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Sira

Sira is a town and taluk headquarters of Sira Taluk of Tumkur district in Karnataka. Sira lies on the NH-4 which connects Mumbai - Chennai. Distance Sira to Jagalur, Karnataka is 128.5 km and travelling time is around 2 h 6 min via NH48.



Sira Town was a strategically important place prior to the British Raj. It still has many historic structures. Among them are the Eidgah, Juma Masjid and the dargah or tomb over Mallik Rehan's grave. Mallik Rehan was the Governor of the dying Mughal Empire's south Indian domain under Emperor Aurangazeb. In the late 1600s Sira became a major province or 'Suba' of the Mughals.