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Shimoga (Shivamogga)

Shivamogga is a district in Karnataka state. It is a large city & district headquarters of the Shivamogga District. Shimoga is officially named as “Shivamogga” in Nov 2006. Shivamogga lies on the banks of the river ‘Tunga’.

The name of the city is derived from the term “Sihimogge”, “History behind the city name due to a story that Lord Shiva drunk Tunga river water using Mogge at the city, hence the city name Shiva-mogga”. An alternative etymology is that the name is derived from the term “Sihi-Mogge”, meaning “sweet pot”.

Jog falls

Shivamogga is an important centre for high school & pre-university education in Karnataka. There are many good educational institutions including Aurobindo, DVS, NES. Shivamogga also has Medical & Engineering colleges with a good quality education.

Except all these Shivamogga is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Karnataka. It is famous for world famous “Jog falls”. There are many other tourist places in & around Shivamogga district which attracts many tourists.
Shivamogga is also called ‘Gateway of Malnad’, as the district receives high rainfall every year.

There are

  • Forts & Historic Places
  • Dams
  • Hill stations for trekking
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend gateways
  • Ancient temples & many more

Shimoga tourist places include

Balligavi, Shivappanayaka Palace, Nagara fort, Keladi, Ikkeri, Kavaledurga which are all belonged to Hoysala kingdom. There are a number of waterfalls which are pretty famous & yet beautiful.

Savehaklu dam

I must say that Shivamogga is a great weekend destination to plan for a holiday trip.
In this website, we have tried to give information about Shivamogga city in both Kannada & English languages as Kannada is the official language of Karnataka state.
If there are any changes to be made, Please feel free to leave a comment.


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