Shimoga district covers an area of about 10548 sq. kms. The western part of the district has superb tropical forests and some very pretty hilly areas. The eastern region is less dense but has several lakes and river valleys. The traveller to this district can enjoy trekking on the challenging landscape and visit to the historically rich spots.

The region has a long and colourful history dating back to the 3rd century AD when it was under the control of Satavahana dynasty.

In the 6th century it was a part of the empire of the Chalukyas of Badami. In the 7th century, it came under the rule of Jaina chieftain.

General Information

Location : 165 kms From Mangalore, Karnataka
Season : October to February
Languages : Kannada, Hindi and English
Local Transport Cycle Rickshaws, Tongas, City Bus Service


Nearest Rail-head Shimoga
Nearest Airport Mangalore
Road Distances Mangalore(165 kms)

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