|Elevation||603 m (1,978 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
As of 2001[update] India census, Shikaripur had a population of 31,508. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shikaripur has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 67%. In Shikarpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The former Chief minister of Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa has been a legislator of this town from many years.
Balligavi is 20 km from Shikaripur and 80 km from Shimoga. This was the capital of Banavasi Nadu during 12th century. Keshareshwara temple, Panchalinga temple. Kaithaleshwara and Thripuramthakeshwara temple are known for the architectural beauty.
Bandalike is 35 km north of Shikaripur. It has many temples and Basadies. In the temples we will find sculptures and writings of Kadambas and Rashtrakutas period. Shanthinath Basadi, Someshwara Threemurthi and Sahasralinga temples are very important temples and historical place
Thalagunda is at a distance of four km from Belligave. Several inscriptions are found in this are Pranshwara temple is worth to visit. To the east of Thalagunda 'Prabhudeva Gaddige' is situated.
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