Shimoga also known as Shivamogga in Kannada is a beautiful city, blessed with rich natural beauty. Located in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka, the city serves as a gateway for the Western Ghat region and is as such lovingly referred to as the ‘Capital of Malnad’ and also the 'Gateway of Malnad'. The plush locales of Shimoga offer the perfect destination to kick back and relax and indulge in such activities like nature photography, trek, hike, etc. Besides these activities there’s not much to see and do in the city itself but, there are plenty of enchanting attractions located in close proximity of the city like the Jog Falls, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary and much more.
Shimoga is a well connected city, with the efficient state and private bus services offering extensive connectivity to various cities, towns and villages. Few of the popular bus routes to and from Shimoga include Shimoga to Bangalore
, Shimoga to Hyderabad
, Mangalore to Shimoga, Mumbai to Shimoga and Mysore to Shimoga among others. For bus bookings from Shimoga varied websites have come up like redBus.in that has brought great convenience and authenticity to online ticket booking services. A wide choice of buses of varied classes are also offered ranging from AC Volvo buses to Non AC Seater bus, to suit varied tastes and preferences of travellers.
Shimoga is a pretty city, perfect for a quiet getaway. However, tourists looking to explore, have fun and enjoy can head to the numerous little destinations located in close proximity of the city for an exciting weekend getaway. Some of the popular weekend getaways of Shimoga include Jog Falls (101km), Lion and Tiger Safari (11 km), Agu