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Shimoga One Day itinerary

Located on Tunga River banks, the fertile place called Shimoga has been the renowned booty among the best locations in Karnataka. This city is weaved with stunning valleys, dense green forests, paddy fields, hills, rivers, lovely waterfalls, wildlife and sunset points. Major attractions in this city are rich in natural beauty and can fulfill your desire to visit some beautiful places within a day.

Morning in Shimoga

Take a bus to reach Shimoga main bus stand early morning and check in at a hotel nearby to freshen up and grab some delicious breakfast. You can find many hotels here that can serve tasty food and offer comfortable accommodation. You can then visit the Sacred Heart Church which is located at just 3 kms from the bus stand.

Sacred heart Church

This Church in Shimoga boasts of the architectural grandeur that prevailed in the city during the ancient time. This Church is the second largest one in India and is spread across a sprawling area of 18000 sq. ft. The cathedral of this Church is built in Roman Style and the Church has a massive sized prayer hall that can hold nearly 5000 people at the same time.

Shimoga One Day itinerary

Government museum

The Government museum located at Shimoga has an array of statues, plates of copper, coins, and manuscripts in palm leaf which belonged to Hoysala period. You can also find impressive statues of Jaina Yakshi, Yoga Narayana and Shiva and Parvathi here.

Afternoon in Shimoga

Wondering what to do in the afternoon after some delicious lunch at the hotel? Read on…

Shivappanaika Palace Museum

Visiting the places that are rich in natural beauty alone will not complete your day’s visit to Shimoga as this city possesses rich historical importance. One such spot is the Shivappanaika Palace and Museum. This palace dates back to the 16th century and Keladi King Shivappa Nayaka built it fully with rosewood. You can find interesting collections such as sculptures, inscriptions, carvings on stone and antiques here.

Gundekkal Subramanya temple

The next nearby location on your Shimoga One day Itinerary is the Murugan temple. The Gundekkal Subramanya temple is located near the Tunga River which makes it a picturesque location. The main deity of worship is Lord Muruga. The domes and pillars of this temple boasts of some splendid ancient architecture.

Shimoga One Day itinerary

Tiger and lion Safari

The one day visit to Shimoga will not be a complete one without this lion and tiger safari. This safari is available in an area of about 300 hectares that has many animal species like lions, tigers, bears, cheetahs, deers, reptiles like crocodiles, snakes, peacocks and other birds. You will find a museum here which has lots of information on different animals, birds and trees. There is also a play area for kids. You can enjoy beverages and snacks in the evening.

Evening & Night in Shimoga 

Kundadri Hill

After you seek the blessings of Lord Muruga, its time to visit the popular Kundadri Hill that features a monolithic rock on top. You will get a number of buses to reach this place as it is a popular pilgrimage spot. If you are in for some adventure sports like trekking or climbing then this green dense location is the ideal choice. You can also find the popular Jain temple here that belongs to 17th century. This temple offers a splendid look as its ponds are filled with lotus bloom at all seasons. You can also witness the lovely sun set in the evening.

Shimoga One Day itinerary

Mahatma Gandhi Park

After a tiring day that you spent on visiting this city of Karnataka, you can relax at the scenic park which is renovated recently. Your kids will have a good time at the small kids train found here and the play area with many rides. The green look of the grasses and plants here would relax your family and you until the night sets in. A blissful way to spend your night at Shimoga!

With this your one day trip is complete; you can now head back to your place relishing your thoughts on the places you have visited today in this scenic city of Karnataka.

Also see: Tourist Spots in Shimoga | Weekend Getaways from Shimoga | Tourist Places near Shimoga

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