Shimoga is a district in Karnataka State.
- 2 Bhadra Reservoir — BRP (Bhadra Reservoir Project) - dam across river Bhadra with scenic back water
Shivamogga district is connected by road to state capital Bengaluru and other cities of Karnataka Mangalore , Udupi, Karwar, Sirsi, Davangere and Dharwad. KSRTC runs buses from these places to Shimoga. Also there are private buses. Shimogga is also connected by rail to Bangalore. Talaguppa near Jog falls has a railway station.
By motorbike (motorcycle) or car. Public transport by buses is confined to some places, remote areas are not connected by buses.
Gajanur dam across river Tunga near Shivamogga city and Bhadra dam across river Bhadra at Lakkavali near Bhadravati town. Linanamakki dam near Jog falls, Chakra dam, Savehaklu dam near Hulikal are the other dams in the district. There is Lion and Tiger Safari at Taverekoppa on Shimoga - Sagara road. Bhadra Tiger Reserve where jungle safari is conducted by the forest department of Karntaka. Nagara fort at Nagara near Hosanagara built by Keladi dynasty Kings. There are many ancient Jain temples (Basidi) around Humcha. Jog falls, Onake Abbi falls, Jogi gundi falls, Hidlumane falls are the few water falls which come live after rains.
Trek at Agumbe and Narasimha Parvata.
Local vegetarian rice plate.
Coffee at road side shops and restaurants.
Some portions of Western ghats lie in Shimoga district. These areas are covered with rain forests. While entering such rain forests carry water, torch/flashlight, whistle, eatables and spare clothes. These forests have wild animals like tigers, leopards, elephants, gaur (Indian bison) and venomous snakes. During the rainy season, a rain coat or umbrella is essential. Mobile network of B.S.N.L are available at many places but not within deep forests. Fill the fuel tank of your vehicles before entering forest areas. Do not swim at waterfalls.