Indian Cities: Shimoga - Karnataka

About :  Shimoga - Rice Bowl

Jog Falls - ShimogaShimoga, the luxuriant green area from Karnataka state is attracting tourists for its most picturesque natural beauty loaded with beautiful exciting and thrilling water falls, majestic mammal elephant and paddy fields. Area is alternately pronounced as the "rice bowl" of state. This history city was the Ashram of "Durvasa" famous for his anger, who was used to have boiled sweet herbs, one day a cowboy tasted this and called it "Sihi - Moge" [Sweet Pot] from this place got name Shimoga. The name Shimoga is also refers to Lord Shiva.

How to reach Shimoga by Train

Shimoga have adequate trains from Bangalore and Mysore.

How to reach Shimoga by Road

NH 206 runs between Shimoga and state capital city Bangalore [270 km]. Luxury bus service is also available from Mangalore, Udapi and Hubli etc.  

How to reach Shimoga by Air

Mangalore [200 km] is the nearest airport with domestic flights.

Significant Tourist Attractions (spots) of Shimoga

Elephant camp - Shakrebyle
Lion / Tiger Safari
Sacred Heart Church
Shimoga Taluk
Shivappanaika's Palace - Museum



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