Shivamogga district, Karnataka

Shivamogga, also known as Shimoga, is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Shivamogga district. The city is located in the southwestern part of Karnataka, and is surrounded by the districts of Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, and Uttara Kannada.

  • Weather: The weather in Shivamogga is generally hot and humid during the summer months (March to May), and cool and dry during the winter months (November to February). The average annual temperature in Shivamogga is 26°C.
  • Pin code: The PIN code of Shivamogga is 577101.
  • Vehicle registration: The vehicle registration code for Shivamogga is KA-57.
  • Telephone code: The telephone code for Shivamogga is 08182.
  • Taluk list: The taluks in the Shivamogga district are:
    • Bhadravathi
    • Honnali
    • Hosanagara
    • Shikaripura
    • Sorab
    • Shivamogga
  • Foods: Some of the popular foods in Shivamogga include:
    • Bisi bele bath
    • Ragi mudde
    • Puttu
    • Idli
    • Dosa

Tourist places: 

Some of the popular tourist places in the Shivamogga district include:

  • Jog Falls: One of India’s highest waterfalls, it offers breathtaking views and is a popular spot for nature lovers and photographers.
  • Kodachadri: Known for its scenic beauty and trekking opportunities, this lush mountain peak is a must-visit for adventure enthusiasts.
  • Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary: A haven for wildlife lovers, this sanctuary is home to diverse flora and fauna, including tigers, elephants, and rare bird species.
  • Kundadri Hill: This ancient Jain pilgrimage site provides mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views amidst serene surroundings.
  • Kavaledurga Fort: An ancient hilltop fort with a rich history and picturesque landscapes, perfect for history enthusiasts and trekkers.
  • Sagara: A charming town with lush greenery, serene backwaters, and historic sites like Ikkeri and Keladi.
  • Tunga Anicut Dam: A scenic dam on the Tunga River, offering opportunities for boating and picnicking.
  • Honnemaradu: An offbeat destination known for its beautiful backwaters, ideal for camping and water sports.
  • Gajanur Dam: A peaceful location for picnics and boat rides, surrounded by lush forests.
  • Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary: A paradise for birdwatchers, with migratory birds flocking here during the winter season.
  • Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari: A thrilling experience to observe these majestic big cats in a semi-natural environment.
  • Koodli: An ancient town at the confluence of the Tunga and Bhadra rivers, featuring ancient temples and beautiful landscapes.
  • Sigandur: Known for the Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple and the ferry ride across the Sharavathi River.
  • Kavaledurga: A historical fort atop a hill, offering panoramic views and trekking opportunities.
  • Sirimane Falls: A hidden gem, this waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and is a perfect spot for a peaceful getaway.
  • Kavaledurga Trek: An adventurous trek that leads to the Kavaledurga Fort, offering scenic views and a thrilling experience.
  • Gudavi Bird Sanctuary: Another excellent spot for birdwatching, especially during the migratory season.
  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: A diverse sanctuary with a variety of wildlife and bird species, ideal for nature enthusiasts.
  • Barkana Falls: A stunning waterfall located amidst the dense forests, accessible by a picturesque trek.
  • Keladi: A historical village with ancient temples and monuments, providing insights into the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Shivamogga is during the winter months (November to February), when the weather is cool and dry.

Things to do: * Visit the Kudalasangama holy confluence. * Explore the Shivamogga Fort. * Visit the Kanakanahalli Jain temples. * Visit the Anegundi historical town. * Attend the Tyagaraja Aradhana music festival. * Go on a hike in the Western Ghats. * Visit the Bhadravathi dam. * Relax on the beaches of Honnavar.