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Steeped in rich heritage and culture, Shimoga also known as ‘Shivamogga’  is a wonderful place filled with mystical temples, picturesque landscape, lush greenery and waterfalls. Four rivers namely Kumudvathi, Tungabhadra, Varada and Sharavathi flows through this quaint city. Shimoga tour packages boasts of the second highest plunge waterfall in India - Jog Falls, Gersoppa Falls or Jog Falls. Located on the border of the city, the Jog Falls offers a spell-binding view and undoubtedly, one of the most popular tourism destinations in Karnataka and across India.

The majestic waterfalls are best viewed during monsoon. For tourists wanting to stay close to the falls and bask in its surroundings, there are many accommodation options available such as luxury hotels, mid-range and low range hotels, government run tourist homes inspection bungalows and forestry department bungalows. For trek lovers, there is the spectacular Kodachadri Mountain Peak that offers winsome view of the city and Western Ghats. A trek through Kodachadri will get you close to dense forest covers that are generously sprinkled with varied diverse flora and fauna.

Other tourism destinations worthy stopping by are Hidlumane Falls, Mattur Lake, Kudajadri Hills, Nagara Fort and Gajanur Dam.  For wildlife enthusiasts, the city has plenty to offer. Tourists can visit Sakrebailu Elephant Camp and watch the daily activity of the four-legged creatures. Have a ride, watch the elephants bathing or simply capture them on your lens.  For an exciting tiger and lion safari, visiting Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve is the best option. If you are looking for a serene and scenic location in Shimoga, head over to Sharavati River. Boat rides are popular to explore the river and surroundings. The backwaters of the river are famous among travellers for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing. The best time to visit Shimoga is between the months of October and March as the weather is said to be favourable. Opt for Shimoga tour packages at this time.

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Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga 3D/2N ₹ 13500 4.0 star View Details
Rainforest Exploration Tour to Agumbe 3D/2N ₹ 10500 4.0 star View Details
Scenic Shimoga Tour Package from Bangalore: Flat 15% off 4D/3N ₹ 9999 3.0 star View Details
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Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga
Agumbe Photography Tour, Shimoga

3D/2N

Shimoga

About the activity / tour with details: Located at an altitude of 800 meters in the Western Ghats, Agumbe, Shimoga is the quaint little town you must visit at some point in your life! One of the last remaining rainforests of India, Agumbe is perhaps the herpetology capital of this part of the world. Embark on an exciting Agumbe photography tour expedition and you can search for the beautiful, yet fearsome species of the Malabar Pit Viper and the hump-nosed viper, amongst other exotic species. Grab your cameras and keep a watch out in the thick vegetation for the stunning green vine snakes and if you are lucky you could even find the biggest of them all, the King Cobra! Since Agumbe receives the highest annual rainfall in South India, you can embark on this photography tour in the peak of monsoon!  You will notice that during the Agumbe photography tour, a significant part of Agumbe lies in the heart of the mighty Sahyadris; one of the richest bird habitats of the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll stumble upon some of the avian delights of the region such as the Ceylon Frogmouth, the Malabar Trogon, Indian Pitta, Yellow Browed Bulbul and Blue Bearded Bee-eater among others. A photographer’s delight and paradise for the bird lover, this 3 day tour is all you need to unwind and spend a long time with nature! 
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Rainforest Exploration Tour to Agumbe
Rainforest Exploration Tour to Agumbe

3D/2N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 10th February, 2017Take part in a very different tour next weekend to Agumbe, one of the must visited places in South India. It is a rainforest sprawling across the Western Ghats beautifully and possessing a wide collection of rare species of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians.Check this 3 day package which gives you a set of cherish-able memories inside a thick rain forest famous for the heavy rainfall and known as the Cherrapunji of South India.By extending an extravagant time to those who love nature, Agumbe shares some of the relishing views of the forest canopy with numerous streams inside.Listen to experts who have great knowledge about the ecology and eco system prevailing in Agumbe and feel more excited when you spot some of the very unique animals found only here.An inevitable splendid weekend getaway would be waiting for you eagerly. The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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Scenic Shimoga Tour Package from Bangalore: Flat 15% off Featured
Scenic Shimoga Tour Package from Bangalore: Flat 15% off

4D/3N

Bangalore

Start Point: Your hotel/residence in BangaloreEnd Point: Your hotel/residence in BangaloreAbout the Trip:Book with this incredible experience of exploring the various prominent spots of Karnataka that are famous for their splendid composition of nature and thick greenery. Rejuvenate your senses and soul with the glimpses of these exotic locations that are comprised of serene waterfalls, beautiful landscapes and bountiful culture of flora and fauna. Get mesmerized with this exclusive tour, devised as a one-stop solution if you are looking forward to exploring the natural beauty of the Southern part of India. This tour would start from Shimoga where you would spot some mesmerizing scenes of famous waterfalls such as Jog Falls (also known as Gerosoppa Falls) and Kuchikal Falls.On availing this all-in-one Shimoga tour package, you are entitled to visit the Jog Fall at the very outset. The sparkling water body of the Sharavathi River would surely hold you spellbound and marks the origin of the Jog Falls. You also get to enjoy the views of Sagara town that signifies fantastic natural ambiance and holds pride in being home to the Jog Falls. Later, you proceed towards Kuchikal Falls and fulfill your wishes of spotting the movements of rare animals with grasping scenic natural beauty. Move towards Agumbe valley and catch the sights of the unbounded beauty of the sunset.The Shimoga tour package from Bangalore is devised to cater to great comfort and customer satisfaction. As such, you shall be provided with comfortable pick-up and drop-off service from your hotel/residence in Bangalore. After getting picked up, you can begin with witness the sights of picturesque landscapes that would accompany you till the end. The ride is provided with clean, spacious, and air-conditioned cars and you can also carry your luggage without any hassle. You shall also be assisted with the support of a friendly and English-speaking guide cum driver who would help you with the necessary information and a safe tour. You also get to enjoy comfortable accommodation on double sharing basis with complimentary breakfast. The accommodation is equipped with attached washrooms along with all the modern amenities. You can customize your tour according to your preference in 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star hotels.Highlights:Jog Falls: Located amidst the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, the Jog Falls (830 ft) which is also known as Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is a prominent tourist spot in Karnataka.Sharavathi River: Sharavathi river, located in Shimoga district, indicates the origination of the Jog falls and is famous in the vicinity for being one of the few westward flowing rivers in India.Sagara Town: Based in the Western Ghats range and close to Jog Falls, Sagara town holds a great peaceful environment and is famous for catering great historical importance through places like Ikkeri, Keladi, and Varadamoola.  Kuchikal Falls: With the height of 455 meters, Kunchikal falls holds the total scenic composition with rocky boulders, lush greenery and fresh flowing water.Agumbe valley: Agumbe valley offers great scenes to the visitors as being a fog-filled valley and comprising of a famous sunset point.Note:Click on Send Inquiry to customize your tour with a stay in 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star hotels.Infants under the age of 5 years can avail of the package for free.The entry fee for all the above-mentioned places is not included in the package.Minimum 2 persons are required to book this package.
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10 October 2014
Excellent
Awesome experience!!!! Very beautiful place and the waterfall in between trek made the experience even more delightful. We were lucky enough that there were very few leeches :) And the last our trek guide made this experience a life long remembering experience. A must visit to Kodachadri....!!
10 October 2014
Excellent
Wonderful! Truly an enchanting experience. Little did I think that this place is going to influence me so much when I signed up for this trek along with my friend. You don't have to be a pro to trek Kodachadri. The distance and different terrains makes the trek a bit difficult and adventurous. But the feeling when you reach the peak is just unparalleled! :)
27 May 2015
Excellent
For the beginners Kodachadri is one of the best trek to kick start with your trekking boot-rockets as me and my friends scored out the long pending to do list with our first trek to this enchanting hills. First of all if you are a bangalorean you need to bide up yourself as the journey to Kodachadri itself will cover around 422 odd kms and then your day 1 trek starts from the base camp. The entire tiresome journey would fade away once you take a sight of the fascinating hillside with very a little human movement. The best part of our trek was the falls we found in the middle of the jungle as all in a sudden it popped up from nowhere(Disclaimer: Your energy would drain up here if you take a shower at falls as the real trek to the up hill starts from this point). We took this trek on Offseason in the month of April and was tested thoroughly for our stamina & endurance. Day 2 was fun filled with early morning kayaking, hanging bridge and some exploration on a fort. Food at homestay is too good as you would feel the same as the name states. On a note to complete its a must go trek with your friends and family :)
28 December 2015
Excellent
never thought that waterfall rappelling will be available in india until i saw this tour. it was really an amazing and unforgettable rappelling experinece. the food included in the trek was so delicious and if you're a non veg, this trek is especially for you...
05 October 2015
Aparajita Raychaudhury Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking
Excellent
An awe-inspiring, awesome and a lot of "aww"s defined the trip! Am so glad I dared try this! The trek coordinator (Sujay) skillfully talked (and pulled) me into climbing on rocks and trees I was sure I can't (ignoring a lot of "you are nuts" comments, I must add), the team was super (we really bonded over the difficult parts of the trek & the night's camp fire), the atmosphere so peaceful, especially the morning-after visit to the completely deserted backwaters - what more do you need for a great trip? Only problem was the TT - the driver turned it in to a "Flying Machine" and a barely 5-feet tall me found the leg space on the cramped side. Sujay's informal hospitality, patience with trekking novices (and an unfit one at that), willingness to consider any and all reasonable (and unreasonable) demands (we quite literally gave him a head-ache, I believe; but he remained invariably even tempered & welcoming), flexibility about plans and the ability to keep everyone (with various levels of adventure craving and endurance/fitness) happy, safe and motivated really made this experience with Explore2Escape a memorable one. Will certainly recommend this tour and operator! (Picture Courtesy - Krishna Vasudevan & Sujay Kenchi)
02 January 2019
Excellent
Normally we go for clubbing for New year but this year we decide to do something offbeat so we chose to go for this trek to Kodachadri Peak, it was such an amazing trekking experience, the panoramic views, the beautiful waterfalls overall it was an overwhelming experience, We even had a new year party at the campsite with DJ and everything and the party was so lit.
What an amazing party it was. We spent the new year 2018 on the banks of the Tunga River. It was so much fun. I had great time with my family and friends. Every wildlife enthusiast or trekker should definitely visit! Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
Excellent
"A lot of fun"
Sachin Pothuvaal Trek to Kodachadri Peak
Superb
Trekking was amazing but the camping was not so perfect. Bathrooms were less in number. 25 would be an ideal group size i think .Girls in our group found it difficult. Everything else was managed by the team in a good way.
Excellent
A peaceful trek was done to Kodachadri by me and my friends.looking forward for more treks. Good experience

People Also Ask About Shimoga Tours

  1. Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Shimoga?

    Some of the most popular trekking destinations are Kodachadri Hills, Sharavathi Valley, Narasimha Parvatha near Agumbe and Kundadri peak. Kundadri Peak which is located 80 km from Shimoga and around 20 km from Thirthahalli has easy terrains making it ideal for beginners. The highlight of this trek is a 17th century Jain Temple located at the Kundadri hilltop. For moderate and difficult trekking, hiking to Kodachadri Hills is ideal. The peak is situated at a height of 1343 metres. The rugged terrains and fascinating scenic views make the trekking adventurous and exciting. One can reach the hills through various trails. While trails like Karekatte are simple and takes one through ascending forests and grasslands, others like Marakuttaka via Hidlumane falls and Sampekatte can prove a little difficult with steep and rough terrains. Trekking to Narasimha Parvatha is equally adventurous and challenging.

  2. Can I do a Kodachadri peak trekking tour in Shimoga? Is it a difficult trek?

    A trip to Shimoga is incomplete without trekking to Kodachadri peak. Located amidst the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kodachadri is considered as the tallest peak in the state. The trek level is moderate and not very difficult unless one is visiting during monsoon season when the terrains can be get slippery, if it over rains . It takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach the top of the peak and one can catch a glimpse of dense forests, beautiful waterfalls, jungle trails and picturesque landscapes along the trekking route. The best time to trek to Kodachadri  is between October to February as the weather is suited for hiking.

  3. Which are the best kayaking tours in Shimoga?

    Located along the backwaters of River Sharavathi, Honnemardu is haven for kayakers and one of the best places in Shimoga for kayaking. Water sport lovers can also try their hand at canoeing, rafting, wind surfing, coracling and swimming at Honnemardu. These activities are good for people of all ages. Kayaking is a little different experience here as the kayaks are round and cannot travel very far. It is recommended to try out kayaking under the guidance of an experienced guide.  October to March is suited for kayaking and watersports at Shimoga.

  4. Which are the best elephant camping tours in Shimoga?

    Situated at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-Thirthahalli Road, Sakrebailu Elephant Camp is one of the best place to watch the elephants, bathe them and go on an elephant ride. One can also play  games with elephants such as football, cricket and the place is a perfect destination to visit  with friends and family. Maintained by the Karnataka forest department, the camp is situated in the vicinity of River Tunga.  On the way one can visit the popular tourism destination of Shimoga , Gajanur Dam. Besides watching the gentle giants, one can also indulge in eco-activities such as bird watching, trekking and herbal garden visit at the Elephant camp. The camp has cottages and dormitory for tourists who want to stay for a longer duration.  

  5. Which are the best rainforest exploration tours in Shimoga?

    Agumbe ,  a small village located in Shimoga is one of the best place to explore the rainforest. Sprawling across the Western Ghats beautifully, the rainforests at Agumbe  is a haven to exotic species of  mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Known as the Cherrapunji of South India, Agumbe has thick forest canopy and streams, making it a paradise for adventure lovers. There are beautiful homestays and resorts located nearby that offers exciting rainforest exploration tours within Agumbe. Kodachadri peaks is another place boasting of thick rainforest and different species of flora and fauna.

  6. What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Shimoga?

    Jog Falls, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Tyavarekoppa, Shivappanaika Palace Museum and Madhugiri Fort are some of the top tourism attractions in Shimoga. Jog Falls, is best when visited during and after the monsoon season. There are more than 40 tourist places, which can be explored by travellers while in Shimoga. The local attractions can be visited any time of the day or even in night. To experience a spiritual journey, head over to the religious attractions such as Sri Raghvendra Swamy temple, Balligavi Kedaresvaratemple and Ikkeri Aghoreshwara temple. The best season or months to visit tourism destinations are February, March, October, November and  December.

  7. Which are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Shimoga?

    Jeep trek through the muddy pathways and walk along the Kodachadri hills. As you reach the top, you can watch the flying clouds. A trip to Kodachadri is incomplete without watching the glorious sunset. One of the most romantic places in Shimoga, Kodachadri is a favourite among trekkers and couples. If this does not seem enticing, then take a boat ride along the picturesque Sharavati River and wind up  your day with the candle light dinner.  

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