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Shimoga , Karnataka

Lying on the banks of the Tuga River, Shimoga is one of the most famous districts in Karnataka. The Shimoga town is the headquarters and it is a place that has a very long history that will truly stun you. This is the place that formed the southern tip of the empire of King Ashoka and later on it was conquered by many other dynasties which included the Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar empire. Shimoga is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. This can be attributed to the unique dance form that is so very prevalent in this region. This is called Yakshagana which is actually a dance drama and today it is performed in many places in the country. This place is also commonly known as the rice bowl of Karnataka as it produces the most amount of rice in this region. "Kuvempu Rangamandira" and "Karnataka Sangha" are the major platforms for cultural activities and somehow cultural activities is the very essence of the society of Shimoga. There are some very beautiful hill stations that are nestles in the Western Ghats which dominate this place. Agumbe and Kodachadri are the two places that are definitely to be visited as they are two of the most beautiful hill stations near Shimoga. The Jog falls, the tallest waterfall in the country is also located very close to Shimoga and a sight that you will remember forever. This is a place that is synonymous with beauty and this is what comes through about Shimoga, every time you visit it.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 18.0°C /65.0°F 58 mm 1894feet 474105.0 /km2 Jan,Mar,Jun-Dec Coming Soon



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