Top 5 Places to Visit in Shimoga

Shimoga is now known as Shivamogga and is one of the most important tourist destinations of Karnataka. Since it is the gateway of  the beautiful Western Ghats, Shimoga is also known as the ‘Gateway to Malnad’ (malnad means the region of hills). Renowned as the cultural capital of the state, Shimoga is situated on the river banks of Tunga. It is a scenic place with coconut and areca nut plantations and green paddy fields all around. There are also dense jungles, scenic waterfalls, forts and lots of flora and fauna. Here are the top main places that can be visited while in Shimoga:

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