Often referred to as the rice bowl of the Karnataka, Shimoga is part of Malnad region and it is also known as the Gateway to Malnad. Shimoga is famous for its landscapes, waterfalls and historical places. Typically, 2-3 days is required to explore best Shimoga tour packages. Jog Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in India is a major attraction of Shimoga. Kunchikal Falls, Barkana Falls, Achakanya Falls, Onake Abbey Falls, Hidlumane Falls and Dabbe Falls are some of the popular waterfalls in Shimoga. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Agumbe, Kodachadri, Keladi, Tunga dam, Linganmakki dam, ShivappaNaik Palace, the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary and Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp are the some popular Shimoga tourist places.
Jog Falls, Chikmagalur, & Mangalore are also close to Shimoga and 4-5 day trips can be planned to visit Shimoga along with these places.