Shimago is a true natural and scenic wonder. The landscape in and around this city is enriched by vast paddy fields and several waterfalls. Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum has 16th- to 18th-century stone carvings displayed on its lawns. Nearby is the huge, modern Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is home to species such as egrets and cormorants. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary shelters elephants, tigers, and panthers. Northwest of Shimoga is the powerful, towering Jog Falls.
Jog Falls also know as Gerosoppa Falls, or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India located in Sagara taluk of Karnataka.
Tunga River Backwaters
Tunga River is a river in Karnataka state, southern India. The river is born in the Western Ghats on a hill known as Varaha Parvata at a place called Gangamoola. From here, the river flows through two districts in Karnataka - Chikmagalur District and Shimoga District.
Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests in the Western Ghats in South India. It is declared as a natural heritage site by Government Karnataka. and it is the 10th highest peak of Karnataka.
Agumbe Sunset View Point
Sunset View Point rests on one of the highest peaks of the Western Ghats on the Udupi-Agumbe Road. It is ten minutes walk from Agumbe. On a fine evening, the sunset can be seen over the Arabian Sea.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is an island located near the Mandagadde village which is 30 km from the Shimoga town in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari are located in the state of Karnataka, India, with an area of 250 hectares, at a distance of about 10.0 km from Shimoga, and 275 km from Bangalore.
Stone Henge Thirthahalli
Kavishaila is a rock monument made of megalithic rocks and dedicated to Kuvempu. It is on the top of a small hill in Kuppali. Arranged in a circular fashion, the rocks have been placed to resemble the Stonehenge in England.
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is located in the Soraba taluk of Sagara Subdivision in the Indian state of Karnataka. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is located on the Banavasi Road in Gudavi of Sorab Taluk which is 16.01 km from Sorab town.
Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp
At Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp visitors can see captive elephants, along with elephant rides and bathing for an extra fee.
Rameshwara Temple Koodli
Rameshvara temple at Koodli is also spelt "Kudli" or "Kudali" and literally means "confluence" in the Shimoga district of Karnataka state is a Hoysala construction of the non-ornate variety and is dated to the 12th century.
Mattur Hosahalli Village
Hosahalli is one of twin-villages Mattur-Hosahalli, on the banks of the Tunga River in Karnataka state, southern India. It lies in an agricultural region where the main crop is the Areca nut. It is known for Sanskrit, Veda, Gamaka, and Sangeetha.
Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum
Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum is a 17th-century palace and museum showcasing ancient art, as well as King Shivappa Nayaka's clothing and weapon.
The best time to visit Shimoga is during the winter season from October to March. The summer season brings along a lot of heat and humidity. The temperature goes as high as 36°C and is best to avoid this season for a visit to Shimoga. Shimoga experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoons. It is not an ideal season to explore the place. The winter season forms the best season to visit Shimoga. The heavy rains which wash the place pre-winters add to its beauty. The weather also remains cool and pleasant during this season.