A city in Shivamogga District in central Karnataka, Shimoga (Shivamogga in Kannada), situated on the banks of the Tunga River is considered "Rice Bowl" of the State. Dotted with paddy fields, arecanut and coconut groves, Shimoga’s location makes it gateway to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats, hence the city is popularly known as "Capital of Malnad". Waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields make this city one of the most picturesque locations in the state.
Budget Hotels in Shimoga
Shimoga has a wide variety of accommodation options near the bus stand. Some of them are Royal Orchid Central (Tariif-Rs. 2,308), Surya Comforts (2kms from Bus Stand Tariff-Rs. 539) and Hotel Navaratna International (Tariif-Rs. 400).
Kannada is the Local Language here.
Events in Shimoga
Other annual religious festivals, the Marikamba festival is celebrated in Sagar every year and also the Fireflies Festival of Sacred Music.
Places to See in Shimoga
There are great many places near Ssimoga that attracts tourists. The places reasonably close to the bus stand include Shivappa Nayaka Palace (1kms), Gajanur dam (15 kms) and Koodli (15 kms) is the place where the Tungaa and Bhadraa rivers meet.
How to Get There
While Mangalore (180 km) is the nearest airport in the city, Shimoga Airport (Opening Dec 2013) is currently under construction in Sogane (6kms)
Shimoga has its own railway station.
Shimoga Bus Terminal connects the city to other neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like SRE Travels, Varalakshmi Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from Shimoga. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.
A panchayat town in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Mulki was earlier known as Moolikapur. Located on the banks of the Shambhavi River, the town is well-connected to neighbouring regions. The National highway 17 (Now NH 66) passes through the heart of Mulki town. The townsfolk are known for their skilled craft and they mostly thrive on agriculture and fishing.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Mulki. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Adhidhan and Punaroor Tourist Home that offers rooms from Rs.900 onwards.
All annual festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Immaculate Conception Church,Noor Masjid, Shafi Jumma Masjid and Sri Venkataramana Temple are all located within 2kms of the town bus stand.
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport which is 22km from Mulki is the nearest airport to this place.
Mulki has its own Railway Station
The MulkiBus Stand has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Sugama Tourists, Seabird Tourists and Ideal Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Log on to Ticketgoose.com and get a cheap bus ticket.