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Tourist Places Near Shimoga

Shimoga is small in the State of Karnataka, which is famous for many tourist and picnic spots in and around the city. Shimoga has a calm and cool climate all around the year as the whole city's geographical location makes it to be surrounded by mountains. The following are some of the places near the Shimoga that every traveler must visit.

Tourist Spots near Shimoga


Tyavarekoppa is the most popular picnic spot that is situated at a distance of about 10 kilometers from Shimoga. Locals and tourists love to visit this place during weekends to spend some quality time with their families and their friends. Tyavarekoppa is famous for its wildlife safaris which began in 1998. It is spread in an area of about 200 hectares and surrounded by deep forests. The tourists can witness tigers, leopards, sloth bears and deers in the safari. This place also has a zoo and the children's park to enjoy.

Tyavarekoppa in Shimoga
Take a lion and tiger safari at Tyavarekoppa in Shimoga in Shimoga to spot some of these wild beasts


BRP Dam is located at a distance of about 28 kilometers from Shimoga and is one of the best picnic spot. The calm lake is a good place to have picnics and outings. The back waters running along the dam and the surrounding landscape offers some amazing scenic beauty; worth clicking.

Gajanur Dam

The Gajanur Dam is another famous picnic spot which is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers from the Shimoga. This dam is located on the Tunga River and offers some amazing boat rides.


Kundari is a at a drive away distance from Shimoga city and it has the best sunrise and sunset at this place. One must drive on the mountains to witness the beautiful sunrise and this is the best hill station that is located very nearby to the Shimoga. This place has a calm humid condition all around a day and it is the best place for the families to enjoy their weekend trips with.

Agumbe Hills

Agumbe is one of the famous hill station and is known for splendid sunsets and a dazzling water stream that runs all around the year. This is the most visited place by families who love to spend their weekends together. This hill station is located on the forest range near the Western Ghats and is surrounded by thousands of plants and animal species. Agumbe has the breathtaking trekking routes that can bring out the adventurous person from within. Agumbe is also home for the Rainforest Research Station in India.

Agumbe hills in Shimoga
Green rich Agumbe hills in Shimoga is a perfect place for a family vacation

Kodachadri Hills

Kodachadri is a good tourist spot situated at a distance of about 115 kilometer from Shimoga. Kodachadri is located at an altitude of about 1343 m above the sea level and it is the highest peak in the whole of Karnataka. Kodachadri is also the home for many endangered plant and animals species. Visit this place for the amazing sunrise and sunsets. Kodachadri is the best place for trekkers and one can also witness the Agastya Teertha waterfalls.

Kodachadri hills in Shimoga
Kodachadri hills in Shimoga is the right place to witness the magic of Mother Nature in her full splendor

Mahishi beach

The Mahishi beach is a great place for people looking for a calm, quiet time. Also, it's a good place to have some good time with your family and friends.

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