Gajanur Dam

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Gajanur Dam

Gajanur Dam is Situated 12 km from Shimoga. The river Tunga flows in the village and the dam is built on this river.

The place is a famous picnic spot and is hardly 10 km from Shimoga district.

It is a sight to behold when the elephants are trained and bathed.

The gajanur dam itself is an engineering marvel. It is 770 m long and has a spillway of 334 m.

The security system in here is very strong and one need not worry much while exploring the place.

Due to high security people are banned from visiting across a certain level.

The best time to visit the place is from post monsoon and winters.

How to Reach

Bangalore - Tumkur - Arsikere - Shimoga - Gajanur

Exact Location: It is hardly 12 km from Shimoga district.

Nearest Town: Shimoga (12 km).

Distance from Bangalore: 293 km

Best Time to Visit: Post Monsoon and Winters.

Other Information

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary: It is smaller than the other bird sanctuaries found in Karnataka, but it still is well known for housing some of the most spectacular looking bird species.

Like several other sanctuaries, the backdrop of this one is also dense forest and a river called Tunga.

Jog Falls: It is one of the highest waterfalls in India,created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m.

It is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, located in Sagara, Shimoga District.

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary: Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is supposed to be one of the 5 best sanctuaries of Karnataka and is spread in the .74 km of Bangalore.

The place has nearly 191 species of birds and is surrounded by lots of trees that are a natural shelter to birds.

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Newly Added Shimoga Experience
02 January 2019
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.
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.

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