(2000 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Shivamogga)

Karnataka | India
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Shimoga is categorised as Plantations

Tunga River Front
Amrutesvara Temple Amruthapura - Photo Courtesy Dinesh-Kannambadi
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari (Photo Courtesy: Samadolfo)
Rameshvara temple at Kudli
Jain Temple on Kundadri Hill (Photo Courtesy: Manjeshpv)

Reasons to Visit
  • Shimoga, part of the Malnad region, is a place known for its scenic beauty, forests, waterfalls, cool climate.
  • Shimoga is origin of rivers Kali, Gangavathi, Sharavathi and tadadi. The other major rivers which flow through the district are Tunga, Bhadra and Varada.
  • Shimoga district is rich in flora and fauna, the dense forest and green shrub jungles are main producers of sandalwood, rosewood, teak and other exotic timber. Mango, Jackfruit, Tamarind etc. are the other important trees found around the district with rich yields.
  • Shimoga area is home to good homestays which are good for family getaways
  • Industrial Townships of Karnataka"Shimoga is gateway to Western Ghats and area of Malnad. APMC of Shimoga is main marketing point of arecanut, the major commercial crop grown in the district. Industries here include foundries that manufacture quality castings. "
Access Information

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Point to Point Transport

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Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to ShimogaRs. 4929

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Destination Ideas

  • Off-beat getaways in Coastal Karnataka
  • Shimoga Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Guddekal near Shimoga is home to Subrahmanya Temple near Tunga River
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    Gajanur at 12 kms from Shimoga is set on Tunga River and well known for the dam built across the river.
    Lake or Riverside
    Sakkarebaylu is home to an elephant training camp run by the government of India. located on the banks of the Tunga river 1 km from Gajanur. Guests enjoy interaction with elephants and elephant rides.
    Elephant Experience
    Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari where Lions and Tigers rescued circus around India are rehabilitated and kept in an open zoo. Its also a popular tourist centre as safaris are conducted here.
    Animal Rescue Centre, Nature Park
    Koodli is the place where two rivers, the Tunga River and Bhadra River, meet to give rise to the Tungabhadra River. The rivers are worshipped and considerd sacred. At the confluence there is a 12th century Rameshvara Temple with hoysala era architecture. There is also a popular Sri Chitamani Narasimha Swamy Temple here. There are two mutt in the Koodli. One is Shankara mutt (Advaita Philosophy) & another one is Akshobhya thirtha Mutt (Dvaita Philosophy).
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple, River Confluence, Other, Ashram
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    B R P Dam is 28 kms from Shimoga built on the Bhadra river. Its an excursion option for tourists to Shimoga.
    Lake or Riverside
    Kundagiri Hills at 30 kms Shimoga are home to a 17th century Jain temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Amruthapura is renowned for 12th Century Amruteshvara temple representing Hoysala era Architecture. It is located at a quiet spot near Bhadra River reservoir at 9 kms from tarikere. Temples are well preserved and good for guests with interests in Architecture and Temple heritage
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    Humcha is home to a Jain Matha. The Bhattaraka seat at Humcha was founded in the 8th century AD. It is renowned for being an ancient institution of Jain community known for its cultural and historical heritage.The area is considered an international renowned pilgrim centre for Jainism
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Kedaresvara Temple at Balligavi is renowned pilgrimage and known as Dakshina Kedara means Kedarnath of the South. It is an area renowned for its ancient monuments
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a renowned bird sactuary. 200+ species of birds are found at this place. Best visited in winter.
    Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Harihar is renowned for its 12th century Harihareshwara temple which was during Hoysala era. Presiding deity is Harihareshwara which is a combination of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The area is also known as "Dakshina Kashi".
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Town centreArea in and around Shimoga town centreBusiness/Holiday2
Nearest Airport in Shimoga
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore-194 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Shimoga
  • Davangere Railway Station ( DVG ), Davanagere-90 Kms
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