A unique heritage tourist spot, a museum reflecting the cultural richness, tradition, history of the region.
Showcases collection of rare antiques and valuable materials of historical importance.
It is a result of an invaluable search for lost values and culture of the bygone days by H Khandobrao.
Built-in Farmland surrounded by beautiful areca nut plantation and well-maintained garden, this campus as Museum – Amulya Shodha (Newly Built), Art Complex cum Auditorium “Nenapu” and few traditional cottages/huts.
Visitors can see Olden day pots, pans, cutlery, utensils, lamps, indoor games, clothes, coins, jewellery, wine bottles, wooden utensils.
Kitchen utensils, beetle nut cutters in their hundreds.
Rare paintings of Ravi Varma
Coins, Inscriptions, manuscripts of all ages.
Swords and other Weapons, all used by popular kings.
Costumes of the 16th Century, dresses, sarees.
Musical instruments, Radios, gramophone players.
National Emblem and the Sarva Dharma Sthambha
Collected by Mr Khandobrao over the last 30 years. They have all been carefully catalogued, labelled and maintained well.
Created by H Khandobrao to create awareness among citizens about the significance of lost heritage, the culture of the previous era.
Ideal place for a weekend visit with family and for tourist willing to recollect memories of the bygone era.
Prof H Khandobrao is an expert on coins.
Has populated a huge collection of currencies and coins of many and civilizations.
Prof H Khandobrao built this Museum in memory of his wife Yashodama.
Built by local artisans in Malnad architecture style with more woodwork, bright coloured walls and a lot of stone tablets (Locally called Mastigallu) in the front yard.
Amulya Shodha is open to the public on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and All Public Holidays throughout the year.
There would be an entry fee of Rs 30.
Photography and video shot inside building not allowed.
Amulya Shodha is located 14km from Shivamogga City at Lakkinakoppa on N R Pura – Koppa Road (Shivamogga to B R P Dam road / Shankarghatta)
Sakrebylu Elephant Camp – 25 km- It is considered to be one of the first spots of attractions to most elephant lovers. The camp is exclusively dedicated to captive elephants. These elephants are trained and are also provided with snacks, food and water in the camp.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary – 34 km- The bird sanctuary is famous as a variety of migratory birds can be found here. The sanctuary is made of dense forests which provides shelter to these birds. A wide variety of flora and fauna can also be found here. The sanctuary is one of the 20 important sanctuaries in the country.
Shivappa Nayaka Palace – 13 km- The palace is now turned to the Government Museum. Though the palace is named after the famous Shivappa Nayaka, the palace was built back in the 18th Century by the ruler of the Mysore Province, Hyder Ali. The palace is of utmost historical significance.
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari – 24 km- The reserve is famous for the variety of lions and tigers it houses. The reserve stretches in about 200 hectares of land and is the refuge camp for lions and tigers that are rescued from circuses all around the country. The reserve is also home to leopards, deer, sloth bears and a variety of birds.
Koodli – 27 km- A small village in the Shivamogga (Shimoga) district, is famous as it houses the meeting point of the holy rivers- River Tunga and River Bhadra, therefore, giving rise to the Tungabhadra River. The village is home to an exquisite view of this sangama.
Shri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple – 33 km- The temple is located in Bhadravati, which is an industrial town and is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu. It was constructed in the 13th Century by the Hoysalas. It is a beautiful temple and it’s architecture is said to be one of a kind.
Bhadra Dam – 16 km- The dam is built on the Bhadra River which is a tributary of the River Tungabhadra. The dam was built to enhance the irrigation process and also for hydroelectric power generation. It was commissioned in the year 1965. It is an earth cum masonry structure.
Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary – 47 km- It is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. The Tunga Anicut Dam is located in the sanctuary is also home to a variety of birds and otters. The sanctuary is divided into three parts and tourists are allowed only into the Tourist zone of the sanctuary.