Bangalore to Shimoga

Travelling from Bangalore to Shimoga-

By Bus – The Bangalore to Shimoga bus is an ideal way to travel between the two cities. The approximate Bangalore to Shimoga distance is about 310 km. Travel to Shimoga from Bangalore with ease, by taking a bus.

By Train – Wondering how to reach Shimoga from Pondicherry? The Bangalore to Shimoga train is the Bangalore –Shimoga express that travels daily to and from both cities.  

By Flight – Bangalore to Shimoga flights are not direct ones. The closest airport to Shimoga is in Mangalore, and one can take a cab from the Mangalore airport to the Shimoga city in approximately 4 hours. There are no cheap flights from Bangalore to Shimoga, since Shimoga does not have an airport.

By Cab/Car –You can hire a cab or book a Zoom car and drive to Shimoga via NH 4 and NH 13 it will take you about 5 hours and 10 minutes. Bangalore to Shimoga by car is an easy way to travel, as the journey is not an arduous one. Bangalore to Shimoga by road is a journey that can be easily taken by families and couples alike.

Shimoga – The Cultural Capital of Karnataka

Things to do

For sightseeing in Shimoga, here are a number of waterfalls in Shimoga the biggest of which is Jog Falls. Take a tiger and lion safari or visit the elephant camp. Go on a trek since the western region of Shimoga is hilly covered with dense forests. Visit the town of Heggodu dedicated to films, literature, art and drama. Visit India’s 2nd tallest church of Sacred Heart Cathedral Church or visit one of the older temples Keladi. Shimoga is draped with the beauty of nature and is known across the country for it. Jog Falls, highest waterfall in Karnataka and the second highest in India is found in Shimoga. These waterfalls have been created by the River Saravathi.


There a number of budget hotels available in Shimoga like guest houses and cottages. The Royal Orchid Central is one of the best hotels in Shimoga. Hotels in Shimoga are aplenty, with several budget as well as high end options to choose from. With a peaceful environment and various cultural activities that take place in this city, Shimoga is definitely a must visit town.

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Lokesh .

Lokesh, Bangalore,
2 Reviews

Renaissance Trip to Shimoga & Malnad Round Trip.

Jul 11, 2016
Mode of Transport: Taxi

Super & Adventurous ..
1. Beautiful city, huge scope of growth in terms of business real estate, calm and peace ful. Wide roads, best educational institutions, so on. Hats of to Dr. Yediyurappa for developing the city. "
2. Climate is the best part of this travel along with cozy hotels. Winter is the perfect time for journey with good views of fog covered hill tops during mornings. Anyone with love for nature will ... "
3. Is the capital of Malnad. The weather is awesome and best for all type of people There are many hidden tourist spots. If you want to know about those places you have to enquire local people. If ... "

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
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    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • Bangalore - Shimoga Rd
Vaderaj Ramarao

Vaderaj, Bangalore,
33 Reviews | 1 View

Decent drive

Dec 16, 2015
Mode of Transport: Car

We left bangalore by 8am and stopped at the VRL restaurant after tumkur after missing the sign board of Pavithra Hotel at Kyatsandra before tumkur. The breakfast was nice and the place was clean with clean toilets. Till chitradurga the drive was a breeze as we were on NH4. After Chitradurga town we took the road turning left from the tank bund i.e NH13 and headed towards shimoga. Apart from a few deviations due to road construction work the road way better than the other road (Shimoga-Arsikere-Bangalore road). We reached in time for lunch at our hotel.

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    • SUV
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    • Petrol pumps
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    • National Highway 4 and NH13

Atul, Bangalore,
4 Reviews | 1 View

A comfortable journey

Dec 3, 2015
Mode of Transport: Bus

Ksrtc a/c bus service from Bangalore to Shimoga. For breakfast & lunch the bus stops at decent hotel/restaurant. Bus service is good & maintains time. Comfortable journey. It's a pleasure to drive if you like the 2-lanes. Else take the 4-lane till Chitradurga followed by not so good roads till Shimoga. Shimoga tiger & Lion safari must see.

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Shridhar1 Rao

Shridhar1, Bengalooru,
7 Reviews

Awesome journey with good sightseeing on the way

Nov 30, 2015
Mode of Transport: Car

The Bangalore Mangalore highway is the best route as it has fairly less traffic. I had my own car and the overall journey costed Rs 4000 for fuel. The route had fairly good trees and the journey was painless to the eyes.

There are a few temples on the way though not big or famous. There is also a dam on the way. Carry lots of water as there are not good restaurants on the way and also carry reserve fuel just in case.

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    • Sedan
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    • Bangalore - Mangalore Hwy and Bangalore-Honavar Rd
Saranya Devanathan

Saranya, Bangalore,
261 Reviews | 2 Views

It was pleasant seeing the crops

Sep 10, 2015
Mode of Transport: Train

I planned a day journey to enjoy the post monsoon crops on the way. I booked a window seat in non-AC compartment so that the window is open to experience the gentle breeze.

Only Rs. 65 for senior citizen female.

I wondered the magnificence of world trade center near Yeshwanthpur itself.

Then the coconut, date, arecanut trees all the way from Tumkur to Tiptur. Especially the arecanut trees look like a cobweb removing stick.

Near Bhadravathi, the MPL factory and flame from the chimney can be seen for quite some distance. I was told that the factory plants as many trees as use for making paper.

Definitely I enjoyed the small lakes with some birds and the beautiful sunset.

All sorts of local snacks were sold. There is a TV with cartoons, ads and song sequence. It felt like a muted TV because there was so much noise in the compartment.

Somehow 2 beggars also got entry - not troublesome.

Unlike other junctions, Shimoga junction is a small station. One should get down at Shimoga Town to get autos and taxis.

Very convenient train after lunch get in and get down by dinner time. Enjoy the snacks sold in the compartment though there is no pantry car.

The train was in time. The train arrives at platform 10 which is the back of city station. Since it is intercity one has to choose the bogie which goes to Shimoga and get in.

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