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Shimoga Tour Packages

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 Peak Trek in Shimoga
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    About the Activity:For those who are looking forward to partake in some adventure next weekend, we offer this 2 days trekking trip 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 and transportation from Bangalore to the location and return.

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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. 

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    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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    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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    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 12-08-2016Agumbe, 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 3 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 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.

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Shimoga

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

Traveller Tales From Shimoga

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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 it is worth when you reach the peak. I would suggest to rest at the peak till evening and take the jeep ride back down, coz it is one hell of adventure! On the way back, park for a while to witness the mesmerizing sunset. It will soothe you of all the pain. The next day we had Nagara Fort on the way back. A picturesque location, i must say! With so many pics, burnt calories and smiles on our faces we returned with a bag full of memories :)

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Roopika Srinivas

10 October 2014

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! :)

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Mudit Jain

10 October 2014

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....!!

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Vishal

25 July 2017

"Great trek.. Must visit places for all the trekkers... Nice stay with good food... Best guide.. "

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Aravindhan P

27 May 2015

For the beginners Kodachadri is one of the best trek to kick start with your trekking boot-rockets as me and my friends scored out the long pending to do list with our first trek to this enchanting hills. First of all if you are a bangalorean you need to bide up yourself as the journey to Kodachadri itself will cover around 422 odd kms and then your day 1 trek starts from the base camp. The entire tiresome journey would fade away once you take a sight of the fascinating hillside with very a little human movement. The best part of our trek was the falls we found in the middle of the jungle as all in a sudden it popped up from nowhere(Disclaimer: Your energy would drain up here if you take a shower at falls as the real trek to the up hill starts from this point). We took this trek on Offseason in the month of April and was tested thoroughly for our stamina & endurance. Day 2 was fun filled with early morning kayaking, hanging bridge and some exploration on a fort. Food at homestay is too good as you would feel the same as the name states. On a note to complete its a must go trek with your friends and family :)

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Indraja chalumuri

24 October 2017

"The trek was awesome and it could be a little difficult one for the first timers. During the uphill firstly we came across thick forests (there were leeches) and then a waterfall which was of nearly 90-100ft. We got into the falls and played for sometime. Loved the waterfalls. After the waterfalls, the trek was on a uphill which wasn't that dense, for about 2-3 KMs and then comes the Jeep route from which we can finally see the kodachadri peak. we have to walk through that jeep route for nearly 2-3kms to reach the base of kodachadri peak. From there the peak is of 2kms. here we will be coming across rocky road at first and then we will be walking on edge of the hill which is covered with fog and we finally reached the peak. it was an awesome view from.the top. stayed at the peak for about an hour and started back. we came back from the jeep route. The organisers Santosh and Bhavani Were too patient, cooperative and experienced."

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Aparajita Raychaudhury

05 October 2015

An awe-inspiring, awesome and a lot of "aww"s defined the trip! Am so glad I dared try this! The trek coordinator (Sujay) skillfully talked (and pulled) me into climbing on rocks and trees I was sure I can't (ignoring a lot of "you are nuts" comments, I must add), the team was super (we really bonded over the difficult parts of the trek & the night's camp fire), the atmosphere so peaceful, especially the morning-after visit to the completely deserted backwaters - what more do you need for a great trip? Only problem was the TT - the driver turned it in to a "Flying Machine" and a barely 5-feet tall me found the leg space on the cramped side. Sujay's informal hospitality, patience with trekking novices (and an unfit one at that), willingness to consider any and all reasonable (and unreasonable) demands (we quite literally gave him a head-ache, I believe; but he remained invariably even tempered & welcoming), flexibility about plans and the ability to keep everyone (with various levels of adventure craving and endurance/fitness) happy, safe and motivated really made this experience with Explore2Escape a memorable one. Will certainly recommend this tour and operator! (Picture Courtesy - Krishna Vasudevan & Sujay Kenchi)

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Chakravartee Devar

28 December 2015

never thought that waterfall rappelling will be available in india until i saw this tour. it was really an amazing and unforgettable rappelling experinece. the food included in the trek was so delicious and if you're a non veg, this trek is especially for you...

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Mehul Daga

10 October 2014

The Kodachadri trek is one of the most awe-inspiring one I have ever trekked. The path encompass all the features of a nature trek that made the experience more enriching. The starting point was entering into a forest with wild flowers all around. On the way , in between forest we came across hidlumane falls with its pure and cold water.(Needless to say we had bath there). We steadily climb around the edges of the mountain having thick cover of forest interspersed with waterfalls. After a bit of up and down between hills and a sighting of Kodachadri ,we settled down to have lunch on a rocky bed with a stream nearby. Atop the peak at last, we were greeted with a very old looking temple made of stone and covered all around with green growings. In all , it was an splendid experience and the arrangements made by team were simply commendable. Our Guide Prasanth was superb and ideal person we could have asked for.

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