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Bangalore - Shimoga Weekend Trip – World Famous Waterfall city of India - Package Overview

Bangalore – Shimoga Weekend Trip - World Famous Waterfall city of India 

Bangalore – Shimoga Weekend Trip: Overview

Shimoga is very famous destination located at the Shimoga Dist in the state of Karanataka. It is very famous and well known destination through its lakes, rivers, fall and valleys. Located at a distance of 310 km from Bangalore, many tourist plans their weekend to witness the sparking water flow from the highest and the second highest falls in the country. Shimoga is a destination where you can enjoy your adventure trip like Lion safari, Elephant Safari, Trekking and Camping. Tour starts from Bangalore and cover all the possible sightseeing with activity which is mentioned in the itinerary.

What is unique in Shimoga and Why?

 A wonderful picturesque city widely popular for its breathtaking waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Shimoga is popularly known as Jog Falls, one of the highest and tallest waterfalls in India which attracts many tourists from India or Foreign countries. This is formed over the Sharavathi river falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft). The Sharavathi river flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep and the water comes down in four distinct falls known as Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket. The significance of Jog Falls is that in this waterfall, the water does not stream down the rocks in a tiered fashion. On the contrary, the water thunders down the slope losing contact with the rocks, thus making Jog Falls the tallest untiered waterfall in the country.

Bangalore – Shimoga Weekend Trip: Highlights

  • Worlds second largest Fall in Shimoga Jog Fall

  • Spectacular view of Shimoga natural scenic beauty

  • Paradise for: sport-buffs Honnemaradu

  • The second largest church in India: Sacred Heart Church

  • India’s First elephant camp in Shimoga

Why you must visit Shimoga

Shimoga is administrative headquarters of Shimoga District which is widely famous in Karnataka State for its natural scenic beauty. Nature Photography and Hiking are best things to do in Shimoga which houses a lots of waterfalls, trekking passes, mountains, viewpoints and hill stations. There are several places to visit and indulge in the natural activity.  Lion and Elephant safari attracts more than thousand of tourist to visit and enjoy adventure activities in Shimoga.

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Bangalore - Shimoga Weekend Trip – World Famous Waterfall city of India - Package Rates & Dates
Title Standard Prsice High Season
Aug-01 To Mar-31
Low Season
Apr-01 To Jul-31
NewYear/Festival Time
3N/4D Standard Pacakge
Hotel Jai Maata Grandeur
Rs 11000 Rs 11800 Rs 10840 Rs 0
3N/4D Deluxe Package
Royal Orchid Central
Rs 14000 Rs 14900 Rs 13650 Rs 0
3N/4D Luxury Package
River Tern Lodge
Rs 27520 Rs 28980 Rs 26560 Rs 0
Bangalore - Shimoga Weekend Trip – World Famous Waterfall city of India - Package Inclusion

Best hotel in Shimoga

Standard Hotel: Hotel Jai Maata Grandeur -  TA Rank (4.5)Certificate of Excellence

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

Luxury Hotel: River Tern Lodge -  TA Rank (4.5) Certificate of Excellence

Package Inclusion

  • 03 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 02 Day sightseeing of Shimoga

  • Private Ac vehicle for 04 Days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

Package Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, Railway fare and Bus fare

  • Lunch

Bangalore - Shimoga Weekend Trip – World Famous Waterfall city of India - Package Itinerary

Day 01: Arrived at Bangalore airport or railway station and proceed to Shimoga (310km/6.5 Hours)

Arrival at Bangalore airport or railway station and proceed to Shimoga which is 310 km away from Bangalore. Enroute stop at Chitradurga city for lunch at any nearest restaurant, later continue your journey towards Shimoga which is 106 km is left from Chitradurga. Upon arrival check in to hotel and rest of the day free at your leisure, overnight stay with dinner at Shimoga Hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant in Chitradurga

After breakfast start your day by visit worlds famous second largest fall which is 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 at least 2 hours on the waterfall, you may have lunch at any nearest Restaurant, later you will come back to Shimoga. Overnight stay with dinner Shimoga Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant

Early in the morning around 8:30 am you will visit for Lion safari located at a distance of 10 km from Shimoga. Lion safari starts from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, enjoy 2 hours by exploring Flora and Fauna. After safari come back to hotel and have breakfast, later visit to explore rest of the famous places of Shimoga which includes Sacred Heart Church, Honnemaradu and spend 2 Hours at Honnemaradu.

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

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

Meals: Breakfast 

Bangalore - Shimoga Weekend Trip – World Famous Waterfall city of India - Package Other Details

Tourist attractions in Shimoga

Shimoga smart city located at Shimoga Dist in Indian state of Karnataka. It has very famous places to visit and extend your holiday. Shimoga is known as falls and heritage places, there is some famous attraction given to below to visit and enjoy your holiday.

Honnemaradu: Honnemaradu is a tourist place situated on the back waters of River Sharavathi. A paradise for sport-buffs and a haven for nature-lovers, Honnemaradu, located on the backwaters of the river Sharavathy, is a marvel till as far as the eyes can behold and beyond. there is no dearth to entertainment options while in this amazing destination. Once a village, the lake cum reservoir now stands as the only tourist sight in the area. . Swimming, photography or playing water volley ball followed by an upward trek to watch sunset-views completed by camp-fires and parties are the perfect ingredients for a vacation worth relishing.

Sacred Heart Church: acred Heart Church in Shimoga, Karnataka is a hugely popular place of worship. This Catholic Church is massive, sprawling over 18000 sq. ft. There is a large prayer hall which can seat at least 5000 people. The splendid architecture of the church and a beautiful statue of Jesus Christ are the main attractions of this place. The architectural magnificence can be attributed to the peculiar Gothic and Roman styles.

Kodachadri Hill: Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests (elevation - 1,343 metres above sea level) in the Western Ghats in South India (Shivamogga Dist., Karnataka State). It is declared as natural heritage site by Government Karnataka. Thick green forest covered Kodachadri Hill is a well kept secret in the Western Ghats in Shimoga District of Karnataka. Unspoiled, untouched and mildly unexplored, Kodachadri Hill's prismatic beauty is something that eyes hold for uncountable years.  As one takes the pain to reach the 1,343 metre high Kodachadri Hill, his eyes will be taken aback by the enchanting look of the golden sun as it gradually nods its head down on the blue stretch of Arabian Ocean

Achakanya Falls: Achakanya Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls formed near Thirthahalli. The fall is located at a distance of 10 kms from Thirthahalli on the way to Hosanagara in Shimoga District in Karnataka. Sharavathi River takes a wonderful leap to create this 6.1 meters eye-catching waterfall. The place is a very good trekking destination as it is located in the midst of a thick forest. As the Achakanya Falls is hidden in the middle of a thick forest it is better to take guidance from the locals of Aralasurali village, which is located around 20 kms from Thirthahalli and 2 kms from the falls.

Jogger’s dam:  Jogger’s dam Located 12 kilometers from Shimoga, popularly known as ‘The gateway of Malnad’, is a small village- Gajanur. Jogger Dam is built across the River Tunga and is one of the scenic picnic spots for the tourists.

Jog fall trip

Jog fall trip Schedule

  • 10:00am onwards: After breakfast proceed to jog Fall (54 km/2.5 Hours)

  • 1:00 pm – Reach Jog Fall

  • 1:00 – 3:00: Enjoy at fall

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lunch

  • 4:00 pm Return to Shimoga

  • 06:30 pm reach Shimoga and overnight stay with dinner at hotel

Lion safari shimoga

Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari are located at a distance of 10 km from Shimoga in the state of Karnataka, India. This delightful destination can be found on the Shimoga-Sagara Main Road near Tyavarekoppa Zoo.

Two hundred acres of forest and jungle house many big cats including the roaring King of the Jungle. Tyavarekoppa is one of the smaller zoos when compared to Mysore. It is a picnic spot enriched with varied types of flora and fauna hidden in its every nook and corner. Offering a entrancing views through safaris and special recreational ones for kids,

Tiger and lion safari shimoga timings:  9a.m. and 11a.m.

Shimoga Elephant Camp

Sakrebailu Elephant: The Sakrebailu Elephant Camp is a forest camp for captive elephants in Karnataka. Situated at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-Thirthahalli Road, it is considered to be the best camp for training elephants in the state. The Sakrebayalu is an elephant training camp where the mahouts (keepers) train these magnificent animals. There are over a dozen elephants at the camp and each elephant has two mahouts dedicated to its care. The elephants lounge around in the camp till midday, after which they are set free in the surrounding forest.  They do this by tracking their footprints and dung, and since they share such a close relationship with the elephants, they also know their favorite hangouts! The mahouts say that the elephants love to feast on bamboo shoots, which grow in profusion in the forests.

One day trip to jog falls from Bangalore

Jog falls is the world’s second largest fall, so many Indian as well as foreigner tourist attracts to visit as weekend trip from Bangalore and other cities.

  • 08:00 am – After breakfast proceed to Jog Fall (310km/6.5 Hours)

  • Lunch: At Chitradurga on the way to Jog fall

  • 02:00 pm – Reach Jog Fall

  • 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm: Enjoy at Jog Fall

  • 04:15 – Back to Shimoga

How to Reach Shimoga

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

Shimoga to Jog falls

Shimoga to jog falls is about 54 km away from each other. We recommend you have the Shimoga to Jog Falls Shimoga road-route to travel by, so that your travel could be comfortable and hassle free and, you may not find any holdup in travelling between Shimoga to Jog Falls

Best time to visit Shimoga

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.