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Tourist Places In Shimoga.
shimoga is locally called as shiva- mogga. The name shimoga is derived from the term shiva-mukha, literally meaning "Face of Shiva". Shimoga District is a part of naturally rich Malnad region of Karnataka. Shimoga is a true picture of nature's bounts- landscopes dotted with waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make picturesque locales, shimoga is 273 Kms southwest of Bangalore.
Make your Tour to Shimoga Memorable by visiting these famous tourist near shimoga.
- Tyarekoppa Lion Safari :
started in 1988, this lion safari is a ideal picnic spot, situated 10 km, from shimoga. You can sight a variety of Lions, Tigers, cheetah, Bear, Deer, and exotic Migratory Birds here.
- Kadachadri :
This is the highest peak in shimoga District. kadachadri is around 120 km from shimoga this beautiful hill station is nestled in the western Ghats.
- Achakanya Falls
10 kms from Thirthahalli on the way to Hosanagar near Aralsuruli you can find river Sharavathi takes a spectacular leap here to form this wanderful falls.
- Tunga Dam
10 kms from shimoga city on the way to thirthahalli you can find a place called Gajanur.
- Linganmakki Dam
6 kms from Jogfalls. This dam is constructed across river sharavati. The height of the Linganmakki dam is 1819 feet above sea level.
- Shivappa Naik Palace
This palace is situated on the banks of river tunga in the busy lanes of shimoga city. This palace was built by shivappa naik of Keladi in 16th century.
- Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp
Located 14km from shimoga, you can catch a glimpse of several elephants playing in the waters, by getting into this camp before 9am.
The first capital of Keladi Nayakas, it has a large courtyard decked with the Rameshvara temple, Veerbhadreshvarb temble, and the Parvathi temple.
This spectacular sunset point is also known as the Cheeranapunji of south india as it receives the highest rainfall in South india. This Picturesque landscope is renowned for it's glorious Sunset.
- Jog Falls
one of the highest waterfalls in india, jogfalls is situated 100 Km from Shimoga It is formed by the sharvathi River, Gashing down from a height of 253 meters.
Also known as Dakshina kedara, there are some important temples here like the Kedareshwara temple, Tripurantakeshvara temple, prabhudeva temple, etc...
- Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Situated 32km from shimoga, this is a picnic spot set amidst. Lush green forest where birds migrate from far-off places.
where to Stays
Enjoy a comfortable stay while on a Tour to Shimoga, offering a Remarkable blend of tradition and modernity. Some of the major hotels in Shimoga are Jewel Rock Hotel,
Hotel Navarathna International etc.... Hotels.
How to Reach
1. By Air : The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport(200 km), Bangalore Airport(250 km).
2. By Rail : Shimoga is Connected by rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.
3. By Road : Shimoga is well connected by a Network of roads to major cities and Towns of Karnataka, and important cities of nearby States.
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