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About Shivamogga (Shimoga) District :
Shivamogga is a true picture of nature’s bounty-landscapes dotted with waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make for picturesque locales.
Shivamogga , almost central on the Karnataka map is the rice bowl of the State. The rivers Tungabhadra, Sharavathi, Varada and Kumudavathi inundate the luxuriant greens of the region.Shivamogga was ruled by the great Indian dynasties of the Kadambas, Gangas, Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Keladi and Vijaynagar Kings. Shivamogga ( Face of Shiva), was established by the Keladi rulers. It reached its pinnacle during the rule of Shivappa Nayaka around 1600 A.D.
The Sahyadri ranges,part of the Western Ghats, feed the rivers round the year, and inundate the fertile alluvial soil, this nature’s blessing makes it the bread basket of Karnataka. The Sharavathi Hydel Project and Varahi Project provide a substantial portion of the state’s power needs.
Today, Shivamogga is more than just a tourist destination. Its rich tradition in education, fine arts and culture remain deeply etched in its people and place. The enchanting natural scenery of hills, hillocks and green dales, rivers and streams, dense forests, flora & fauna, forts, temples and historical places, sandalwood and spices, add to this mouth-watering cuisine and touching hospitality and you know you’ve got – HEAVEN ON EARTH
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Tourist Places :
Jog Falls : The most thrilling spectacle in the entire western region of Karnataka are the world famous Jog Falls.
Location : It is Situated on the borders of Shivamogga and North Kanara , 100 Kms from Shivamogga city.
Whatz Special:The wondrous sight is that of river Sharavathi taking a spectacular leap into the chasm from a height of 900 feet to from the highest waterfalls in India. The river Sharavathi hurtles in 4 distinct cascades. The first of these falls is known as the ‘Raja’ – the grandest, an unbroken sheet of water, the Raja plunges into the vapor shrouded poll 900 feet below. A few 100 feet way down, with a thunderous gush, Raja is joined by ‘Roarer’. Leaping down with great speed in a series of cascades in the ‘Rocket’. And gliding away in a feminine grace ,‘Rani’. The effect is greatly heightened by the wild and beautiful region around which is covered with a wealth of luxuriant vegetation. The steps cut into rocks will lead you to the very depths of the fall and shower you with vaporous spray that bounces off these rocks.
Around Jog : There is also the splendid view of the Linganamakki dam, which is 1819 feet above sea level built across the river Sharavathi. This dam is the main feeder reservoir of the Mahatma Gandhi Hydroelectric project in Shivamogga.
Transport : The place is well connected by rail and road from Shivamogga city and number of government & private buses ply between Shivamogga and Jog Falls.
Vanake-Abbey Falls :
Most common name given to waterfalls around karnataka. Shivamogga is also proud to have one falls called abbey falls. The falls are situated 4 Kms away from Agumbe, The sunset point in Thirthahalli Taluka. The falls are surrounded by lush green trees and natural beauty
Achakanya Falls :
10 Kms from Thirthahalli on the way to Hosanagar near Aralsuruli you can find this eye catching water falls. The river Sharavathi takes a spectacular leap here to form this wonderfull falls
Hidlamane Falls :
This falls is situated near Nittur in Hosanagar Taluka. To reach the falls you have to trek the rocky hills surrounded by dense lush trees. Don’t forget to carry your food stuff
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