Tourism > India > Karnatka > Karnataka Districts >Shimoga district
Shimoga is located almost at the central part of Karnataka state in the Malnad region bounded by Sahyadri ghats on the east direction. The eastern part of the district comes under the semi-Malnad zone with plain topography and occasional chains of hills covered with semi-deciduous vegetation. Shimoga is an agriculturally self sufficient district, thus sometime called as the “rice bowl of Karnataka”.
Shimoga is a true picture of nature's bounty-landscapes dotted with waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make for picturesque locales.The district is about 274 Kms away from the capital city - Bangalore.
Falls: Jog Falls, Vanake-Abbey Falls, Achakanya Falls, Hidlamane Falls, Tunga Anecut, B.R.P Dam, Linganmakki Dam
Hill Stations: Agumbe, Kodachadri, Kundadri, Honnemaradu
Wildlife: Tyarekoppa Lion Safari, Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp
Sanctuary: Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Guduvi Bird Sanctuary
Cultural Heritage: Ballegavi, Keladi, Ikkeri, Koodali, Chandragutti, Humcha, Bhadravathi, Nagara, Bandalike, Shivappa Naik Palace, Saint Thomas Church, Kanoor fort, Kavaledurga, Kubetoor, Talagunda and Heggadu.
How to reach
Air: Mangalore Airport is the nearest Airport (200 Kms). The next closest airport is at Bangalore (274 kms).
Rail: Shimoga is well connected by Rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.
Road: Shimoga town is well connected by road to all major cities, towns of Karnataka and its neighboring states.