• Sirsi is situated in the North Canara district of Karnataka. It is a hill station town. The town is surrounded by lush green forest and the region is popular for a large number of waterfalls. Hubli is the nearest large city.

• Sirsi has an average literacy rate of 91%, which is much higher than the national average of 74.05%: male literacy is 94%, and female literacy is 88%.

• It has several educational institutions and Dharwad UAS is near to Sirsi. The region is extensively rich in agriculture produce and has very good scope for agricultural research & developmental activities.

• Main businesses around the town are mostly subsistence and agriculture based, making it one of the major trading centres for Arecanut. The nuts grown here are transported all over India and also exported abroad. The region is also popular for many other spices like cardamom, pepper, betel leaves and vanilla. The major food crop is paddy and rice is the staple food of the people.

By Road: Sirsi is linked to other parts of the state many state highways. Sirsi linked to neighboring district headquarters of Dharwad, Udupi, Haveri, Belagaum, Shimoga, Sagar. The state corporation has a very good network of buses to all major cities/towns in Karnataka and Maharashtra. VRL and Sugama Transport are the 2 major private bus operators.

By Railways: Nearest railhead is at Talguppa. Talguppa is 54 km from Sirsi. Talguppa railway connects Bengaluru city via Sagara. Major railhead is Hubli, which is the Zonal Headquarters of South Western Railways.

By Air: Nearest airport is in Hubli and Belgaum which is about 2.5 hrs and 5 hrs respectively drive from Sirsi. Hubli is connected to Bangalore and Mumbai by air. Belgaum is connected to Bangalore by air