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Best Places To Visit In Shimoga In May

 
  • The ultimate curated list of places to visit in shimoga in may
  • 01The Kodachadri Trek, Karnataka

    The Kodachadri Trek, Karnataka
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    About the Destinations:

    The outskirts of the state of Karnataka are blessed with some of the most amazing landscapes that are home to numerous peaks and waterfalls. One amongst them is Shivmogga, also known as Shimoga. Famous for its numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks, it is one of the most ideal nature getaways close to Bangalore that one can embark on. The destination rests peacefully on the banks of the Tunga River, making up for its soothing and salubrious climate.

    In the varied beauties of this awesome destination lies the Kodachadri Peak, which boasts of lush green forests on its summit. The peak also holds the distinction of being a Natural Heritage sight as declared by the government of Karnataka. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kodachadri is located at 1,343 meters above the sea level. Designated as the 10th tallest peak in the state and a precious natural heritage location, Kodachadri trek boasts of compact forests, beautiful waterfalls en route gorgeous jungle trails and picturesque landscapes. 

    The name of Kodachadri is derived from the words Kodacha and Adri, which in the local language means home of the hill jasmine flowers. The peak of Kodachadri is perfect canvas like backdrop to the famous Mookambika Temple and also the Mookambika National Park. Being in the heart of this national Park, there are various opportunities for wildlife and trekking enthusiasts. Kodachadri Trekking offers the adventurists the opportunity to explore the lush green hillside views and celebrate the wonders of nature. 

    The peak is also home to a stunning range of Biodiversity such as Malabar Langoor, Malabar Pied Hornbill and Indian Rock Python among many others.On the Kodachadri Trekking experience you can experience the best of what this land of the varied beauties of nature has to offer and experience the serene environment with camping right in the middle of the woods.

    Duration of the Tour: 2N/2D

    Altitude: 1343 m

    Temperature Range: Fluctuates according to season with heavy rainfall for 8 months in a year. Summers generally sees a temperature ranging between 25 °C to 35 °C.

    Meal Types: Veg, (Breakfast x2, Lunch, Dinner, tea/coffee/snacks)

    Activities: Trekking, Campfire

    Difficulty Level: Average - Challenging

  • 02Trekking And Camping at Kanoor Kote, Shimoga

    Trekking And Camping at Kanoor Kote, Shimoga
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    Located in the Sharavathy Reserved Forest in Shimoga, Kanoor Kote is a treasure trove for trekkers. Rediscover history and enjoy the natural beauty on this 10km trek that would take around 7 hours over two days.

    Starting from Bangalore at 10pm, the journey to the basecamp in Shimoga comprises of around 335km and takes about 9 hours. Arriving at the camp, have breakfast. Around 8am, start trekking through the different terrains and reach the historic remains of the ancient Kanoor Kote Fort near the peak, which was once the pride of the Havyaka Culture. Continue trekking till the second half of the day and make it to the peak. Enjoy the panoramic views and relax beside a lively bonfire at the peak.

    Next morning after breakfast, at 8am, start trekking to the nearby Dabbe Falls and get close the magnificent beauty of the cascade. Following this visit, trek back to the basecamp, have lunch and start your return journey to Bangalore.

    Duration: This trek would cover around 10km within 7 hours over two days

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 03Trekking And Camping at Kundadri Peak, Shimoga

    Trekking And Camping at Kundadri Peak, Shimoga
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    Located 80 km from Shimoga and around 20 km from Thirthahalli, the Kundadri Peak is known for its pristine beauty. Comprising of easy terrains, the main highlight of this trek is a 17th century Jain Temple located at the Kundadri hilltop and a visit to the Sharawathi backwaters. This trek would cover around 14km within 6 hours over two days.

    After a late night journey at 10pm from Bangalore, arrive in Shimoga and check-in into a hotel early in the morning. Post breakfast, start trekking towards the Kundadri Peak around 8am and enjoy the spectacular views of the surroundings. Visit the historic Jain Temple near the peak and reach a nearby campsite for an overnight stay.

    Next morning, start the trek back to the basecamp at around 8am, visit the Sharawathi backwaters and arrive at the campsite. After breakfast, mark the end of this trek with your onward journey towards Bangalore.

    Duration: This trek would cover around 14km within 6 hours over two days

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 04Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking

    Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking
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    About the activity: 

    • Get picked up from Bangalore and head for an enchanting trek to Kodachadri with your loved ones.
    • To make the trek interesting, you will take the Hidlumane route where on the trek you can explore waterfalls and proceeding further in to the wildlife zone, you can spot wildlife and the forest area make for a good sight. Moving further upwards, you can spot the jeep track which joins the main route towards Kodachadri.
    • The peak is again 2 kilometers from this place and when you trek to the tip, you will see the Shankara point or Sarvajna Peeta. 
    • View the sunset on the background of Arabian Sea and explore the different areas around the place and revel in pure adventure.
    • Conclude your trip by getting dropped back to Bangalore. 
  • 052 Days/1 Night Kodachadri Trekking, Shimoga

    2 Days/1 Night Kodachadri Trekking, Shimoga
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    About the Destination:

    Perched at 1,343 metres above sea level, Kodachadri is a winsome mountain peak in Shimoga, Karnataka. It displays the many charms if Western Ghats and was awarded the title of natural heritage site by Government Karnataka. A biodiversity hotspot, this is 10th highest peak of the state.

    About the Activity:

    Explore the salubrious settings of Kodachadri trekking experience. The activity is nothing short of exciting and refreshing as you make your way amidst the many charms of nature. Enjoy the trail through forests and landscapes covered in a carpet of green.

    Also, come across a cascading waterfall that heightens the experience. Once on the top, you can lap up great sights of the hilly areas yonder and the clear blue sky above. The trekking activity takes place over a day, starting from the morning and ending by evening. Safety is given prime importance as the ratio is one professional instructor to 10 people. Local guides are hired to ensure extra safety.

  • 06Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga

    Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga
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    About the activity / tour with details:

    Located at an altitude of 800 meters in the Western Ghats, Agumbe, Shimoga is the quaint little town you must visit at some point in your life! One of the last remaining rainforests of India, Agumbe is perhaps the herpetology capital of this part of the world. Embark on an exciting Agumbe photography tour expedition and you can search for the beautiful, yet fearsome species of the Malabar Pit Viper and the hump-nosed viper, amongst other exotic species.

    Grab your cameras and keep a watch out in the thick vegetation for the stunning green vine snakes and if you are lucky you could even find the biggest of them all, the King Cobra! Since Agumbe receives the highest annual rainfall in South India, you can embark on this photography tour in the peak of monsoon! 

    You will notice that during the Agumbe photography tour, a significant part of Agumbe lies in the heart of the mighty Sahyadris; one of the richest bird habitats of the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll stumble upon some of the avian delights of the region such as the Ceylon Frogmouth, the Malabar Trogon, Indian Pitta, Yellow Browed Bulbul and Blue Bearded Bee-eater among others. A photographer’s delight and paradise for the bird lover, this 3 day tour is all you need to unwind and spend a long time with nature! 


  • 07Adventure in Jog falls, Karnataka

    Adventure in Jog falls, Karnataka
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    About the Activity :

    Waterfalls never cease to amaze you and some of the best experiences you can enjoy whilst trekking are the beautiful waterfalls that surround the landscape near you!  On your next vacation, enjoy an exciting adventure in Jog Falls in Shimoga and experience exciting water adventure sports such as kayaking, zorbing and bask in the glory and splendor of all that nature can offer you!

    Jog Falls has been termed as the second-highest waterfall in India and is located near Sagara in the Shimoga District of the state ofKarnataka. These segmented falls are a major tourist attraction and are also called by alternative names such as Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. There are over three falls that form a part of the intimidating Jog falls, each with its own unique level of speed and velocity that can send any excited waterfall rappeller into a happy frenzy! So, head on for an exciting adventure to Jog falls, where adventure awaits you!

  • 08Sharavathi Backwaters Island Trek, Shimoga

    Sharavathi Backwaters Island Trek, Shimoga
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    About the activity:

    The city of history and beautiful nature, spend a weekend in Shimoga with your loved ones and revel in the glory and splendour of Mother Nature! Head for an exciting island trek to Sharavathi Backwaters with your close friends and family members! Sharavati valley is also known as the "The Valley of Water" and proves to be a sight for the eyes! The town nearest to Sharavathi valley is Sagara Taluk which is 30kms before the Sharavathi valley. It has tropical rain forests spread around it adding the thrill of the unknown! Explore the unique beauty of this hilly and rocky paradise with your camera in tow and enjoy every minute that you spend here with your friends this weekend! Known for its rugged terrains and relatively easy climbs, Shimoga and Sagara will leave you in awe and give you amazing memories to cherish for a lifetime!

  • 09Night Stay at Sharavathi Adventure Camp near Jog Falls

    Night Stay at Sharavathi Adventure Camp near Jog Falls
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    About the Activity:
    • Located near Jog Falls, Sharavathi Adventure Camp is a beautiful get away to explore in the Sayhadri range.
    • The area is filled with beautiful valleys, rivers and lush green grasslands and forests, all in a beautiful symphony.
    • The Sharavathi Adventure Camp is an ideal location to experience the quintessential magic of the monsoons.
    • During your stay here you can indulge in various activities like trekking, kayaking, coracle riding and boating.
    • For the nature and wildlife enthusiast, this is an ideal location for nature walks and bird watching.
    • You can also go visit the densely wooded deciduous forest of the Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 
    • The check in time is 12:30 PM and check out time is at 11:00 AM.

    • The Sharavathi Adventure camp has 20 spacious and comfortable cottages. The cottages have tiled roofs and two-walled design. All the cottages overlook the Talakalale Reservior and offer beautiful vistas of the islands sprinkled in the reservoir.
  • 10Night Stay at Sakrebyle Elephant Camp near Shimoga

    Night Stay at Sakrebyle Elephant Camp near Shimoga
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    About the Activity:
    • Sakrebyle Elephant Camp is a forest camp, located near Shimoga, and is dedicated to captive elephants.
    • Its a unique spot for ecotourism as it allows tourists and wildlife enthusiasts to watch, marvel and interact with the elephants here.
    • During your stay here, not only will you get to interact with the elephants but can also embark on trekking, a herbal garden tour and bird watching.
    • The elephant camp is located close to the Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Safari where you can go visit after your tour here (at your own expense).
    • The check in time for this tour is 12:30 PM and check out is at 11:00 AM the following day.

    • There are four chalets or wooden cottages at the campsite.
  • 11Day Out at Sharavathi Adventure Camp near Jog Falls

    Day Out at Sharavathi Adventure Camp near Jog Falls
    About the Activity
    • Located near Jog Falls, Sharavathi Adventure Camp is a beautiful get away to explore in the Sayhadri range.
    • The area is filled with beautiful valleys, rivers and lush green grasslands and forests, all in a beautiful symphony.
    • The Sharavathi Adventure Camp is an ideal location to experience the quintessential magic of the monsoons.
    • During your tour here you can indulge in various activities like trekking, kayaking, coracle riding and boating.
    • For the nature and wildlife enthusiast, this is an ideal location for nature walks and bird watching.
    • You can also go visit the densely wooded deciduous forest of the Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 
    • The tour starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 17:00 PM.