6 Best Resorts In Shimoga - 2020 (1400+ Reviews & Photos)
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Resorts in Shimoga offer some of the best getaway options if you are looking to take a break from the busy city life. You can enjoy your holidays sitting at the edge of a reservoir with a cup of coffee in your hand at a log hut at The River Tern Lodge or take a swim while being surrounded by lush greenery in the swimming pool at the Amruthavana Resort. From mountain huts, farm stays, tents in the open, shared dormitories to riverside lodges, Shimoga offers a wide array of accommodation options.

From taking hikes in the wilderness surrounding Kolvara Heritage Homestay to fishing in the Tunga River at River View Farm Stay, Shimoga Resorts ensure that you have no dull moment. What all these different resorts have in common is that you get to enjoy true Malnad hospitality, including delicious food all the while relaxing in the heart of nature. 

Here are some of the best resorts in Shimoga:

01

River View Farm Stay

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River View Farm Stay

Nestled in the quaint environs of Harakere Farm with the Tunga River peacefully flowing through the length of the property, River View Farm Stay is truly amongst the uniques resorts in Shimoga. Early mornings at the farm will reward you with mist-covered views of the plantation from your room’s window. 

You can simply walk up to the river and enjoy stunning sunrise vistas from the banks. The location of the farm stay makes it removed enough for you to enjoy a quiet stay but it is actually very well-connected to the major tourist attractions of the place.

Amenities & Activities:

- Free Parking
- Open-air Exercise Centre
- Riverview Swing
- Fishing equipment (additional charge)
- Taxi Service
- Laundry

Location: River View Farm Stay, Harakere, Thirthahalli Road, Shimoga 577 202, Karnataka, India 

Price: Starts from Rs. 700 per bed and Rs. 1,200 per room. 


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02

Vihangama Holiday Retreat

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Vihangama Holiday Retreat

Vihangama Holiday Retreat is a holiday resort situated on a small, quaint property perched on the banks of Tunga river. What seems like a rural home on the outside opens up to luxurious rooms, equipped with all modern amenities and tastefully decorated. 

The river-facing rooms with sliding glass doors bring in the light and open up to the lush green banks of the river, covered in vibrant green foliage. The well-tended gardens double up as a fun play area for smaller kids and make up for beautiful scenery to step out into. 

Amenities & Activities:

- En-suite bathrooms 
- Open garden space
- River-facing rooms 
- Open-front sitting area 
- Spacious balconies 
- Parking space

Location: Bharathipura Post, Thirthahalli Taluk, Shimoga Dist, Karnataka 577432, India.

Price: Starts from Rs. 2,208 for a room. 

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03

Gabadi River Edge Resort

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Gabadi River Edge Resort

If you are looking for eco-friendly resorts in Shimoga, then Gabadi River Edge Resort might be the answer. Nestled in a quiet corner of Sahyadri Hills, this resort is based in a heritage bungalow which offers panoramic views of the Tunga river.

The 30-acre retreat is set in a landscape defined by emerald paddies, swaying areca nut trees and spice plantations. Made with local materials like clay and wood, the bungalow exudes an old-world charm but at the same time, comes packed with modern amenities. 

Amenities & Activities:

- Library 
- Common Hall with a capacity of 25 people 
- Hammocks 
- Trekking can be arranged 
- Outdoor games like cricket, badminton, volleyball, basketball, etc. 
- Indoor games like carom, chess, cards, etc. 

Location: KT Krupal, Sri Manjunatha Rice Mills, Gabadi, Tudur Post, Thirthalli Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka. Pin code – 577662

Price: Rs. 2000 per head.

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Amruthavana Resort

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Amruthavana Resort

Amruthavana Resort in Shimoga is nestled at the base of Kodachadri Peak and offers dramatic views of the mountain and surrounding forest. You can choose to stay in any of the multiple accommodation options set up by the resort; from individual cottages to dormitories and tents. The cottages have been built in a traditional architectural style which makes them blend well with the surroundings. 

All accommodations are built to have all modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. When staying at the resort, you can go for nature hikes in the day, light a bonfire after sunset or simply stay indoors and relax. 

Amenities & Activities:

- Swimming pool 
- Outdoor activities like hiking and site seeing  
- Campfire 
- Outdoor games 
- Indoor games 

Location: Kattinahole, Mathikai Post, Hosanagara Taluk, Kundapura - Shimoga Road, Kattinahole, Karnataka 577452

Price: Starts from Rs. 13,794 for one cottage. 

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The River Tern Lodge

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The River Tern Lodge

The River Tern Lodge has been named after a nearby island which receives hundreds of river terns, every breeding season, turning the island into a spectacle of nature. The lodge is perched on a hillock on the edge of Bhadra reservoir from where the Bhadra Nature Reserve starts. The modern rooms of the log huts and cottages offer spectacular views of the reservoir and a spacious balcony from where you can enjoy sunsets and sunrises.

There are not many Shimoga resorts that will take you into the heart of the wilderness as this one does. You can head out for a jeep safari in the evenings and get an opportunity to spot wild animals including leopards, elephants, deer and more. 

Amenities & Activities:

- Air-conditioned rooms 
- Jeep Safari 
- Boat Ride 
- Bird Watching 
- Entry into the forest 

Location: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tarikere, Lakkavalli, Karnataka 577115

Price: Starts from Rs. 6,393 per log hut or cottage. 

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Kolavara Heritage

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Kolavara Heritage

Kolavara Heritage is located deep in the dense forest of the Western Ghats, making it an ideal location to rejuvenate yourself and let go of all the stresses of your everyday life. The old, traditional home which forms the base of this homestay comes loaded with all modern facilities to make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. You can enjoy the beautiful vistas of the jungle and the mountains as you sit in the comfort of your cosy bed.

From traditional architecture to traditional food, the homestay does everything in a truly authentic Malnad style. During your stay, you can enjoy a plethora of activities like trekking, cycling, nature hikes, plantation tours, bird watching, bonfires and much more. 

Amenities & Activities:

- Indoor games 
- Shared courtyard 
- Table-Tennis 
- Basketball 
- Cycling 
- Hiking/Trekking 
- Bird Watching 

Location: Thirthahalli Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka

Price: Start from Rs. 2,750 per person.

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Newly Added Shimoga Experience
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 :-)
"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 "
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....!!
03 March 2020
Excellent
The trekking experience was amazing. Relaxing around the waterfall, trekking till the summit, enjoying the trail, capturing memories, and stunning views everything was just perfect. We had a great time camping and enjoyed a lot near the bonfire as well. The food was delicious as well. The early morning visit to Nagara Fort was great. Overall it’s worth a visit once.
09 March 2020
Excellent
I visited there with my cousins and we had such a thrilling experience there. We bonded a lot during this trekking and had taken a lot of pictures throughout the trek. The view from the summit is breathtaking and Thrillophilia organized it very well.
We had climbed other peaks of Karnataka as well but this Kodachadri Trek was best till date, as the views in this trekking are incomparable to any other trek here. The waterfall and the lush greenery makes it more amazing to go for.
12 December 2019
Excellent
This was the best thing we had done while our visit to Karnataka. The trekking trail was beautiful and worth going for. As an adventure lover, we loved trekking and the difficulty level of this trek is challenging. We enjoyed our visit here.
18 September 2019
Excellent
Kodachadri is a mountain peak in Karnataka’s district of Shimoga. It is a 2 Days trek which is average. While trekking one can adore the beauty of this place. The sunset that I got to see was mesmerizing. It was a clear day and that made our trekking much better as we can experience the beauty of that place.

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