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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04

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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05

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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06

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
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....!!
10 October 2014
Excellent
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! :)
27 May 2015
Excellent
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 :)
28 December 2015
Excellent
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...
05 October 2015
Aparajita Raychaudhury Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking
Excellent
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)
02 January 2019
Excellent
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.
Excellent
"A lot of fun"
Sachin Pothuvaal Trek to Kodachadri Peak
Superb
Trekking was amazing but the camping was not so perfect. Bathrooms were less in number. 25 would be an ideal group size i think .Girls in our group found it difficult. Everything else was managed by the team in a good way.
Excellent
A peaceful trek was done to Kodachadri by me and my friends.looking forward for more treks. Good experience

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