Nestled on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Shimoga is one of the most beautiful destinations in Karnataka. Acres of sprawling green forests, sylvan settings and rivers make Shimoga the ideal serene retreat.
Established by the Keladi rulers, Shimoga is also known as Shivamogga and is the administrative headquarters of the Shimoga district. One of the beautiful cities in Karnataka, Shimoga boasts of considerable historical importance. From being ruled by the Mauryas to the Vijaynagar rulers, Shimoga was a prosperous town in medieval India.
There is a number of interesting tourist attractions in Shimoga. The Ambutirtha is one of them where River Sharavathi originates and this is one of the sacred destinations for the pilgrims. Agumbe is a picturesque town which is famous for its fascinating sunrise and sunsets. On your tour to Shimoga, you can visit the beautiful town of Agumbe.
The Balehali forest is quite close to Shimoga and on your tour to Shimoga you can get a glimpse of the beautiful Barkana Falls where the water flows from the Seetha River. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. The rich variety of flora and fauna attracts tourists from all over. This beautiful wildlife sanctuary is a must-include destination on any tour to Shimoga.
A few kilometers from Shimoga is the Jog Falls. One of the highest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls is one of the major tourist places in Karnataka.
Shimoga in Karnataka in India has its own railway station. The city is interconnected to the rest of the country with a good network of roadways and railways. Mangalore is just 200 km from the city of Shimoga. On your tour to Shimoga Karnataka you can even drop into Mangalore and from there you can take a drive to Shimoga. Relax amidst the sylvan settings and enjoy the beauty of nature on your tour to Shimoga.