Shivamogga is located in the central part of Karnataka. It is surrounded by waterfalls, lush green landscapes, and rich ancient history and heritage, making it a great tourist place. This region is called the ‘Gateway Of Maland’ as it originates from the hilly areas of the western ghats. Shivamogga lies on the bank of the Tunga river and is blessed with its natural beauty. It is an ideal place for your vacation whether you are a spiritual seeker, an adventurer or a nature lover.
The climate in Shivamogga remains warm and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit this place is from October to March. The best time to visit this place is from October to March. There are various tourist places to visit in and near Shivamogga. These include Jog falls, Sakrebyle elephant camp, Kodachadri, the Mayaka palace museum, etc. It is well connected through roads and rail transport and is 302km from Bengaluru city.
Places to visit in and near Shivamogga
This is the place where goddess Saraswati appeared during penance. So the trek would be energizing, along with the nature you will experience. Just beware of the leeches!
A waterfall in the scenic backdrop, the water streams down without making any contact with the rocks from the height of 830ft. It would be a mind-blowing experience, especially if you visit during the rainy season.
Don’t forget to visit this town made by Keladi rulers showing the rich history of ancient Indian culture. A temple devoted to lord Shiva would be calling you towards experiencing the mystical elements the place has been blessed with.
Sacred Heart Church
This religious site is the 2nd largest Church in India, in Shivamogga city’s centre. You will experience the peacefulness and simplicity of the environment along with architecture in Roman and Gothic styles. It can be a suitable place for your retreats and meditation.
It was built in the 9th century by Cheluvarangappa on the outskirts of the Shivamogga district. An ancient fort situated at the height of 1541m, it consists of historical elements which show the persuasion of Hindu traditions.
Tiger and Lion safari
Along with big-toothed carnivores, you will be witnessing parakeets, squirrels and peafowls, which makes it a perfect place to visit with your family. You can enjoy your 30min safari drive in this well-maintained and hygienic park.
You may forget to board your bus, but don’t forget to visit this temple. Dedicated to lord Shiva, it is situated atop a hill. The divine atmosphere and surrounding will surely leave you mesmerized, which makes it one of the best.
Situated at the height of 110m, this waterfall is surrounded by the greenery of the mountains of the western ghats. It can only be reached after a long 9km trek
which would surely make your day an adventurous and thrilling one.
Shivappanaika Palace Museum
Named after the famous 17th-century king Shivappa Nayaka, this two-storied architecture comprises a ‘Durbar’ hall with massive wooden pillars and arched panels. Visit this place as it will undoubtedly remind you of the medieval era of our country.
Located in a remote part of the district, Mattur Lake would be a great destination to soak in a sunset away from the hustle of the city. The road to the place is not that great, but it will provide you with an experience of a memorable road trip.
Best Time To Visit Shivamogga
The winter season can be considered the best time to visit Shivamogga. October to march would be the suitable months to visit this place, with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. You may not require carrying those heavy winter jackets, but remember to have a raincoat which can become your all-time need to visit places in and near Shivamogga.
Bus Services To Shivamogga
Shivamogga has well-developed road connectivity to other districts of Karnataka. It is a maintained spot for tourist transport, with various bus operators providing the service. The price range per ticket from Bengaluru to Shivamogga will be around Rs.380- Rs.2950, with a 7-8 hours journey covering 302km.
There are different drop-off points at Shivamogga, which may vary as per the operator. Some of the most commonly used points by the bus route are:
- Shivamogga bus stand
- PN road
Popular Bus Companies In Shivamogga
Below is a list of some of the renowned bus operators offering buses for trips to visit places in and around Shivamogga:
- Varamalaxmi Tours & Travels
- East West Travels
- SRS Travels
- Sugama Tourist
- Hamsa Tours and Travels
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