Soraba is a panchayat town in Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka in India. Soraba is located at 14°23′N 75°06′E / 14.38°N 75.1°E. It has an average elevation of 580 metres (1902 feet). The town derives its name from its earlier name Surabhipura meaning town of Surabhi. Surabhi was the holy cow which was milked by a stone statue of the god Sri Ranganatha. A temple is built on the same place where the holy cow used to milk and it is now the Sri Ranganatha temple. The story says that the temple was built by a local landlord from Halesoraba on the bay of river Dandavati. This is recorded on a manuscript written in Old Kannada script on the stone tower by the river Dandavati . Soraba is now a taluk headquarters. Soraba's main road (Ratha beedhi) is the only road (which stretches for approximately a kilo meter) and has its main shops and hospitals.On 2013 Soraba town was improved now so many shops and medical shops were build. Wikipedia
A place in India, Soraba is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Soraba is located at a short trip away from Chikmagalur a major city in India. Add Chikmagalur to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Mullayanagiri, Baba Bundangiri, Sringeri Sharada Peetham. Also, to reach Soraba, you'll have to take a flight to Chikmagalur; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Soraba can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
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