Shimoga is 273 kms south-west of Bangalore. It was once a stronghold of the Keladi Nayakas. Worth seeing here is the Fort, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Government Museum.

Around Shimoga

10 kms to the south-west is Gajanur. The dam here is ideal for picnics. Elephants are trained at the Elephant Camp here.

10 kms south is Tyavarekoppa with a lion and tiger safari.

70 kms south-west is Agumbe. The sunsets here are unforgettable.

105 kms away is the magnificent Jog Falls, the highest waterfall in India. The river Sharavati cascades down 292 m in four distinct falls - Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket. Admire this grand natural spectacle at leisure. Accommodation available.


Shimoga is connected by rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli and by road to all important places in the State. The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is 200 kms.