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 town and the headquarters of Siddapura taluk in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Siddapur is nestled among the Western Ghats. Agriculture and chiefly areca nut cultivation is the primary occupation of the people in this town. Numerous performance of the classical dance drama Yakshagana is held in this town as it is very popular here.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Siddapura. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Gangotri that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual festivals like Sankranthi,Ugadi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Basaveshwar Jatra (Feb) and Shanishwar Jatra held in March are popular across the region
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Kondli Sri Marikamba Temple and Hanuman Temple Bedkani (5kms), Bedkani jamia masjid (.5km) and Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1km) are well-known places of worship in Siddapur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli
The nearest Railway Station is at Talaguppa
Siddapur 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 and Sea Bird Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.