January 15, 2019
The Tunga Anicut Dam is built across the River Tunga. Located at a distance of 12 km from Shimoga, the Tunga Anicut Dam lies within the premises of Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary. The dam stands surrounded by lush green paddy fields and arecanut plantations and is a sight to behold. Quick Facts Entry Timing: Open on all
January 15, 2019
The Bhadra Dam, which has created the Bhadra Reservoir, is located on the Bhadra River a tributary of Tungabhadra River. Bhadra dam is located in the border of Bhadravathi and Tarikere, in the western part of Karnataka in India. The benefits derived from the reservoir storage are irrigation with gross irrigation potential of 162,818 hectares (402,330 acres), hydro power generation of 39.2 MW (three powerhouses,
January 15, 2019
Murdeshwar is a town in BhatkalTaluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Murdeshwar is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. Murdeshwar has a railway station on the Mangalore–MumbaiKonkan railway route. The Hindu gods attained immortality and invincibility by worshiping a
January 15, 2019
Nagara is a historic village in the Shimoga district of the state of Karnataka, India. It is 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Hosanagara or 84 kilometres (52 mi) from Shimoga. This was called “Bidanur (Bidanoor)” or “Bidnur (Bidanoor)” earlier during the 16th century, this was the last capital city of Keladi rulers. Nagara was resided by an independence activist by the name of Sripathy Rao Baliga
January 15, 2019
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is an island located near the Mandagadde village which is 30 km from the Shimogatown in Shimoga district in the Indianstate of Karnataka. The island spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and a river named Tunga. Mandagadde is one of the 20 important sanctuaries in the country and attracts birds in large numbers between
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari is located the state of Karnataka, India, with an area of 250 hectares (2.5 km2), at a distance of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi) from Shimoga, and 275.0 km (170.9 mi) from Bangalore. Started in 1988, it is Karnataka’s second safari park, after Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore. Despite the name, the lion and tiger are neither the only animals here, nor are they the only big cats here. Asiatic lions, Bengal
January 15, 2019
Kodachadri (Kudajadri) is a mountain peak with dense forests (elevation – 1,343 metres above sea level)
January 15, 2019
Sirimane Falls is located at a distance of 5 km from Kigga near Sringeri, a popular pilgrim center. Nearest Airport is Mangalore and nearest Railway stations are Udupi (96 KM) and Shimoga (114 KM). Kigga, a small village which houses the beautiful waterfalls. Kigga is about 16 km from Sringeri. Water from falls feeds coffee estates and paddy fields in
January 15, 2019
Agumbe is a small village located in Shimoga district, Thirthahallitaluk in the Malnad region of Karnataka, India. It is sometimes called “The Cherrapunji of the South” after Cherrapunji, in Northeast India.  Agumbe is associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, tourism (trekking and photography), and the promotion of cottage industry. Agumbe lies in the West coastal region of South India(Shimoga District), approximately
January 15, 2019
Kemmannugundi (or Kemmannagundi) derives its name from three Kannada words – Kempu (red), mannu (soil) and gundi (pit). Kemmannugundi was established as the summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. He later donated this resort to the Government of Karnataka. The Horticultural Department of Karnataka now develops and maintains the resort and its surroundings. Landscape in Kemmangundi