Shringeri is a temple town widely known for the Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetham, a famous temple that
attracts tourists from all over India. Located in the Chikmagalur district of
Karnataka, situated on the banks of the Tunga River. Constructed alongside the
Western Ghats, this small temple town boasts incredible views of the nearby
valleys and waterfalls. Many tourists also visit Shringeri on their way to Jog
Falls, which is one of the highest waterfalls in India. Whether you are
visiting for temples and history or picturesque views of nature, Shringeri can
tame the desires of any traveler.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Shringeri with ease! The best way to get there is via the Mangalore-Bangalore Highway. Continue along this road until you reach SH-71. From there continue along this road until you reach Belur Road. Follow Belur Road until you reach SH57. From there take SH64 and then SH27 until you reach your destination. The entire trip is just over 330KM and should take just about 6 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Shringeri however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Shringeri in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Shringeri
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Sringeri Sharada Peetha: Established by Adi Shankara in 8th century AD, it is the southernmost Advaita Vedanta Matha in India. Easily the biggest tourist attraction of Shringeri, this temple attracts thousands of people from all over India for its impressive architecture and history.
Sharadamba Temple: Dedicated to the goddess of learning and wisdom, this temple was originally built of wood before destroyed by an unexpected fire. In an attempt to preserve the history of this magnificent temple, it was rebuilt in the style of South Indian Architecture. If visiting Shringeri for the fantastic temples, this is a must see.
Tunga River Bank: This is a great spot to rest and have a picnic with the family. Famous for it’s diverse fishes (although fishing is banned), many people will stay and feed puffed rice to the fishes. If you have a nice day this is the perfect way to relax after a day filled with standing and walking.
Insiders Tip: Make sure to try the famous Shringeri Banana Chips!
The best time to visit Shringeri is from October to April.