Shimoga is located in central part of Karnataka.It has been renamed officially as Shivamogga.Shimoga is known as
the gateway to the Western Ghats and called “Gateway of Malnad” by the locals.Shimoga is the land of natural waterfalls, green swelling hills and valleys, dense forests, well built forts and temples and rich in flora and fauna,vast paddy fields enrich the landscape in and around the city. Shivamogga lies on the banks of the River Tunga.
Shimoga is wellknown for jog falls which is the second highest waterfall towering height of about 253ft in india, Kodachadri a beautiful mountain with thick grassy knolls and tall elevations which is 10th highest peak of the state, Honnemaradu a beautiful town with lush green plants and trees behind the rambling basins of sharavathi river ,Kundadri is a place where you can see a structure right amidst natur - It is a beautiful hillor rather a rock structure perched at around 3200ft above sea level in Teerthahalli Taluk ,Sakrebailu - here you can see grand elephants having leisure day.
Shimoga is located 285km from Bengaluru ,202km from Dharwad ,243km from Mysore ,201km from Mangalore.
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|Dam/Reservoir||Linganamakki Dam, Talakalale Balancing Reservoir, Savehaklu Reservoir, Gajanuru Dam, Bhadra Dam, Chakra Dam, Mani Reservoir|
|Waterfall||Barkana Falls, Jog Falls, Hidlumane Falls, Kunchikal Falls, Dabbe Falls, Onake Abbi Falls|
|Trek||Agumbe, Kavaledurga Fort, Kodachadri Trek, Agumbe Rain Forest trek, Onake Abbi Falls|
|Hill Station||Agumbe, Kodachadri, Kundadri Hill|
|Wildlife||Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Agumbe, Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Fort||Kavaledurga Fort, Nagara Fort|