Following are few information’s to reach to Sonda
Distance from Bangalore : 430 kilometers. Mysore is roughly the same distance.
Distance from Hubli : 120 kilometers away.
Distance from Sirsi : 22 kilometers.
Nearest Railway Stations : Haveri(100 kms), Hubli.
Nearest Airport : Hubli, Bangalore, Mangalore.
Lodging Facilities : Rooms are available through the temple administration itself, though they get full during weekends. If rooms are unavailable, administration will provide safe lockers @ Rs 5/- per day!
The temple provides lunch and dinner.
Sugama, VRL Logistics
, Sea Bird travelers run daily buses to Sonda from Bangalore. You need to book in advance though. The buses reach Sonda around 7:30AM and leaves around 8:30PM. The departure time is not set in stone. The buses wait till the Bhoota Raja Bali and dinner is complete. KSRTC
buses are available from Sirsi to Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.
There are buses to Sirsi every two hours. In between, there are private shared Cabs running between Sirsi and Sonda. The last bus to Sirsi is at 5:15PM so one needs to plan well if returning from Sirsi.
Driving directions from Bangalore : Bangalore – Tumkur – Chitradurga – Haveri – Sirsi. From Sirsi, take the Yellapur highway and you will find signboards pointing towards Sode