A Travel Guide to Shivamogga

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Alongside the banks of the Tunga River lies one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka called Shivamogga. You may also know it as Shimoga. This beautiful place is often known as the gateway to the Western Ghats or Malnado, which means hill region. Shivamogga should be on your list of places to visit since it is a beautiful destination, surrounded by coconut and betel nut plantations as well as green rice fields. What makes Shivamogga a must-visit is also that it consists of dense jungles, scenic waterfalls, and historic forts, making it an ideal mix for sightseeing and trekking.

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Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Shivamogga is between October and March, when the weather is mild and pleasant.

How to Reach?

By Air: Shivamogga Airport is a domestic entry port that is located approximately 10 minutes from the city centre. You can book flights to Shivamogga from any part of India. There are taxis and buses available outside the arrival terminal.

By Train: Shivamogga has its own railway station called Shimoga Nagar Railway Station. You can easily find taxis and buses from the station to drop you off at your hotel.

By Road: Through private travel services and the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), you can easily travel to Shivamogga by road. Several state bus services are also available to drive you from one city to another.

Getting Around

A traveller visiting Shivamogga can easily get a taxi or local bus to go around the city. Other modes of transport are also available like auto rickshaws. One of the best things a traveller can do is rent a vehicle. It is an easy, comfortable, and reliable mode of transport to get around Shivamogga.

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Places to visit in Shivamogga

  • Jog Falls: To experience nature at its most pristine, you have to visit Jog Falls. What makes this waterfall even more unique is that it is the second tallest waterfall in India and is truly majestic.
  • Kundadri: Kundadri is a beautiful hill, or rather rock structure, located about 3,200 feet above sea level in Theerthahalli Taluka. There are beautiful green trees and valleys on both sides of the road. Hike up to the hills to enjoy nature and its beauty.
  • Sakrebailu: If you want to see elephants, you can visit Sakrebailu. The Elephant Camp is open only for a few hours between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. So, arrive here on time if you want to see elephants in their natural habitat.
  • Honnemaradu: This is an ideal spot if you love nature, and it is rightfully one of the most underrated tourist destinations there. If you want to experience the purest form of nature in Shivamogga, Honnemaradu must not be missed.

Places to eat in Shivamogga

  • Jewel Rock Hotel: This is one of the oldest hotels in Shivamogga. You can enjoy a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies at their on-site restaurant. It is an ideal place to dine with friends and family.
  • Hotel Surabhi: If you are craving authentic South Indian cuisine, visit Hotel Surabhi. You can relish authentic, high-quality food while enjoying a lovely ambience of the restaurant.
  • Pinxx: This is one of the best restaurants to savour a variety of international dishes. Located on B. H. Road in Shivamogga, you can come here with family and dig into an assortment of delicious food.

Shopping in Shivamogga

  • Nehru Road: There are many commercial and entertainment facilities here. There is a mall, and apart from that, there are shops selling the most interesting and traditional products made by the locals.
  • Gandhi Bazaar: One of Shimoga's most famous shopping spots is the Gandhi Bazaar. Here, you will find a variety of shops offering products for all types of travellers. You can also find clothing, jewellery, and home decor. You can shop to your heart's content at this wonderful market.
  • H. Road: B.H. Road is a famous place to buy shoes. Famous shops here include the Shoe Garden and the Shoe Shop. You'll find it as soon as you get to B.H. Road. If you're looking for trendy sneakers or dazzling shoes, you know where to go.

Where to stay in Shivamogga?

  • Hotel Jewel Rock: Hotel Jewel Rock is the oldest hotel located within walking distance from various popular attractions and local shopping markets. The rooms are cosy and well maintained. The food is excellent, with a selection of North Indian and South Indian dishes.
  • Hotel Royal Orchid Central: This hotel is perfect for travellers who want to explore the city's culture and heritage without checking-in very far from the city centre. The rooms are equipped with the latest amenities, making your stay comfortable. There is also a restaurant that serves delicious dishes.
  • Hotel Green View Clarks Inn: One of the well-known hotels in Shivamogga is Hotel Green View Clarks Inn. It has a contemporary feel, and it has several rooms with all the essential facilities. The restaurant offers a delicious buffet and a special à la carte menu.

More reasons to visit Shivamogga

  • Trekking in Kodachadri: This breathtaking location is ideal for trekking and enjoying nature. Kodachadri is the 10thhighest mountain in Karnataka. With its grassy hills and high altitude, it is the crown jewel of the Western Ghats. This area is home to many species of flora and fauna.

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