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Shimoga Tourist Guide - Holiday in Hill Station of Majestic falls India

Shimoga Tourist Guide - Holiday in Hill Station of Majestic falls India

Shimoga Tourist Guide - Holiday in Hill Station of Majestic falls India
  • Location: Karnataka,India -577201
  • Altitude: 569 m
  • Longitude: 13.9299° N, 75.5681° E
  • Latitude: 13.9299° N, 75.5681° E
  • Nearest Airport: Shimoga
  • Nearest Train Station: Shimoga Railway station
  • How to reach: By Flight: Shimoga have its own domestic airport which is linked with major airports. It is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai via Jet Airways, Air India and Spice Jet. The nearest International Airport is Mangalore Airport, Mangalore, roughly 195 Kms from Shimoga city. By Bus: Shimoga is a district which is well connected to its neighbouring cities via good network of roads. The cities connecting Shimoga to Bangalore (280 kms), Hubli (211 kms), Mangalore (190 kms) and Mysore (245 kms). By Train: Shimoga has its own Railway Station named as Shimoga Nagar Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Karnataka and other state like Mangalore, Hampi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. A regular rail service also connects the region to Bangalore directly which is 280 kms away
  • Season to Visit: The best season to visit Shimoga is the winter season i.e. from the month of October to March. The summers in Shimoga are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The Month of December marks the start of winter season in Shimoga. Temperature ranges between a comfortable 25°C to 37°C. Winters last till February in Shimoga. This is one of the best seasons to visit Shimoga as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains.

Shimoga climate The month of March marks the start of summer sea

Shimoga Tourist Guide - Holiday in Hill Station of Majestic falls India

 

Shimoga Tourist Guide: Overview

Shimoga, officially renamed as Shivamogga is a city and the district headquarters of Shimoga District in the central part of the state of Karnataka, India. The city lies on the banks of the Tunga River, Being the gateway for the hilly region of the Western Ghats. The town of Shimoga has been a home to several great dynasties and kingdoms, Steeped in rich heritage and culture. A wonderful and picturesque city widely popular for its breathtaking waterfalls and beautiful landscapes.  Shimoga district includes tropical forests and beautiful hilly areas and the eastern less dense but has several lakes, river valleys and enchanting natural scenery of hills, dense forests, flora & fauna, forts, swaying palms and abundant paddy fields make for picturesque locales.

History about Shimoga

Shivamogga district is a district in the Karnataka state of India. A major part of Shimoga district lies in the Malnad region of the Western Ghats. The city lies on the banks of the Tunga River. Being the gateway for the hilly region of the Western Ghats, the city is popularly nicknamed as "Gateway of Malnad. Shimoga district is replete with the tales of some of the greatest dynasties who have ruled India. Shimoga was established by the Keladi rulers and went on to be ruled by the great Indian dynasties of the Kadambas, Gangas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Vijaynagar Kings. It reached its pinnacle during the rule of Shivappa Nayaka around 1600 A.D. Once some cowherds chanced upon it and tasted the beverage out of curiosity. They consequently went on to name the place as Sihi-Moge, which later came to be known as Shimoga.

 

 

Suggested Itinerary

Day 01: Arrived at Shimoga airport or railway station

After arrival at Shimoga airport or railway station our representative will transfer you to hotel. After freshen up and get ready you will proceed to Jog Falls 54 km away from Shimoga and it takes 2 Hours to reach.  The height of the fall is about 830 ft and listed among the major tourist destination. The fall is visited by thousands of visitors every year. After spend attest 2 Hours near waterfall, you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will come back to Shimoga . Overnight stay with dinner Shimoga Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant to Jog Fall

 

Day 02: Shimoga - Kunchikal Falls (104km/3 Hours)

After breakfast start your day by visiting Kunchikal Falls which is very famous as Jog Fall. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the area around the fall offer habitat to many rare found species of animals and plants. After fall you may have lunch at any nearest Restaurant, later move towards Agumbe valley to enjoy evening sunset. By the evening come back to hotel and Overnight stay with dinner at Shimoga Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest Restaurant

 

Day 03: City tour of Shimoga

After breakfast you will have time to explore rest of the famous places of Shimoga which includes Sacred Heart Church, Honnemaradu and spend 2 Hours at Honnemaradu. After that you may have lunch at Hotel Swagat which serves pure Indian food. Later move towards Shimoga elephant camp to see the trained elephant and enjoy elephant safari. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Shimoga Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Lunch served at Hotel Swagat

 

Day 04: Departs from Shimoga

After breakfast check out from hotel and you will drop to Shimoga airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Meals: Breakfast

 

About Jog Falls

Jog Fallsis at height of 253 m, Jog Falls is the 2nd highest waterfall in India and probably one of the most majestic, around the globe.  Its name is derived from the Kannada word Jog which means falls. Jog falls is a perfect monsoon getaway for people in South and Western India as reaching here is pretty easy from Mangalore, Hubli, Bangalore and Goa. A Laser Light Show and Musical Karanji show is also held at the falls, everyday between 7:00PM and 9:00PM.

 

FAQ - What is where...?

What to buy and shop in "Shimoga"

Spices and sandalwood

 

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Shimoga"

Regional Market

 

Where to buy & shop for clothes in "Shimoga"

Sapthagiri Super Market

 

Where to have best food in "Shimoga"

Hotel Shubham

 

Where to stay in "Shimoga"

Shimoga offers good and comfort stay facility, we suggested all three category of hotels which you like to stay

Standard Hotel: Kolavara Heritage Homestay: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Green View Boutique: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Royal Orchid Central: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

 

Where to drink in "Shimoga"

Country Club

 

Best Bars in "Shimoga"

Jewel Rock Hotel

 

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Shimoga"

Meenakshi Bhavan Hotel and Restaurant

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