10 km from Sringeri
, Kigga is a place amidst thick forests and lush greenery. An ancient temple dedicated to
and Santa and the ancient site of Rishi Vasishtha's Ashram
are the main attractions. The Shivling
sanctified in the main shrine has a horn on the head, depicting sage Rishyasringa. Nearby is the picturesque Sirimane falls. Trek to this place from Kigga is exciting and adventurous. Regular buses ply between Sringeri and Kigga.