#1 of 6 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 20 km from Tarikere, 31 km from Shimoga, 52 km from Kemmangundi, and 78 km from Chikmagalur, Bhadra Dam is a magnificent dam built across Bhadra River near Lakkavalli village. It is one of the popular places to visit in Shimoga.

The dam offers wonderful views of the surrounding hills. There are several small islands formed by the reservoir and these islands are shelters for migrating birds. Boating facility is available in the reservoir. The forests & valleys surrounded by the dam are rich in wildlife and the reservoir is the western border of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Safari into the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary starts from River Tern Lodge near Bhadra Dam.

Lakkavalli can be easily reached from Tarikere. more

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#2 of 6 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 26 km from Sringeri, 31 km from Thirthahalli, 55 km from Udupi, 62 km from Kundapura, 77 km from Kudremukh, 94 km from Shimoga, 112 km from Mangalore, 342 km from Bangalore, Agumbe is a small hill town located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. Nestled in the thickly forested Malnadu region of the Western Ghats, it is one of the most mesmerizing offbeat hill stations in Karnataka, and among the most famous places to visit near Mangalore.

Situated at an altitude of over 2100 feet, the scenic village of Agumbe lies in the Western Ghats belt with some of the last remaining lowland rainforests. The place is nicknamed 'The Cherrapunji of the South' as it receives the heaviest rainfall in the southern part which makes it a perfect home to some of the scenic waterfalls, dense forests, and rivers. It is also called Hasiru Honnu means green gold as it is home to .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 94 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): Full Day
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#3 of 6 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 39 km from Kemmangundi, 47 km from Shimoga, and 79 km from Chikmagalur, Amruthapura is a village located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka which is well known for the famous Amruteshwara Temple. It is one of the historical places to visit as part of Kemmanagundi Packages.

The Amruteshwara Temple is an ancient temple built in 1196 AD by Amruteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Veera Ballala II. Ruvari Mallitamma, the well-known Hoysala sculptor and architect is known to have started his career here working on the domed ceilings in the main mantapa. On the porch of the temple is a large stone inscription, a fine example of medieval Kannada poetry. This temple is situated near the Bhadra Reservoir in the Malnad region surrounded by coconut and palm plantations. It is one of the best places to visit in Kemmanagundi.

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Distance (From Shimoga): 47 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): 3 Hours
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#4 of 6 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 400 km from Bangalore, 105 km from Shimoga, 161 km from Hubli, 87 km from Murudeswar, 150 km from Karwar, 31 km from Sagar, 60 km from Sirsi & 21 km from Siddapur, Jog falls is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi, it is one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India, and among the best places to visit in Karnataka.

This is formed over the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 feet). The Sharavathi River flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep and the water comes down in four distinct falls known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket. The four cascades merge to form the huge waterfall. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft. Halfway down it is encountered by the Rover, another fall, which rushes violently downwards to meet the Raja. The third .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): 6 Hours
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#5 of 6 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 41 km from Kadur, 62 km from Chikmagalur, 68 km from Shimoga, 121 km from Hassan, 205 km from Mangalore, 213 km from Mysore, and 246 km from Bangalore, Kemmanagundi is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikmagalur district. It is one of the popular tourist places in Karnataka, and among the best places to visit near Bangalore.

Kemmanagundi is a beautiful and picturesque hill station situated at an altitude of 1434 m on the Baba Budan range. Breathtaking views of the valleys amidst mountain streams and lush vegetation are the main attractions of Kemmanagundi tour packages. The region is covered with plantations of coffee and tea along with thick bamboo groves forming a dense forest cover.

Kemmangundi derives its name from three Kannada words - kempu (red), mannu (soil) and gundi (pit) mean a place with red .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 68 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): Full Day
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#6 of 6 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 84 km from Gokarna, 99 km from Shimoga, 100 km from Dandeli, 102 km from Hubli, 115 km from Karwar, 125 km from Murudeshwar, 196 km from Belgaum, 202 km from Panjim, 277 km from Mangalore, 376 km from Mysore, 395 km from Bangalore, and 588 km from Hyderabad, Sirsi is a small hill station located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is the main commercial center and a business hub in the Malnadu region, and among the must include places in Karnataka tour packages.

Situated at an altitude of 2000 feet, Sirsi is a tourist destination that is surrounded by thick forests and towering hills. It is one of the most popular places to visit near Hubli. Sirsi is a place full of surprises and one can visit numerous religious spots, waterfalls, and forests replete with rich flora and fauna as part of Sirsi holiday packages. In .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 99 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): Full Day
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Most Asked Questions on Shimoga

  • What is the best season to visit Shimoga?

    Winter season from October to March is the best time to visit Shimoga when the weather is pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing and other activities.

  • How many days are required to visit Shimoga?

    Shimoga usually takes full day to visit the most important attractions. There are several wonderful destinations to visit near Shimoga like Jog Falls, Chikmagalur and Kemmanagundi that can be visited by adding additional few days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Shimoga?

    Budget of Shimoga trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Shimoga tour packages offered by start from as low as INR 5700 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8800 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Shimoga?

    Ensure to cover most important Places to visit in Shimoga like Bhadra Dam, Agumbe, Amruthapura, etc. Chikmagalur which is 95 km from Shimoga and can be visited along with Shimoga.