Best Time to Visit Shimoga

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Best time to visit Shimoga is from October till March.

Shimoga is a beautiful town in the Indian state of Karnataka. A picturesque district with mesmerizing landscapes, waterfalls, green forests, river valleys and fields. Shimoga is the cultural capital of Karnataka which is officially renamed as Shivamogga. The city lies on the banks of Tunga River and is the gateway for the hilly region of the Western Ghats. Shimoga is also popularly nicknamed as “Gateway of Malnad”. According to history, the name is derived from “Shiva-Mukha” meaning ‘Face of Shiva’ i.e. ‘Shivana Mogu’.

The best season to visit Shimoga is the winter season i.e. from the month of October to March. The summers in Shimoga are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 20°C to 36°C during these months. Shimoga experiences monsoons between the months of July to September. Heavy rainfall is the characteristic of the region. The Month of December marks the start of winter season in Shimoga. Temperature ranges between a comfortable 25°C to 37°C. Winters last till February in Shimoga. This is one of the best seasons to visit Shimoga as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains.

The nearest airport to Shimoga is at Hubli which is at a distance of 165 Km. Other airports accessible from Shimoga are Mangalore (200 Km) and Bangalore (274 Kms). Shimoga has its own rail head and is well connected to Bangalore and Mysore by regular trains. Though connection with other cities of India is less. Shimoga is connected by NH 206 to the capital city Bangalore. Distance between the two cities is 274 km and can be covered in about 6 hrs. There are regular buses between the two cities. Shimoga can also be approached from Mangalore and Udupi. The entire route is quite picturesque.