Shimoga

#1 | Agumbe

Often called as ” The Cherrapunji of South India” because it receives 7,640mm mean rain fall in a year and hold the history of 2nd highest annual rainfall in India. Best place for trekking in the near by hills and during monsoon lots of waterfalls comes alive.

Distance : 370Kms from Bangalore

#2 | Agumbe Sunset view point

The sunset can be seen on the backdrops of the Arabian, and the Agumbe sunset view point is at about the one of the highest peak in western ghats at Udupi-Agumbe road.

Distance :370 Kms from Bangalore | Timing : 5PM – 7PM

#3 | Jog Falls

Jog waterfalls is the second highest plunge waterfalls in India, created by Sharavathi river with 830ft height and 230 mts wide.

Distance : Bangalore to Shimoga -> 310 Kms -> to Sagara 70Kms -> to Jog Falls 30Kms

#4 | Lakkavalli Dam

Lakkavalli Dam, which is constructed at Bhadra Rive, Tharikere -Shimoga .It was designed by Sir M Visvesvarayya and was built up in 1947 with 194’ height and 5604’ length, but commissioned during 1965. Need to travel 2km from Lakkavalli in Tarikere Taluk to reach this Dam.

#5 | Mavinkurve Island

Mavinkurve Island is located on the Sharavathi river side at Honnavar Taluk , Uttar Kannada District. “Mavin” means Mango and “Kurve” means basket .Mavinkurve is a beautiful small island in the West Coast of India. Reached this Island thru a motor boat Its only us and few residents of that Island.

#6 | Shettihalli Church

Shettihalli church is a magnificent structure of Gothic architecture and the church was abandoned after the construction of Hemavathi dam. During monsoon half of the Church will get submerged in wate. we have to visit twice to this place, once during summer & once after monsoon.

#7 | Doddamane

150 years old ” Malgudi Days” famous TV serial rustic heritage house. Mouth watering, delicious mainland food cooked and served by the family members on “Pay as you wish”, they serve food with passion, love and affection by 85 yrs old Kasthuri Ajji

#8 | Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri hill is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka with 1343 mts elevation above sea level. Stunning waterfalls, clouds below the peak, sunrise and sunset, fascinating jungle trail all together is a feast for trekkers.

#9 | Jogi gundi waterfalls

Jogigundi cave watefalls located 3Kms from Agumbe inside the densed forest. An ideal picnic spot for half a day.

#10 |Barkana waterfalls

Barkana waterfalls located in Balehalli forest and 10th highest waterfalls in India, a prime hydroelectricity source in Karnataka. Height is 500 feet and monsoon is the best time to visit. Suitable for trekking with a guide.

#11 |Dabbe waterfalls

Dabbe waterfalls located near Hosagadde in Sagar Taluk with 110 Mts height. Need to trek almost 100 mts by holding the tree roots.

#12 | Hidlumane Waterfalls

Series of cascading waterfall is Kidlumane falls , located at 53 Kms from Sagar & 110 Kms from Shimoga. Also this waterfall is located on the Kodachadri trek trail.

#13 | Honnaver Island

The specialty of this place was handmade locks. This place is a settlement of iron Smith’s and due to technology advancement this handmade locks art is slowly dying.

#14 | Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple

Ikkeri is 6Kms from Sagara Taluk in Shimoga and it was the capital of the Keladi nayaks Dynasty, Ikkeri means two streets.The Ikkeri Aghoreshwara temple is an ancient temple dates to Vijayanagara Architecture with intricate carvings and belongs to the16th Century. Lord Shiva is the main deity and the entire temple is built of granite.

#14 | Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple

Ikkeri is 6Kms from Sagara Taluk in Shimoga and it was the capital of the Keladi nayaks Dynasty, Ikkeri means two streets.The Ikkeri Aghoreshwara temple is an ancient temple dates to Vijayanagara Architecture with intricate carvings and belongs to the16th Century. Lord Shiva is the main deity and the entire temple is built of granite.