Shimoga Travel Guide
Shimoga is a beautiful city located across the Tunga River in the state of Karnataka. The well-known Jog Falls is located just 2-hour drive from the Shimoga city. Among the attractions in the city are Shiva Temple, Gandhi Park, Shivappa Nayaka Palace, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Mattur Lake, Dabbe Falls and more. This place is abundant with nature and wildlife.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary houses endangered and native animals like panthers and elephants, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary attracts bird watchers from all over India, and Sakrebyle Elephant Camp provides elephant rides. Among other places to visit nearby are Agumbe, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary and Gajanur Dam. The weather here is good after the monsoon season, in the winter months of October to February. Do not forget to visit Tyavarekoppa, a zoo and a picnic hot-spot, famous for Tiger and Lion Safari. The city is stuffed with unlimited shopping stuff such as hand-crafts, jewellery, sarees, sandalwood and many more. For food fix, travellers can find several Indian and multi-cuisine restaurants in the city.Read More Read Less