Sringeri (Kannada: ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ) is a town & taluk head quarters in the Chikmagaluru district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the banks of the river Tunga, its in the middle of the western ghats. During the 8th century when Adi Shankaracharya was travelling to various places to propagate his philosophies he came across this place, impressed by this place, he stayed here for around 12 yrs & established his first Matha out of the 4 Mathas which are in all 4 directions of India.
From Chikamagaluru its around 86 km via Balehonnur.
From Bengaluru its around 325
To reach Chikamagaluru there are 2 routes (one is via Hassan - NH48 & other is via Arasikere - NH206)
From Shivamogga its around 115 km on NH13
From Mangalore its around 105 km on NH13
* Balehonnur (Around 36 km - Pilgrimage place)
* Agumbe (Around 28 km - Sunset point, water falls)
* Kuppalli (Around 40 km - Birthplace of famous Kannada poet Kuvempu)
* Kalasa (Around 72 km)
* Horanadu (Around 75 km - Annapoorneshwari Temple)
* Kudremukha (Around 52 km - Its a National Park & hill station)
Main entrance to the temple