10 Best Shimoga Tour Packages - 2020 (2625 Reviews)

Steeped in rich heritage and culture, Shimoga also known as ‘Shivamogga’  is a wonderful place filled with mystical temples, picturesque landscape, lush greenery and waterfalls. Four rivers namely Kumudvathi, Tungabhadra, Varada and Sharavathi flows through this quaint city. Shimoga tour packages boasts of the second highest plunge waterfall in India - Jog Falls, Gersoppa Falls or Jog Falls. Located on the border of the city, the Jog Falls offers a spell-binding view and undoubtedly, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Karnataka and across India.

The majestic waterfalls are best viewed during monsoon. For tourists wanting to stay close to the falls and bask in its surroundings, there are many accommodation options available such as luxury hotels, mid-range and low range hotels, government run tourist homes inspection bungalows and forestry department bungalows. For trek lovers, there is the spectacular Kodachadri Mountain Peak that offers winsome view of the city and Western Ghats. A trek through Kodachadri will get you close to dense forest covers that are generously sprinkled with varied diverse flora and fauna.

Other tourism destinations worthy stopping by are Hidlumane Falls, Mattur Lake, Kudajadri Hills, Nagara Fort and Gajanur Dam.  For wildlife enthusiasts, the city has plenty to offer. Tourists can visit Sakrebailu Elephant Camp and watch the daily activity of the four-legged creatures. Have a ride, watch the elephants bathing or simply capture them on your lens.  For an exciting tiger and lion safari, visiting Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve is the best option. If you are looking for a serene and scenic location in Shimoga, head over to Sharavati River. Boat rides are popular to explore the river and surroundings. The backwaters of the river are famous among travellers for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing. The best time to visit Shimoga is between the months of October and March as the weather is said to be favourable. Opt for Shimoga tour packages at this time.

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Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga | Book @ Flat 20% off 2D/1N ₹ 2000 5.0 star View Details
Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking 2D/1N ₹ 3700 5.0 star View Details
Sharavathi Valley Trek from Bangalore 2D/2N ₹ 3350 5.0 star View Details
Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga 3D/2N ₹ 13500 4.0 star View Details
Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping 3D/2N ₹ 5500 3.0 star View Details
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Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga | Book @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga | Book @ Flat 20% off

2D/1N

Chikmagalur

About the Kodachadri Trek:For those who are looking forward partaking in some adventure next weekend, we offer this 2 days trek to Kodachadri Hills in Shimoga district. The peak is situated at a height of 1343 M and it is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka dotted by thick forests and rich fauna. Start the trip from Bangalore after getting picked up from different spots that would be informed prior. Tread along the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails and on the top of the peak, you will see the stunning nature. Capture the best colours sky shows during the sunset from such an elevation. Visit Shivappanaika's Fort at Nagara and Hidlumane Waterfalls during the trip. The package includes food, accommodation, guide, and transportation from Bangalore to the location and returns.Kodachadri Trek Total Distance:14 KM (To and Fro)Difficulty Level of Kodachadri Trekking: Moderate (No prior experience of trek required)Minimum number of people required for trekking to Kodachadri: 1
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Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking
Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking

2D/1N

Shimoga

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. 
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Sharavathi Valley Trek from Bangalore
Sharavathi Valley Trek from Bangalore

2D/2N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Located 350 km from Bangalore the untouched Sharavathi valley is an ideal destination to explore, discover, and have a mesmerizing experience in a tranquil surrounding.Start your trip from the mentioned pick up points, Indira Nagar 09:30 PM, Domlur 09:45 PM and Magrath road 10:00 PM on 22nd April 2016.Reach the Antargange camp site at 07:00 AM  and enjoy the delicious breakfast provided in the campsite.Start your 22 km trekking experience on the rocky formations which makes it an ideal spot for hiking at 08:30 AM and hike towards Veegi falls.Explore the majestic mountains and the spectacular fall's. Then enjoy the delicious lunch, followed by a trek up the valley. Reach the campsite around 05: 00 PM  and rest near a campfire for an rejuvenating experience accompanied by your dinner.As the sun rises from the hill start the day with a refreshing breakfast and take walk to a nearby waterfall.After the hike depart back to Bangalore. During the journey the lunch is at your own cost.You'll reach your drop point around 10:00 PM on 24th April 2016 at your favored location.This trek enables you to witness rare nocturnal sights along the way, bask in the panoramic views of the night sky from the peak and enjoy a lively bonfire session.
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Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga
Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga

3D/2N

Shimoga

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! 
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Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping
Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping

3D/2N

Shimoga

The days of visiting zoos to see wild animals are gone and done now. The new age concept of enjoying the best of wildlife is to go trekking in the forest with a guide in tow, who will tell you about every amazing creature living there. This monsoon trek to the Agumbe Rainforest near Shimoga district does exactly that for you. The main aim of this trek is to impart knowledge on the visitors as to how they can use it all to the effect of living harmoniously with the wilderness. An untouched heaven, this pristine rainforest is home to many amazing flora and fauna species, which are ready to entice your senses and make you stand in awe of evolution. You will get glimpses of Draco Flying Lizards, Flying Squirrels, Slender Loris, and the ruler of these parts of the rainforest, the King Cobra. Deemed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this tour that takes you to Agumbe, starting and ending in Bangalore. To make your stay comfortable here, you will be given very comfortable and cozy accommodation in tents, and you will also have hygienic and clean washrooms. Making the entire experience even more complete, the food here will be served in the local Malnad style with options available for both, Veg and Non-Veg.This experience of rainforest ecology will be one of the best ones you will ever have.About the Activity:Fixed departure: 15-06-2016-Agumbe, one of the most visited tourist places in South India is located in Shimoga district in the Malnad region of Karnataka.-It is called the Cherrapunji of the South due to the heavy rainfall year around. It is associated with rainforest conservation, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking and photography, and promotion of cottage industry.-With this 4 day trip to Agumbe from Bangalore, you can experience the wonders hidden inside the salubrious nature possessing lush green forests and picturesque waterfalls.-You will be accompanied by an expert Naturalist who will explain the biodiversity of this particular rainforest where you might spot a variety of rare species of flora and fauna.-Have a good time in such a beautiful place by indulging in short trekking, herping, and birding during your tour along with a peaceful stay inside a 300 year old property.-The package includes food, accommodation, and transportation during the trip.Age Limit- 12 to 45 yearsGroup Size- Maximum 30 people
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25 November 2019
Excellent
Trek to Kodachadri is one of the best experiences in my life. Killer view, challenging terrain and amazing trails. The sunset and hidlumane waterfalls are to die for. Our trek was organised well and I am really thankful to Jay Prakash and Rahil ( our trek leads as well) for the constant help, for keeping us interactive, providing us a decent accommodation and travel and making this trek a safe and a memorable one. You guys are doing a great job! Totally worth the money and I did get a huge family out of this trek for free!
16 October 2015
Excellent
Kodachadri is certainly one of the most beautiful trekking trails, one fact that I realized after spending 10 years in Karnataka. Beautiful place, loved the trekking and the entire region is so calm that it automatically de-stresses you.
10 October 2014
Excellent
Awesome experience!!!! Very beautiful place and the waterfall in between trek made the experience even more delightful. We were lucky enough that there were very few leeches :) And the last our trek guide made this experience a life long remembering experience. A must visit to Kodachadri....!!
10 October 2014
Excellent
Wonderful! Truly an enchanting experience. Little did I think that this place is going to influence me so much when I signed up for this trek along with my friend. You don't have to be a pro to trek Kodachadri. The distance and different terrains makes the trek a bit difficult and adventurous. But the feeling when you reach the peak is just unparalleled! :)
28 December 2015
Excellent
Beautiful hills with an ambience to kill for. Went trekking here with a group of high energy techies who really loved the weather and the guides. Nice idea for a quick weekend getaway guys. Worth the money!!! go for it everyone!!!
13 January 2020
Excellent
An amazing start to the year with this trek!! Wonderful organisation. Trek leads Prithvi and Bharath were so energetic and helpful. Nice hospitality provided by the homestay, lovely trek, beautiful waterfalls, fun bonfire; what more do you ask for?
24 December 2019
Excellent
It was an impulsive decision which turned out to be an exhilarating experience. I was planning to go on a trek from long back but could not get a chance. But with Thrillophillia, it was made into reality. I was a part of the trekking group which visited Kodachadri on 20/12/2019 which turned out to be an adventure-seeking, goofy and most loving bunch of people. Our Trek lead (Habeeb) his energy was contagious. He guided us with the same energy at the start till end. He knows the route pretty well that I was effortless in following him. Everyone in the group is friendly. As I am travelling alone, I never felt lost or ignored. The itinerary and the stay are awesome. The food which was provided is satiable and filling. The transport has been changed in the last minute, but that was also great. I boarded the bus at 11:00 PM on Friday at Goruguntepalya, reached Halli Mane HomeStay by 8:00 AM on Saturday, from there we started our trek by 9:30 AM and reached Hidlumane waterfalls by 11:30 AM spent some time there and continued our journey till 2:30 PM by which we reached Devasa there we had our lunch and continued the ascend we reached Kodachadri peak by 5:30 PM and enjoyed the beautiful sunset the return was in Jeep which was a roller-coaster kind of experience and "I loved it". We reached homestay by 8:30 PM and had good dinner and spend some time near the campfire. On the next day, we started our return journey by 9:30 AM in between we visited Nagara Fort ruins. Overall it was a great hasslefree experience and a big Thumbs up to #Thrillophilia Until next time, Happy Travelling :-)
17 December 2019
Excellent
Normally we go for clubbing for New year but this year we decide to do something offbeat so we chose to go for this trek to Kodachadri Peak, it was such an amazing trekking experience, the panoramic views, the beautiful waterfalls overall it was an overwhelming experience, We even had a new year party at the campsite with DJ and everything and the party was so lit.
16 December 2019
Excellent
What an amazing party it was. We spent the new year 2018 on the banks of the Tunga River. It was so much fun. I had great time with my family and friends. Every wildlife enthusiast or trekker should definitely visit! Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
04 December 2019
Excellent
"Fantastic experience , trek to kodachadri is one of the greatest experience for each one of our group. most of the people from our group was first time trekkers though the Mountains were tough to climb host Kiran and dixit kept us motivated. took very good care of us. we were group of 8 members who joined other 4 member in the trip. we started on a weekend and reached Saturday morning got freshup had a decent breakfast and took a box of lunch with us and started to trek. after 4 to 5 km we reached hidulumane waterfalls ( best time to visit is July to December before 15 ) as water level decreases. this is one of the beautiful experience one can have. After we enjoy the waterfalls again we started to trek for another 8 to 10 km to the top. \nat 1 we rested near stream and had a good lunch. we reached the peak around 3 and again left at 330 and we walked all the way from jeep track. you will really need strong legs as the gravity pulls you when you are coming down.we reached homestay around 8 pm and took a hot water shower and sat near camp fire for some time and rested for the day. next day we visited nagarfort, kavludurga fort and also kavi mane( kuvempu house) it was all worth it.\nevery one in group is so happy as the host took very good care of us. if any one planning to visit this place it's awesome .Enjoy "

People Also Ask About Shimoga Tours

  1. Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Shimoga?

    Some of the most popular trekking destinations are Kodachadri Hills, Sharavathi Valley, Narasimha Parvatha near Agumbe and Kundadri peak. Kundadri Peak which is located 80 km from Shimoga and around 20 km from Thirthahalli has easy terrains making it ideal for beginners. The highlight of this trek is a 17th century Jain Temple located at the Kundadri hilltop. For moderate and difficult trekking, hiking to Kodachadri Hills is ideal. The peak is situated at a height of 1343 metres. The rugged terrains and fascinating scenic views make the trekking adventurous and exciting. One can reach the hills through various trails. While trails like Karekatte are simple and takes one through ascending forests and grasslands, others like Marakuttaka via Hidlumane falls and Sampekatte can prove a little difficult with steep and rough terrains. Trekking to Narasimha Parvatha is equally adventurous and challenging.

  2. Can I do a Kodachadri peak trekking tour in Shimoga? Is it a difficult trek?

    A trip to Shimoga is incomplete without trekking to Kodachadri peak. Located amidst the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kodachadri is considered as the tallest peak in the state. The trek level is moderate and not very difficult unless one is visiting during monsoon season when the terrains can be get slippery, if it over rains . It takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach the top of the peak and one can catch a glimpse of dense forests, beautiful waterfalls, jungle trails and picturesque landscapes along the trekking route. The best time to trek to Kodachadri  is between October to February as the weather is suited for hiking.

  3. Which are the best kayaking tours in Shimoga?

    Located along the backwaters of River Sharavathi, Honnemardu is haven for kayakers and one of the best places in Shimoga for kayaking. Water sport lovers can also try their hand at canoeing, rafting, wind surfing, coracling and swimming at Honnemardu. These activities are good for people of all ages. Kayaking is a little different experience here as the kayaks are round and cannot travel very far. It is recommended to try out kayaking under the guidance of an experienced guide.  October to March is suited for kayaking and watersports at Shimoga.

  4. Which are the best elephant camping tours in Shimoga?

    Situated at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-Thirthahalli Road, Sakrebailu Elephant Camp is one of the best place to watch the elephants, bathe them and go on an elephant ride. One can also play  games with elephants such as football, cricket and the place is a perfect destination to visit  with friends and family. Maintained by the Karnataka forest department, the camp is situated in the vicinity of River Tunga.  On the way one can visit the popular tourism destination of Shimoga , Gajanur Dam. Besides watching the gentle giants, one can also indulge in eco-activities such as bird watching, trekking and herbal garden visit at the Elephant camp. The camp has cottages and dormitory for tourists who want to stay for a longer duration.  

  5. Which are the best rainforest exploration tours in Shimoga?

    Agumbe ,  a small village located in Shimoga is one of the best place to explore the rainforest. Sprawling across the Western Ghats beautifully, the rainforests at Agumbe  is a haven to exotic species of  mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Known as the Cherrapunji of South India, Agumbe has thick forest canopy and streams, making it a paradise for adventure lovers. There are beautiful homestays and resorts located nearby that offers exciting rainforest exploration tours within Agumbe. Kodachadri peaks is another place boasting of thick rainforest and different species of flora and fauna.

  6. What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Shimoga?

    Jog Falls, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Tyavarekoppa, Shivappanaika Palace Museum and Madhugiri Fort are some of the top tourism attractions in Shimoga. Jog Falls, is best when visited during and after the monsoon season. There are more than 40 tourist places, which can be explored by travellers while in Shimoga. The local attractions can be visited any time of the day or even in night. To experience a spiritual journey, head over to the religious attractions such as Sri Raghvendra Swamy temple, Balligavi Kedaresvaratemple and Ikkeri Aghoreshwara temple. The best season or months to visit tourism destinations are February, March, October, November and  December.

  7. Which are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Shimoga?

    Jeep trek through the muddy pathways and walk along the Kodachadri hills. As you reach the top, you can watch the flying clouds. A trip to Kodachadri is incomplete without watching the glorious sunset. One of the most romantic places in Shimoga, Kodachadri is a favourite among trekkers and couples. If this does not seem enticing, then take a boat ride along the picturesque Sharavati River and wind up  your day with the candle light dinner.