Shimoga, as discussed earlier, is a very Holistic tourist destination. There are a lot of attractions in Shimoga. Even around Shimoga, you can see a lot of places like to Jog Falls, Kemmanagudi, Agumbe and even Mangalore. Why these places could be clubbed along with the Shimoga tour packages, here are the things that you can do right in Shimoga.
Trekking at Kodachadri
Shimoga has a perfect treat to offer to trekking enthusiasts. With Western Ghats quite in its vicinity, this kodachadri peak is definitely a traxxas Paradise. This is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka, and is blessed with an abundance of green canopies that give you a great experience, both visually and aurally. There is no way you are going to miss out on the trickling waterfalls, the green carpet of Meadows, and of course, the sound of birds singing to enthrall you with their melodies. And, any place like this would definitely offer you a great view of the sunrise and the sunset point with these kind of views, it is surely a great idea for you to go on a trek either early in the morning, or if you go late, it is a great idea to stay until late in the evening. It is never a good idea to miss out on The Spectacular sunrise and sunset view.
The waterfalls of Shimoga
The entire stretch of the Western Ghats is blessed with a lot of picturesque waterfalls, and Shimoga has an extra favour from God in this respect. Jog Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in India is situated close to Shimoga. On a perfect Shimoga tour package, Jog Falls is the main attraction. It is the second highest plunge waterfall in India, with the water falling down at about 253 metres. The Jog Falls is created by the river Sharavathi, and is probably it's only claim to Fame on its entire Run. The waterfall can take two different avatars at two different Seasons. In the monsoon, the plunge is vigorous and is a full floor. In the other Times Of The Year, the Jog Falls gaskets as four distinct sections known as Raja Rani, rocket and the Roarer.
You can reach the Jog Falls only by taking a Jeep or an SUV to reach the spot from where you will have to take to a considerable distance. The view, even if it lasts for a second, will make you forget all the tiredness of the off roading and the tracking!
Water sports at Honnemaradu
If adrenaline is your principal hormone, then Honnemaradu is the place that you should look for in your Shimoga tour package. It is situated in the backwaters of The Sharavathi River, and it would not be as important as it is if not for the amazing water sport adventure activities and camping. There are a lot of adventure activities that you can do at Honnemaradu. The list is quite exhaustive and is including but not limited to trekking camping, windsurfing, water riding, kayaking, canoeing and a lot of other activities. What makes this place even more special is that the attractions are not bound by age. As we all know it, there is no age that limits your thirst for adventure!