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Tunga River Front
Jain Temple - Photo Courtesy Manjesh PV

Shimoga is a part of a region known as Malnad (land of hills) in Karnataka. Most/all these hills are part of the Western Ghats, a region known for plentiful rainfall and lush greenery and declared during 2012 as a World Heritage site.

Shimoga is kind of a center of an area, which are full of number of diverse options for guests to pursue such as.

Koodli lies 15 km away and is the place where the Tunga and Bhadra rivers meet and flow together as Tungabhadra. There are number of heritage temples found here.

Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari lies 12 km on the way to Sagara. Safari drives are conducted by forest department here.

B R P Dam is 28 kms built on the Bhadra river with a height of 186 feet.

Gajanur Dam, is home to a dam build on Tunga river. Sakkare Bayalu is an elephant training camp 2 km away from Gajanur Dam.

Around Sagara (60 kms from Shimoga) there are number of heritage temples and Gudavi Bird sanctuary for guests to pursue.

Around Thirthanhalli (50 kms) there are number of temples (Hindu and Jain) and even a King Cobra Sanctuary to pursue (Agumbe).

Shimoga therefore is an excellent getaway for a family and heritage traveller and anyone looking to explore Western Ghats.

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