For those who have a knack for adventure and are passionate about travel, the best adventure tours in Shimoga are the places to visit. Spend your weekend in the lap of mother nature surrounded by thick forests and rich fauna by trekking to the Kodachadri hills. The peak situated at a height of 1343 metres is the tenth highest peak in Karnataka state. En route, visit the Shivappanaika's Fort at Nagara, Mookambika temple and Hidlumane waterfalls. Shimoga’s another scenic location ideal for trekking is Sharavathi valley , an ecological paradise. Traverse along the scenic valley, thick vegetation and rich wildlife. One can spot rare birds such as White bellied Sea Eagle, lorikeets, barbets, hornbill among others. A small village in Shimoga , Agumbe is a must-visit place. The scenic beauty and rich biodiversity makes it a hot tourism spot among wildlife lovers and tourists. Sprawling across the Western Ghats, the place is a home to a wide range of rare species of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
Known as the Cherrapunji of South India, Agumbe is truly a wonder of the world. One can check out the nearby attractions such as Jogigundi Falls, Barkana Falls, Koodlu Theertha falls, Sunset point, Kundadri Hills. Located near Jog Falls, the best adventure tours in Shimoga, the Sharavathi Adventure Camp is a beautiful place to explore the beautiful valleys, rivers and lush green grasslands and forests, all in a beautiful symphony. The camp is another favourite of many trekkers and one can enjoy various activities like trekking, kayaking, coracle riding and boating. For nature and wildlife enthusiasts, the camp is a perfect place for nature walks and bird watching. Check out the closely situated Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over an area of 431 kms, the place is a refuge of the endangered Lion-tailed macaque. Other wildlife species found here are leopard (black panther), tiger, jackal, sloth bear, spotted deer etc. The sanctuary is best explored by a jeep safari in day or night.