Know About splendid and eventful tour of Shimoga, Karnataka – Shimoga Tour and Travel Guide

Shimoga, the historic Karnataka city is famous for its spectacular locations loaded with picturesque scenic beauty, waterfalls and tall palms carpeted with luxuriant green paddy field. Five major rivers of state are flowing through the district and has made intense fertile specially for the rice crop as a result of this bliss of nature  Shimoga is famous as Rice Bowl of Karnataka.

In the ancient time city was the home of Maharishi Durvasa, better known for his anger, who used to carry sweet liquid obtained by squeezing the tender green grass in his Kamandal [Sihi - Moge] from which city name Shimoga is derived. The name Shimoga is also refers to Lord Shiva and literary means face of Shiva.

Many of the popular tourist spots and travel destinations of the Karnataka state are situated in close vicinity of Shimoga, hence on the tourism map of the state city is considered as one the most important tourism center. Dams constructed on the Bhadra and Tunga rivers are accessible from the Shimoga. Sringeri Sarada Mutt, one of the most visited religious travel destination of Karnataka famous for the Mutt established by Saint Adishankara is hardly 100 odd Km away from the Shimoga.  Since 1988 Tyarekoppa lion-tiger safari have introduced a new horizon to tourism of Shimoga. This is an ideal picnic spot, situated 10 km from Shimoga where one can sight a variety of Lions, Tigers, Cheetah, Bear, Deer, and exotic migratory birds here.

Surely you will be eager to know about the Shimoga Hotels as tourist accommodation is the primary requirement for any tour. Hotels of the city are well prepared to meet with different choice and budget of the travelers.


Vital Tourist Information : Shimoga

Location :
Shimoga is a small town from the south Indian state Karnataka located on the banks of Tunga river in the central region of the state on the Sahyadiri ranges, which are part of the picturesque Western Ghats.


Near By City : Mangalore


State : Karnataka [India]


Famous as / For :
Scenic nature - Rice Production - Lion Safari


Weather & Climate :
Shimoga experiences seasonal climate.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 42°C Min. 22°C
Winter : Max. 30°C Min. 10°C


Best Time to Visit :
Mid September to Mid March is the best time for Shivamogga visit.


Spoken Languages :
Kannada - English - Hindi


Dining / Food Facility :
Shimoga is a multi cuisine city for the tourist but when you are here must enjoy local cuisines like Midigayi-uppinakai, Sandige, Avalakki and Akki rotti and Sweets like Genesale, Thotadevvu and Thambli.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Shimoga is not a great shopping place from tourist point of view though a few people shop here for purchasing cloths and garments due to low rates and good quality.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots : Elephant camp - Jog Falls - Lion / Tiger Safari - Shivappanaika's Palace/Museum
Religious Places : Sacred Heart Cathedral Church - Parvati Temple - Rameshwara Temple - Veerbhadreshwara Temple


How To Reach Shimoga Karnataka [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Shimoga rail station have good network of trains from Bengaluru, Hubali, Mysore and other cities so the city is accessible by train journey.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Shimoga falls on national highway 206 which connects city with state capital city Bangalore [about 270km]. Luxury and government buses ply reliquary from Hubali, Mamgalore, Bengaluru, Udapi and other south Indian cities to get visitors here by road travel.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Mangalore [200 km] is the nearest airport for air travel to Shimoga but still a few visitor feel Bangalore more comfortable one.