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Monsoon Season in Shimoga

Shimoga experiences monsoons between the months of July to September. Heavy rainfall is the characteristic of the region.

Summer Season in Shimoga

The summers in Shimoga are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 20°C to 36°C during these months.

Best Season in Shimoga

The best season to visit Shimoga is the winter season. The best months to visit are October to March.

Winter Season in Shimoga

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.

Accommodation in Shimoga

Shimoga has a lot for deluxe and medium to budget accommodation options. River Tern Lodge (NearRanganathaswamy Temple), Royal Orchid Central (B.H. Road, Opp. Vinayak Theatre), Gabadi River Edge (Gabadi, Tudur Post), Vihangama Holiday Retreat (Near Bharathipura Post), Bananki Homestay (Devangi Thirthahalli Taluk) are the deluxe accommodations with all high class facilities to make your stay a memorable one.

Other medium and budget accommodations include Jewel Rock Hotel (Durgigudi Road), Navarathna Hotel (Raykar Tower), Samrat Ashoka Hotel (B H Road, Shimoga), Mathura Residency Hotel (Mathura Arcade), Surya Comforts Hotel (Near Jewel Rock Hotel) and Sanman Hotel (Garden Area, 3rd Cross).

Events/Festivals in Shimoga

Shimoga hosts many colourful festivals. Festivals in Shimoga are celebrated with great pomp and show.

Pongal:One of the most awaited events in Shimoga and all over the state, Pongal is celebrated with great passion and vigor. The term Pongal signifies sweet dish of rice which is eaten on the day of the festival. Jaggery, Cardamom and cashew nuts are also included in this dish for the celebration. The local people dedicate this dish to God Surya or The Sun God. It is one of the most imperative and well known festivals held in the month of mid January every year.

Ganesh Chaturthi:This festival in August-September is one of the most awaited events in Shimoga. It is celebrated with great passion.

Hampi Festival:Hampi Festival comes with a symphony of colours and is celebrated in the first week of November.

Hotels in Shimoga

Shimoga is an offbeat tourist destination in the state of Karnataka replete with rich flora and fauna. The presence of sparkling waterfalls, dense forest, exotic wildlife and majestic mountain peaks make the town a nature lover’s paradise. Comforted in nature's lap, Shimoga is a great weekend getaway for city dwellers to escape from the hustle and bustle. 

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