Backwaters

#1 of 5 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 52 km from Kemmangundi, 20 Kms from Tarikere, 78 km from Chikmagalur & 31 km from Shimoga, Bhadra Dam is a magnificent Dam built across Bhadra River near Lakkavalli village.

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 boarder 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.

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Hill Station

#2 of 5 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 hills stations in South India and among the must-visit places as part of Karnataka Tour Packages.

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 as '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 several rare species of medicinal plants like Garcinia, Myristica, Listsaea, Diospyros, .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 94 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): Full Day
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Heritage

#3 of 5 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 39 km from Kemmangundi, 47 km from Shimoga, 79 km from Chikmagalur & 9 km from Tarikere, Amruthapura is a village located in Chikmagalur district of the Karnataka which is well known for the famous Amruteshwara Temple.

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 Malnad region surrounded by coconut and palm plantations.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple was built using soft clay stone. This medium sized temple showcases excellent craftsmanship of Hoysala architecture. This temple is in the ekakuta style, .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 47 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): 3 Hours
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Waterfall

#4 of 5 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 the one of the highest plunge waterfall in India situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka State. Locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi, this is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore to visit as part of Karnataka holiday packages.

Jog Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India and one of the top destinations of Karnataka Tourism. This is formed over the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft).The Sharavathi River flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep and the water .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shimoga - Including Travel): 6 Hours
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Hill Station

#5 of 5 Places to Visit in Shimoga

At a distance of 62 km from Chikmagalur, 41 km from Kadur, 121 km from Hassan, 68 km from Shimoga, 205 km from Mangalore, 213 km from Mysore and 246 km from Bangalore, Kemmanagundi is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikmagalur district. At an altitude of 1434 m, Kemmanagundi is a beautiful and picturesque hill station, situated on the Baba Budan range. Kemmangundi derives its name from three Kannada words - kempu (red), mannu (soil) and gundi (pit) means a place with red soil. It is among the popular tourist places in Karnataka and one of the best places to visit near Bangalore.

Kemmanagundi is also popularly known by the name of KR Hills, named after the Mysore King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Mesmerized by the beauty of the place, he .....

Distance (From Shimoga): 68 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 Trawell.in 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.