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Attractions in Shimoga

AgumbeAgumbe, Karnataka, India

A settlement nestled in the thickly forested Malenadu region of the Western Ghats mountain range. Owing to its high rainfall, it is referred to as "The Cherrarapunji of the south". Agumbe is associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking, and photography. There is also a sanctuary for King Cobra here.

Barkana fallsBarkana falls, Agumbe, Karnataka 577411

One of the ten highest waterfalls in India. Formed by River Seetha River, the waterfall offers most amazing views during the rainy season.

Bhadra DamLakkavalli Dam, Vadiyuru, Karnataka 577115, India

Bhadra dam a  wildlife sanctuary and tourist destination which is located on Bhadra river, a tributary of Thungabadra river

Dabbe FallsKunjuvalli, Kanapagaru, Karnataka 581384, India

Nestled within the lush green folds of Saravathi wildlife sanctuary, it is a storied waterfall reachable through picturesque trails.

Gudavi Bird SanctuaryUnnamed Road,, Gudavi, Karnataka 577429, India

217 diffrent rare species fo birds belonging to 48 families are found at this place.

Hidlumane WaterfallsKodachadri road,Hosanagara, Kattinahole, Karnataka 577452, India

Accessed by hiking, this is a series of six cascading waterfalls hidden from one other. The trek from the first fall to the 6th fall includes steeper trek that runs through forest, water, and rocks.

Jog FallsJog Falls, Karnataka

Created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 meters (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 meters (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

Kodachadri HillKodachadri Hill, Karnataka 577452

13th highest peak of Karnataka state. Surrounded by dense forests and breathtaking views, it is a major attraction for hikers. At the top of the peak stands a stone-built temple dedicated to Adi Shankara.

Kundadri HillsKundadri Ghat, Kundadri, Karnataka 577424, India

A mountain peak crowning dense forests. There is a Jain Temple at the top of the mountain, and two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of this temple provided water to earlier sages.

Linganamakki ReservoirLinganamakki Reservoir, Karnataka

Spread across the river Sharavathi, it is one of the major dams of Karnataka with a length of 2.4 kilometers. Connected by canals, the reservoir gets it's water from nearby Chakra and Savahaklu reservoirs and from rainfall in the region.

Mandagadde Bird SanctuaryNational Highway 13, Mandagadde, Karnataka 577220, India

One of the 20 important sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is situated on an island that spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and river Tunga. Over 5,000 birds here during the peak season from July to September, boating can be taken for closer viewing of the nesting birds.

Onake Abbi FallsSH1, Agumbe, Karnataka 576112, India

Towering waterfall dropping from a high rock cliff. Hike for about 1.5 hours to reach the falls. Water drops from over 200 feet into a pool.

Sharavati Valley Wildlife SanctuaryAralagodu To Kanchikai Temple Road, Halethota, Karnataka 577421, India

Spread over an area of 431.23 km2, it has dense evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. The sanctuary is a refuge of the endangered lion-tailed macaque.

Shivappa Nayaka PalaceShivappa Nayaka Palace, SPM Rd, KR Puram, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577202, India

A Government museum, a protected monument, historically important place named after the 17th century King Shivappa Nayaka of Keladi Nayaka dynasty

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