Shimoga District-Visit 1
Mahatma Gandhi park is the oldest park of Shimoga city.It is now a well maintained green park with play area for kids, joggers path, Swimming pool, small train which runs within the boundary of the park and many art works can be seen across mahatma gandhi park.
Jog falls is the second highest waterfall in India. Jog falls is created by the sharavathi river dropping 253 mts(830ft).
IMP*Before the onset of monsoon season, when there is not much water in the Linganmakki dam, the Jog Falls are a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff, as the water collected in the dam is exclusively for generation of electricity; during monsoons local rain water is the source of water to the falls.
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari is a beautiful and popular nature and wildlife destination located at a distance of 10 Km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-sagar Road.There is a well maintained small zoo and a children park is maintained in the zoo for the children to enjoy.
Shivappa Naik Palace
The Shivappa Naik Palace is a popular attraction of Shimoga town. Situated on the banks of River Tunga, the palace was built of rosewood by Shivappa Naik of Keladi in the 16th century. There is also a museum inside the palace which exhibits stone carvings and relics from the period of the Keladis
Sacred Heart Cathedral
The Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the major attraction of the town.The architecture of the church is in Roman graphic style. The church is said to be the 2nd largest church in India. The church is about 18000 square feet in area with a big prayer hall. Which has the capacity of 5000 peoples. The attractive statue of Jesus attracts tourists and pilgrims.
1. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Shivappanaika Palace Museum, MG Park are all located a within a Kilometres of each other.
2. Tyavarekoppa Safari is located a few kilometres away from Shimoga Bus Stand. Can be reached easily via bus(state/private), Cabs etc.
3. Jog falls is about 3-4 hours away from shimoga city. Trains are available from shimoga city till talaguppa. Take the bus from talaguppa till Jog falls which is about an hour away. Stays can be booked at Sagar and limited home-stay options are available near Jog falls.