To experience the Paradise, come walk the dales and valleys, breathe in its green freshness, be enthralled by nature’s glory and drink from the bowl of nature’s indulgent creation.
Trek in deep forests interspersed with wildlife, captivating cascades, rivers, grassy slopes and rare orchids growing in the wild !!!
Roaming amidst the long grass and tall trees are animals. Plenty of them! If you stay in the forests you can wake up to the chirping of birds and humming of bees, breathe in fresh air and take a stroll through the sylvan surroundings.
Let the cool breeze carry your blues away. At the touch of dusk, the sky dots itself with stars and the silver moonbeams lights up the valleys.
While there’s nothing quite like being here to experience the splendours of this beautiful region, we would like to take you through for a feel of what awaits you in Shivamogga (Shimoga).
List of Water Falls in Shivamogga District
List of Rivers / Dams in Shivamogga District
List of Hill Stations in Shivamogga District
List of Hill Stations in Shivamogga District
List of Heritage places in Shivamogga District
List of Places of Worship in Shivamogga District
Smart City Shivamogga (Shimoga)
Interesting places near Shivamogga District
The most thrilling spectacle in the entire western region of Karnataka is the Jog Falls. It is situated at a distance of 100 Km from Shivamogga (Shimoga). The wondrous sight is that of the river Sharavathi taking a spectacular leap into the chasm from a height of 900ft, to form the Second highest plunge waterfalls in India.
35 Km from Thirthahalli on the road to Udupi is Agumbe, renowned for its alluring view of the setting sun. Situated 2,725ft above sea level, lush green and surrounded by verdant hills. Many small streams straddle the area with a variety of fauna and flora that provide exhilarating scenic beauty. The sky lights up to many a splendid screen of ever-changing hues as the sun travels down to the western sea. Agumbe is also popularly known as Chirrapunji of Karnataka.
Elephants from the adjoining forests bathe at this spot before they re-enter their forest abode. Every morning these majestic creatures waddle down to the waters and after having playfully cleansed their bodies and satiated their thirst, they leave the waters before the rays of the sun get brighter. To watch these mammoths take bath and play in the waters, get there before 9 am.
Situated 115 Km from Shivamogga (Shimoga) is Kodachadri – 1411ft above sea level, a beatific hill abode that overlooks the panoramic Western Ghats. It is clothed with splendid evergreen forests. The first portion of the hills is very steep and difficult to ascend. On the west, the hill descends almost perpendicularly for about 4026ft, meeting the south Kanara forests that lie below. The sea appears quite close, and on a clear day, you can also see the ships go by. The famous temple town of Kollur is 12 km away.
The village is located atop a hill that overlooks the Linganamakki Reservoir. Amidst the large water body, there is a small island that is an attraction to campers. The village is also known as a bird watcher’s paradise as it is home to a wide variety of birds. Honnemaradu is also known for the water sports that are conducted in the backwaters.
Childhood home of the eminent Kannada playwright and poet Kuvempu. A must see place for its natural surrounding and well kept house of Malnad architecture.
The fort was established in the 9th Century and is famous for its impeccable defence system made from the solid layer fortification along with its height, which is located at a distance of about 18km from Thirthahalli. The fort is located at one of the most enchanting and scenic locations of the state. The fort gives a breathtaking view of the nearby western ghats along with the Varahi and the Chakra rivers.
Hidlumane waterfalls will definitely be there on every trekker’s to do list. Its series of waterfalls has around 7 waterfalls in its series. Hidlumane Waterfalls offers you amazing trek offering you an unbelievable sighting of flora and fauna and an amazing view of dead woods.
The place is often known as a nature lover’s paradise as the view treats the visitor’s eyes with mountains located in the Western Ghats as far as one’s eyes can see. The falls is a calm and peaceful place without the disturbance of the usual crowd or the city. The temple premise is one of the best places to meditate. The calmness and serenity in the atmosphere give the perfect scenario to meditate.
Shivappa Nayaka Palace / Museum
Dabbe Falls is very near to Sharavathi Valley and we all know that Sharavathi Valley has an amazing forest and greenery, thanks to the Western Ghats. A dream destination for Nature lovers, Adventure Lovers a trekker’s paradise.
Balligavi is so called the Dakshina Kedara was the capital of Banavasi rulers in the 12th century. Kedareshwara temple, Panchalinga temple and Thripuranthakeshwara temple situated in this town are architectural delights. There are also a few Veerashaiva Mutts showcasing the Bakthi saints and poets. Balligavi situated 21 km from Shikaripur town.
Vanake-Abbe, a small waterfall, 4 km away from Agumbe, is an ideal picnic spot and the serene surrounding is a flourishing brush stroke to an already rich picturesque frame. This place is home to a variety of reptiles, amphibians and birds. Sambhar, mouse deer, civet cat and leopard are sighted at times.
Savehakalu Dam / Savehaklu Reservoir is Situated 6km away from Chakra dam, this reservoir can be spotted while travelling towards Kodachadri from Nagara. Built across Chakra River, Built to store and divert river water towards Linganamakki (Sharavathi River) to generate Electricity.