A taluk headquarters, Sorab is a prominent town in Shimoga District
and is 73 km north-west of Shimoga
. The Gudigaras (artisans involved in construction of temples under Hoysala kings) of this region are famed for their craft works in sandal and ivory. The town is also spelt as Soraba.
Chandragutti, a religious center, is 15 km away and Kubetoor, renowned for ancient temples, is 30 km away. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is another tourist destination nearby. Kuppagadde, Balligavi (or Belgami),
Ulvi are among the surrounding places.
Talguppa Railway Station, 26 km, is the nearest railhead. Major railhead and airport are Shimoga Town Railway Station and Hubli Airport, 107 km north. State Highway 48 connects Sorab with Shikaripur.