Tourism in Shimoga

Shimoga, presently known as Shivamogga, is the administrative headquarters of Shimoga district. Scenic hills, valleys, water bodies, dense forests, flora and fauna, forts, temples and historical places adorn Shimoga, making it a perfect tourist destination.


Shimoga is located in the central part of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tunga River.


Shimoga (meaning Face of Shiva), established by the Keladi rulers, enjoyed its golden days during the rule of Shivappa Nayaka in around 1600 AD.

Fairs & Festivals

Best Time to Visit

Climate in Shimoga remains cool round the year. For a Tour to Shimoga, the best time to visit is between the months of October and March.

How to Reach


The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport (200 km).


Shimoga is connected by rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli.


Shimoga is well-connected by a network of roads to all major cities and towns of Karnataka, and important cities of nearby states.

Tourist Attractions

Make your Tour to Shimoga memorable by visiting these famous tourist places near Shimoga :

Places around Shimoga

Explore the land of Shimoga, visiting the places around it, while on a Tour to Shimoga :

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