Shimoga or Shivamogga is a city in the central part of the Karnataka state in India. Its a home of true picturistic nature’s landscapes dotted with waterfalls, swaying palms and lush paddy fields. Shimoga is well connected via Mangalore by Rail, Road and Air.
I explored this place with the company of my friend who is a native of Shimoga. We started our journey early morning for our destination through mini bus.
For the day we planned for visiting some Holy and ancient temples, forest area and waterfall in and nearby to Shimoga. We had our goal set to explore as much as possible in a single day.
Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple:
This temple is located in Sigandur which is a small village located in Sagara Taluk, Karnataka, India. The village is surrounded on three sides by backwaters of Linganamakki dam formed by Sharavathi River. There are two ferry which carry vehicles as well as people from one end of shore to other. The view around was breathtaking and it was calming and peaceful to be there before we get into the ferry.
The scenic views that I witnessed while travelling on ferry away from hustle bustle of city life will be unforgettable.
We reached at the other end in 30 minutes and from there it was walkable distance to Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple. After visiting the temple and spending some time with locals we went ahead for next destination to an ancient temple in Shimoga.
Ikkeri is well-known for its splendid temple complex. The temple was built in 15th centuary and the sculptures were made up of granite. The place was positive and calming.
After spending some peaceful relaxing time we headed forward to Jog falls which s 32 kms away.
Jog Falls also known as Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second highest plunge waterfall in India located near Sagara taluk. The falls are a major tourist attraction and is ranked 131th in the world by the waterfall database.
The waterfall view is soothing to the eye and breath taking. The nature has given us so much it could be felt only once you witness the marvel of Mother nature.
to be continued…