Shimoga now known as Shivamogga and its beautiful Malanad (male nadu means land of the hills) region is vividly captured in writer Kuvempu’s Novel Kanooru Subbamma Heggadithi.
Also, known as Shivamogga, it is located on the banks of the River Tunga. The city surrounded by lush greenery.
It was ruled by Mauryas, Kadambas, Chalukyas, Gangas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas, and Vijayanagar rulers. It was Keladi Nayaka who got the city its due during the 16th century and Shivappa Nayaka took the city to another level. Later till the independence of India, it was ruled by the Mysore kings.
There are many educational institutions in Shimoga.
Yakshagana, the traditional dance drama is popular in this region.
Bhadravathi and Shimoga are known as twin cities and they are being rapidly developed. Many industries open job opportunities to people of Shimoga.
Shivappa Nayaka’s palace
Kote Seetharamanjaneya temple
Gajanur dam lies 15 km to the southwest
Koodli lies 15 km away
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari lies 12 km
Sakkare Bayalu, elephant training camp 2 km away from Gajanur Dam on the way to Thirthahalli.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
Guddekal has Subrahmanya Temple near Tunga River on Holehonnur Road.
Gudde Mardi (Hill)
Ragi Gudda (Hill)