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Traveller Tales From Shimoga
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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..
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...
05 March 2018
"it was our first trek... most memorable trek... had fun... the accommodation and food was good... "
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.