About Sorab

Sorab is a panchayat town located in Shimoga District of Karnataka State. Location of Sorab is in the north-west part of the district in Malnad Region. Nestled amidst of Sahyadri Ghats, Sorab is famous for its cool climate, lush green surroundings and dense forests. Sorab is at a distance of 92 km from the district headquarters, Shimoga.

About Sorab

The nearby villages to Sorab are Nisarani, Mavali, Kodakani, Tavanandi and hosabale. Siddapur Taluka is on the west of Sorab, Sagar Taluka is on the south of Sorab, Shikarpur Taluka is on the east of Sorab and Hirekerur Taluka is on the east of Sorab.

Geography of Sorab

During summers, the temperature is about 36 Degrees Celsius and during winter months, the climate is pleasant with temperature rising up to 18 Degrees Celsius.

Demographics of Sorab

The total population of Sorab Town is about 11, 338 according to India Census 2011. The percentage of males is 51 % and percentage of females is 49 %. The average literacy rate of Sorab is 89%. The administration of Sorab Town is looked after by Sorab Town Panchayat which has divided the town into 11 wards. Out of total population, 68.96% is the Hindus, 30.07% is the Muslims and 0.61% is the Christians.

Tourist Places in Sorab

The most popular attraction of Sorab is the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. This is situated on Banavasi Road at a distance of 16 km from Sorab Town. Grooves of trees and Gudavi, a natural lake of this sanctuary are home to several species of birds including many migratory birds. The total area of this sanctuary is 0.74 sq km. The birds can be seen at this bird sanctuary are Gray Heron, Jungle Fowl, Night Heron, Pond Heron, Darter, Little Cormorant, Black Headed Crane, White Ibis, Indian Shag, Brahminy Kite and Pariah Kite. This sanctuary remains open from 6 am to 6 pm

Sorab Tourism

Other popular attractions of Sorab are Chandragutti, a religious place dedicated to Devi Renukamba, mother of Sage Parasurama and wife of Sage Jamadagni; Kalabairaveshwara Temple, where deity is worshipped as a ligam and a idol both; Nagaraja temple, and Shoolada Berappa Temple.

How to Reach Sorab

Sorab is connected to the capital city, Bangalore, through the National Highway 206. Sorab is best reachable by road as buses both private and state owned connect Sorab with various other cities and towns of Karnataka. Within 10 km of Sorab, there is no railway station. The nearest railway station to Sorab is the Sagar Jambagaru Railway station. Hubli Railway station is also located near to Sorab. Hubli Airport is the nearest airport to Sorab. The nearest international airport to Sorab is the Bangalore Airport.  The best time to visit Sorab is from June to November.

One Day Trip from Sorab

You can plan for exciting one day holidays from Sorab. Some of these places can be covered within a day from Sorab. Read below to know about some of these places.

Sorab to Banavasi

Sorab to Banavasi

Banavasi is believed to be one of the oldest towns of Karnataka State. This place is famous for its Madhukeshwara Temple, a temple that dates back to 9th CE. During the month of December, Kadambothsav, a grand event is organized at this temple by the state government. On this occasion, devotees from various parts of the country come to this town. During Kadambothsava, traditional dance form of Karnataka such as Yakshangana and traditional songs of Karnataka are performed by the local artists.

Sorab to Siddapur

Located in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State, Siddapur is popular for its religious shrines. The famous places of Siddapur are Sri Kalleswara Temple, Maruthi Temple, Laxmi Venkatesh Temple, Sri Raghavendra Temple, Sri Rameshwara Temple, Sri Mahaganapat Temple, Sri Shaneshwar Temple, Sri Hanumana Temple and Sri Bankeshwara Temple. Badriya Jamia Masjid and Holy Rosary Catholic Church are other popular religious spots of Siddapur.

Weekend Destinations from Sorab

There are wonderful tourist retreats around Sorab which can be enjoyed during a short vacation. Read below to know about some of the best weekend destinations around Sorab.

Sorab to Bangalore

Bangalore has lots of attractive places for the tourists. Apart from historical monuments, Bangalore has lakes and gardens where visitors could enjoy some relaxing moments of their life. The popular attractions of Bangalore are Ulsoor Lake, Laal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Palace of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Bull Temple, and Cubbon Park.

Sorab to Hubli

Sorab to Hubli

Considered as one of the most prominent tourist places of Karnataka, Hubli, is known for its ancient monuments and religious shrines. The famous attractions of Hubli are Unkal Lake, Bhavanishankar Temple, Siddharoodha Math, Glass House and Nrupatunga Betta. Other famous attractions around Hubli are Dharwad, the twin city of Hubli, Sogalla Falls, Sathoda Falls, Mathoda Falls, and ISCKON Temple.

Fact File of Sorab

Town: Sorab
District: Shimoga
State: Karnataka
Total Area: 3.25 sq km
Latitude: 14.38 Degrees North
Longitude: 75.1 Degrees East
Elevation: 580 m
Total Population: 11, 338
Summer Temperature: 36 Degrees Celsius
Winter Temperature: 18 Degrees Celsius
Official Language: Kannada

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