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Karnataka >> Shimoga

Shimoga


Location
275 km from Bangalore
Temperature
34 c at Summer/ 26 c at Winter
Latitude : 13.922250    Longitude : 75.570374

Language : Kannada,Urdu,English
Located on the banks of Tunga River, the fertile land of Shimoga had been a coveted booty for most of the great kingdoms of Karnataka. The name of the city is derived from the term Shiva-Mukha, meaning Face of Shiva. Throughout its history Shimoga had played host to most of the great kingdoms of South India including the Kadambas (4th century), Rashtrakutas (8th century), Kalyani Chalukyas (9th century), Hoysalas (11th century) and the Vijayanagara rulers (15th century).
Jog Falls
Jog Falls - Highest Plunge Waterfall in India
Jog Falls created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India and the 7th deepest in the world. Located in Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. It is also called by alternative names of Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.Jog is situated at 30 kilometres (19 mi) away from Sagara, 100km from Shimoga and 399 kilometres away from Bangalore.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary - Bird Sanctuary
This is one of the few bird sanctuaries in the Malnad region of the Karnataka. Mandagadde is surrounded by dense forest. A small island is formed by the flowing river Tunga and every year, three species of migratory birds take shelter on the leafless trees found here: the median egret, the little cormorant and the darter. During the peak season in August, the total number of birds in the sanctuary is estimated at 5000.
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