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Renowned for its history and heritage, Shimoga is an incredible tourist destination to bask in the luxury of nature. It is known to enchant the travellers with its natural beauty in the form of panoramic landscapes, majestic waterfalls, rolling green hills and magnificent temples. It is blessed with the babbling waters of four rivers- Sharavathi, Kumudavath, Tungabhadra and Varada that accentuate the beauty of this gorgeous city. Shimoga boasts of a rich history and has been home to several kingdoms in the past. Deriving its name from the words ‘Shiv Mukha’ that literally translates to ‘Face of Lord Shiva’, Shimoga is a wonderful destination for the tourists to soak in some peace of mind. Nestled in the Western Ghats, Shimoga is known for offering pristine natural beauty and often renowned as ‘Gateway of Malnad’. It is replete with scenic waterfalls, verdant hills, dense forests and a wide array of beautiful flora and fauna. Shimoga Sightseeing offers the most beautiful amalgamation of laid-back vibes with the spirit of adventure. There are multiple places to explore and a range of things to do to soak in the serene ambience of Shimoga. Sightseeing tour in Shimoga is an exciting venture for adventure junkies who are looking to get their dose of thrill. Tourists here like to indulge in a myriad of adventure activities like trekking, river rafting etc. Shimoga is an excellent hill station located just 275 kilometres from Bangalore and perfect for those who are looking for who are looking for the weekend getaway near the city.

For those who are wishing to enthral themselves with the sights of Shimoga, the best places to visit are Jog Falls, Kodachadri, Agumbe, Gajanur Dam, etc. Other notable places to add to Shimoga sightseeing tour are Sacred Heart Church, Vanake Abbey Falls, Shivappa Nayaka Palace, Bhadra Dam etc. An ideal duration for Shimoga Sightseeing is one or two days and offers a serene respite from mundane lives to the tourists. The cost of sightseeing packages in Shimoga is approximately INR 2800-5000. For the wildlife enthusiasts, the most exciting places to be in Shimoga are The Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary Elephant Training Camp of Sakrebailu and Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary. There are various places for the water babies to revel in the beauty of nature like Bhadra Dam, Gajanur Dam and Jog Falls. Among the religious places, the most famous ones are Guddekal Temple, Sacred Heart Church, Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Temple etc. Other prominent places which can be visited near Shimoga are Humcha, Kemmannagundi, Honnemaradu, Koodli, Bhadravathi, Agumbe, Sringeri, Nagara etc. The most amazing time to witness the beauty of Shimoga with sightseeing is from the month of July to December. The weather is the most pleasant this time of the year and offers a rejuvenating vacation for the tourists. Shimoga sightseeing can be enjoyed with friends, families, office colleagues and even solo. The idyllic city of Shimoga has something for everyone and allows everyone to relax and unwind.

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Traveller Tales from Shimoga


Anirudh Ghaty

12 September 2018

"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through wh...

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priyanka priyanka

09 November 2018

This was my 2nd SOLO trek through Thrillophilia. I am passionate about trekking and i feel Thrillophilia is one of the trusted platform, through them i can plan my solo trekking without any 2nd thought...

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shreya bhayani

28 February 2017

A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of...

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Rudrani Ghosh Roy

21 January 2019

"Kodachadri was my first trek and it was a one such trek that couldn't be better. First we started with the forest trek, to the Hidlumane falls and then ascending to the Kodachadri peak. The experience...

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Suraksha G

14 January 2019

"Trek was amazing!!!! I enjoyed every bit of starting from the ice breaker round to the bus journey. This is a lifetime experience. I can’t believe it was so amazing much more than I expected. Starting...

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Anu DD

01 January 2019

"Went to kodachedri trek . The first impression as soon I met our outdoor guide was great. He is an amazing guy and a great person. We have always been guided by him properly and he has arranged everyt...

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Vibha VN

31 December 2018

"Awsome experience. its a must do trek. I enjoyed every single moment we spent there.. Whether you go single or in group does not matter it will b total fun.. And must say our guide was a amazing guy..

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14 January 2019

This was my first trek and my first solo trip. It completely changed my view of a lot of things. The group that I went with, and (the organisers) deserve all the credit for that. The trek was moderatel...

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Irene Susan

05 March 2018

"it was our first trek... most memorable trek... had fun... the accommodation and food was good... "

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