is a true picture of
nature's bounty-landscapes dotted with waterfalls, swaying palms and
lush paddy fields make for picturesque locales.
almost central on the Karnataka map is the rice bowl of the State. The rivers Tungabhadra,
Sharavathi, Varada and Kumudavathi inundate the luxuriant greens of
the region.Shimoga was ruled by the great Indian dynasties of the
Kadambas, Gangas, Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Keladi and Vijaynagar
Kings. Shimoga (
Face of Shiva),
was established by the Keladi rulers. It reached its pinnacle during
the rule of Shivappa Nayaka around 1600 A.D.
ranges,part of the Western Ghats, feed the rivers round the year,
and inundate the fertile alluvial soil, this nature's blessing makes
it the bread
basket of Karnataka. The Sharavathi Hydel Project and Varahi Project provide a
substantial portion of the state's power needs.
Shimoga is more than just a tourist destination. Its rich tradition
in education, fine arts and culture remain deeply etched in its
people and place. The enchanting natural scenery of hills, hillocks
and green dales, rivers and streams, dense forests, flora &
fauna, forts, temples and historical places, sandalwood and spices,
add to this mouth-watering cuisine and touching hospitality and you
know you've got - HEAVEN ON EARTH