Kesaribat: Kesaribat is a unique confection made from a tiny, aromatic rice, saffron, sugar and ghee. Usually, it is cooked during special occasions like weddings or festivals.
In Sirsi Holi is observed in Sirsi with a distinctive Carnival. The "Bedara Vesha" folk dance is performed starting five days before the festival day itself. Every other year, the festival is held in the town, which draws a sizable throng from all over India over the course of the five days.
Best time to Visit:
March to May: Summer
October to February: Winter
How to Reach:
By Road: Several state highways connect Sirsi to other regions of the state. To reach Sirsi, there are three mountain roads, also known as the Ghat portion.
1. Devimane Ghat Road via Katgal, Devimane, and Amminali from Kumta 15 total hairpin turns in total.
2. The Vaddi Ghat Road via Achave, Yana Rock Mountain, and Devanahalli from Ankola 21 total hairpin turns overall.
3. Doddamane Ghat Road via Mavingundi, Siddapura, and Kansoor from Kumta 15 total hairpin turns in total.
During rainy seasons, some roads may be hazardous to travel on due to slick conditions. However, due to the monsoon, these roads are beautiful throughout the months of June to October.
Via train: The Talguppa and Kumta railhead is the closest. Sirsi is 54 km away from Talguppa. Sirsi is 62 km away from Kumta. Around 76 km separate Haveri Railway Station from Sirsi. From there, trains go to a number of significant cities, including Hubli, Davangere, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Salem, Madurai, and Tirunelveli.
By Air: The closest airports are in Hubli and Belgaum, which are both about 2.5 hours and 5 hours drive from Sirsi respectively. Belgaum is connected to Bangalore, while Hubli is connected to Mumbai, Chennai, Mangalore and Belgaum. Dabolim Airport Goa is the closest international airport.
Where to Stay:
1. Hotel Aleha Gateway
2. Hotel Madhuvana
3. Supriya International