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