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8 Forests to explore in Shimoga

Shimoga

Home for the tallest waterfall in Asia

Barkana falls
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 Dam
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 Falls
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.

Hidlumane Waterfalls
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.

Kodachadri Hill
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 Hills
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.

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
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.

Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
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.

Map of Forests to explore in Shimoga