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.

Shri Sridhara Swami Ashram, Varadahalli, Shimoga

District: Shimoga Village: Varadahalli or Varadapura Religious Importance: Religious Organization Shri Sridhara Swami Ashram, located in the village of Varadahalli under Shimoga district of Karnataka, is a renowned hill shrine. It was established in the year 1954 by a saint named Shridhara Swami from Sajjanghad of Maharashtra. He established the ashram to carry on his spiritual meditation. As […]

Camping in the Lap of Nature at Kodachadri, Shimoga

Kodachadri, located in Shimoga, epitomizes the soul of the Western Ghats. Despite being one of the well-known destinations for trekking and camping, commercialization and the evils of business have not ruined the breath-taking beauty that engulfs the entire area. A photo enthusiast’s paradise Needless to say and nearly impossible to describe the mesmerizing views around […]

Chakra Dam

The Chakra Dam is constructed across the river Chakra. The dam stands in a small town called Chakra Nagar near the city of Shimoga in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The dam was built to act as a balancing reservoir and to feed water into the Linganamakki reservoir. But the dam does not have sluice […]

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary – A Hub for Nature Buffs

Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary

Mandagadde is a charming little village that lies around 300 km from Bangalore. It spans an area of 1.14 acres, and it is surrounded by dense forest and a river named Tunga. The river forms a little island, which is famous for the migratory birds sighted there. Mandagadde is a bird sanctuary in the Malenaddu […]

Tripurantaka Temple

District: Shivamogga Town: Balligave Temple: Tripurantaka temple Tripurantaka or Tripurantakesvara temple is one of the eminent temples in Balligave town of Shivamogga district, in Karnataka state. It is situated at a distance of about 346 KM away from Bangalore and 287 KM away from Mysore. Tripurantaka Temple – Overview Tripurantaka temple is an ancient temple […]

Pranaveshwara Temple

District: Shimoga Town: Talagunda Temple: Pranaveshwara temple Pranaveshwara Temple Talagunda was known as Sthanagundur and it was a place of religious learning or agrahara. This place is the earliest agrahara found in the state of Karantaka. Pranaveshwara Temple- Overview Talagunda was a place where subjects like Vedas, Vedanta, grammar and philosophy were taught under a […]

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Bhardravathi

District: Shimoga Town: Bhadravathi Temple: Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Lakshmi Narasimha Temple The Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is a temple built by the Hoysalas in Bhadravathi, which is around 20 km from Shimoga in Karantaka. The town of Bhadravathi is otherwise famous for its steel plant called as Vishveshwarya Iron and Steel Limited (VISL), it was earlier […]

Aghoresvara Temple

District: Shimoga Town: Ikkeri Temple: Aghoresvara temple Aghoresvara Temple Ikkeri was the capital of Keladi Nayakas, a dynasty founded at Keladi in 1499. The name ‘Ikkeri’ in Kannada means two streets. The Nayakas of Ikkeri ruled from 1540 to 1763. This town is located in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Aghoresvara Temple – History The temple […]

Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary

Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary is in Sagar of Shimoga District in Karnataka. It is 350 Kms from Bangalore. Located near Jog Falls, the sanctuary covers the Sharavathi Valley Region, near the western border of Karnataka. It is spread over an area of 431 Kms. The sanctuary is nourished by the Sharavathi River. Linganamakki reservoir spread over […]