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Shimoga is a popular city in Karnataka. It holds the fame of being expressed as ‘Rice Bowl of Karnataka’. It is a fabulous place of paddy fields, awe-inspiring waterfalls and amazing landscapes. This verdant land is drained by four main rivers namely Sharavathi, Tungabhadra, Kumudavathi and Varada. Shimoga is a land of hills and scenic greenery. The serene and secluded atmosphere and gentle breeze gives an awesome hug to each and every visitors of Shimoga. It is a blessed land filled with astounding waterfalls, lush greenery and abundant nature beauty. Those who thrive to drink the core essence of nature can find this place as paradise. Jog waterfalls which is cascading from Sharavathi River and Agumbe sunset views are the major attractions in Shimoga. Tunga, Shivapa Naik Palace, Linganmakki Dam, Gudavi bird sanctuary, lion safari and elephant camp are the other famous tourists spots.

Places to visit

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

The popular destination of bird watchers which spreads around 0.75 sq km. It is located on the banks of Gudavi Lake which is flocked by varety of bird species during migratory period between July and October. One can get to see Jungle fowl, Crane, darter, little grebe, white ibis, grey heron and many more.


It is a famous town for Tiger and Lon Safari from the year 1998. The deep forest land spreads over 200 hectares. It offers to see lions, tigers, deer, leopard, sloth bear and many more. Zoo and a children park are added treats.

Lingamakki Dam

It is a popular picnic spot, located around 6 km from jog falls at an altitude of 554 meter from sea level and built across Sharavathi River. It is one of the largest hydro-electric power stations of India.

Jog Falls

It is a sizzling waterfalls cascading from the height of 253 meters, being the second highest waterfalls in India. It holds the legacy of being the first untiered waterfalls in India. It offers a wide range of panoramic and scenic views

Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp

It is popular elephant training camp, located at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga where tourists can enjoy the various training given to elephants, elephant bathing and feeding.

Other Places

Sacred Heart Church, Tunga Dam, Shivappa Naik Palace and Keladi are the other popular destinations in Shimoga. Agumbe and Kodachadri are nearby interesting places to visit.

How to reach Shimoga

By Air

Mangalore airport is located at a distance of 140 km from Shimoga is the nearest airport.

By Train

Shimoga has its own railhead which is well served by trains and connects to all major cities of India.

By Road

There are numerous bus services available to reach Shimoga by road.


Temperature is ranging from 15°c to 27°c. Shimoga is best viewed soon after monsoon, during July and August.

18.7 °C
overcast clouds
Humidity: 45%
Wind : 1.46 mt/sec towards NE

Forecast for Next 3 days

overcast clouds
24.2 °C |19.0 °C
overcast clouds, light rain, moderate rain
20.6 °C |18.4 °C
moderate rain, light rain, overcast clouds, broken clouds
21.2 °C |18.4 °C
scattered clouds, few clouds, light rain, broken clouds
26.4 °C |18.4 °C
scattered clouds, few clouds, light rain, moderate rain
27.2 °C |19.5 °C

Best Time To Visit : ALL
Things to do here:
Must Visit Places : Agumbe, Jog Falls
Near By Other Tourist Places

Shimoga   0 KM near     
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Near By major Cities
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Hyderabad  557 KM near     
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Near By Air Ports
Bajpe Airport   144 KM near     
Hubli Airport   188 KM near     
Mysore Airport   240 KM near     
Sambre Airport   267 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Shimoga  0 KM near     
Sagar  71 KM near     
Davanagere  78 KM near     
Kota  116 KM near     
Near By Districts
Shimoga   2 KM near     
Chikmagalur   77 KM near     
Davangere   78 KM near     
Chitradurga   107 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Shivamogga Rail Way Station   3.1 KM near     
Shivamogga Town Rail Way Station   3.5 KM near     
Bhadravati Rail Way Station   18 KM near     

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