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List of Water Falls in Shivamogga District
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The most thrilling spectacle in the entire western region of Karnataka is the Jog Falls. The wondrous sight is that of the river Sharavathi taking a spectacular leap into the chasm from a height of 900ft, to form the 2nd highest plunge waterfalls in India.
Renowned for its alluring view of the setting sun and surrounded by verdant hills. Lush green and many small streams straddle the area with a variety of fauna and flora that provide exhilarating scenic beauty. Popular TV Serial “Malgudi Days” was Shot here.
Elephants from the adjoining forests bathe at this spot before they re-enter their forest abode. Every morning before the rays of the sun get brighter these majestic creatures waddle down to the waters, playfully clean their body and satiated their thirst.
Natural Heritage Site - Mountain peak clothed with splendid evergreen forests, overlooking the panoramic Western Ghats. 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.
Known for the water sports that are conducted in the backwaters of Linganamakki Reservoir. Amidst the large water body, there is a small island that is an attraction to campers. Also known as a bird watcher’s paradise as it is home to a wide variety of birds.
The childhood home of eminent Kannada playwright and poet Kuvempu (Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa). A must-see place for its natural surrounding and the well-kept house of Malnad architecture. Nestled amid green forests of Malnad, the house (museum) is a prominent view.
9th Century fort, famous for its impeccable defense system and rainwater harvesting system. Located at one of the most enchanting and scenic landscape, the fort gives a breathtaking view of the nearby western ghats along with the Varahi and the Chakra rivers.
Big House located in the heart of Agumbe, is an architectural wonder. “Swami and Friends” of Shankar Nag’s famous TV series Malgudi Days were shot here. Sir M Visvesvaraya, Jawaharlal Nehru visited this house. 3 generations of the family live here even now.
This 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. The view treats the visitor’s eyes with mountains located in the Western Ghats as far as one’s eyes can see. The temple adjacent to falls is a calm and peaceful place without the any disturbance.
Government Museum located in Shivamogga City. Has collection of artistic sculptures, Antiques, coins, armour, inscriptions, manuscripts, Memorials, Sati, Hero stones, monuments recovered from Archaeological sites and temples excavated around Shivamogga.
An ideal place in the Western Ghats for trekking enthusiasts. The highest peak of Agumbe range. offers a panoramic view of western ghats mountain ranges. Can be reached from Agumbe (Malandur) or Sringeri (Kigga). Picturesque trail and absolutely worth doing!
Small less explored waterfall. This is the first plunge of Sharavathi River before it takes a deep plunge at JogFalls there by creating the second highest plunge waterfalls in India . If you love nature and traveling, especially with family, kids you need to visit this place.
Once the capital of Keladi Nayakas is now a popular tourist destination in Shivamogga District. Famous for Aghoresvara ( Shiva ) Temple. Temple architecture, carvings, sculptures gives insight about Indian Tradition, culture. Located close to Sagara town.
Dabbe Falls also know as Kep Joga is near to Sharavathi Valley and we all know that Sharavathi Valley has an amazing dense forest and greenery, thanks to the Western Ghats. A dream destination for Nature lovers, Adventure Lovers, its 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 & Thripuranthakeshwara temple situated in this town are architectural delights. Few Veerashaiva Mutts are also here.
Vanake-Abbe, a small and beautifull waterfall in the middle of thick rain forest, 4 km away from Agumbe. This place is home to a variety of reptiles, amphibians and birds. Sambhar, mouse deer, civet cat and leopard are sighted at times.
Savehakalu / Savehaklu Reservoir is Situated 6km away from Chakra dam, this reservoir can be spotted while travelling towards Kodachadri from Nagara. Built across Chakra River to store and divert river water towards Linganamakki (Sharavathi River) to generate Electricity.
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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).