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Shimoga, the civilizing capital of Karnataka, is a bright place enhanced with fertile land, alluring waterfalls, and rich green jungles. Its verdant greenery and quiet feel make it a standout amongst other spots to visit in Karnataka. River Tungabhadra, River Sharavathi, River Varada, and River Kumadvathi have cut out pleasant waterway valleys here. The place is anciently famous as Kadambas, Gangas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, and Vijayanagar Kings reigned in this locale.


Falls and Dams: – Jog Falls, Achakanya Falls, Vanake – Abbey Falls, Hebbe Falls, Tunga Anicut Dam, Gajanur Dam, BRP Dam, Linganamakki Dam
Wildlife and Sanctuaries:- Lion Safari, Honnermaradu, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuaries, Sakkarebylu, Sakrebyle Elephant Camp
Other Places:- Shivappa Nayaka Summer Palace, Kote Seeta-Rama Temple, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and Tyavarekoppa, Ikkeri, Balehonnur Boat Stay, Suzlon windmills, etc..

Nearby places: Jog Falls, Kemmanagundi, Chikmagalur, Udupi, Murudeshwar, Sringeri

Best Time to visit: October to March

Peak Season: October to March

How to Reach

  • By Air: Mangalore is the closest airport which is 180 km away from here.
  • By Rail: This city has its own Railway Station which is connected to Bangalore and Mysore through Shimoga Station. Birur Junction is the closest station to Shimoga.   
  • By Road: Shimoga is at a distance of 247 km from Bangalore and is well connected through KSRTC Volvo buses. Also, taxi or cabs are available for Shimoga from any major cities

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