Shivamogga is known as cultural capital of Karnataka. According to history the name is derived from ‘Shiva-Mukha’ – Face of Shiva , ‘Shivana-Mogu’ – Nose of Shiva, ‘Shivana-Mogge’ – Buds of flowers meant for Lord Shiva. Learn more about Shimoga here.

Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Shimoga

Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Shimoga. Photographer Soumyakant Padhi

The Sakrebailu Elephant Camp is a forest camp for captive elephants in Karnataka. Situated at a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-Thirthahalli Road, it is considered to be the best camp for training elephants in the state. The camp is maintained by the Karnataka Forest Department. The Sakrebailu Elephant Camp attracts wildlife […]

Jog Falls

Jog Falls. Image courtesy Sateesh Mane

Jog Falls is situated on the borders of Shimoga and North Kanara, 100 Kms from Shimoga city. The Western Ghats gives rise to the Sharavati river that plunges from a height of 829 feet in four magnificent cascades namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. Jog falls, being the tallest waterfalls in India is situated in […]

Gajanur Dam, Shimoga

Gajanur Dam, Shimoga

Located 12 kilometers from Shimoga, popularly known as ‘The gateway of Malnad’, is a small village- Gajanur. This small town is enthroned with River Tunga’s presence and is home of many beautiful birds. Gajanur Dam is built across the River Tunga and is one of the scenic picnic spots for the tourists. Surrounded by lush […]

Dabbe Falls, Shimoga – An Unforgettable Sight

Dabbe Falls, Shimoga

Karnataka is a land blessed with a number of waterfalls. Among them the Dabbe Falls of Shimoga is known for its beauty and serenity. The waterfall is situated near Hosagadde village under Sagar taluk in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Dabbe falls are naturally cascading falls that offer an enchanting view to visitors. Being a […]

Kavaledurga Fort, Shimoga – A Slice of Forgotten History amidst the Western Ghats

Kavaledurga Fort, Shimoga

The ideal epithet to describe the Kavaledurga fort is as a slice of forgotten history amidst the Western Ghats. It is one of the lesser visited historical monuments in the state, though in recent years archaeologists have been trying to restore some of the ancient structures within the remaining fortifications. Kavaledurga Fort – the marvellous […]