Sringeri is a beautiful place, it is like a semi hillstation. This place is really vibrant and soothing.
It is said that Adi Shankaracharya, when seeing a Cobra raised its hood to give protection against scorching sun to a Frog about to lay eggs.
Seeing this, Adi Shankaracharya thought that Sringeri must be the most divine place on earth as the arch enemies giving protection to other.
Natural enemies had gone beyond their instincts. Hence Adhi Shankaracharya selected the place to stay (12 years) and teach his disciples.
Sringeri soil is very fertile, you can see how happily plants & trees will grow. You can also see Sandalwood trees if you troll in the forest. The scent of sandalwood tree is mesmerizing.