Bangalore to Shimoga Distance

Bangalore To Shimoga

(Shimoga To Bangalore)

Preferred Travelling Mode (Distance 278 Kms)

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Bangalore to Shimoga distance is 278 kms . Out of the 16 reviews shared by travellers, 16% prefer Bus, 16% prefer Train, 68% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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Ananth Pranesh

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Ananth Pranesh
5.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Aug 11, 2017
Mode of Transport:Car
It is a pleasurable drive as roads are in good conditions. Has lots of greenary on either side. Plenty of good hotels are available enroute like swati hotel, mayura hotel etc.
Padma canteen at beerur before railway crossing serves very tasty vegetarian snacks.
Lots of temples hoysala architecture are present like Amrutheshwara temple at Tarikere and Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Bhadravathy, which are worth visiting.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Bangalore-Honavar Rd/National Highway 206
Trip Includes:  Sakrebyle Elephant Camp | Shimoga | Keladi
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Lokesh .

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Lokesh .
7/7
Posted Jul 11, 2016 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 ... "
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Bangalore - Shimoga Rd
Trip Includes:  Green View Clarks Inn
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Vaderaj Ramarao

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Vaderaj Ramarao
5.5/7
Posted Dec 16, 2015 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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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 4 and NH13
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We went over the weekend with friends. This property is situated in the heart of the city. We booked two rooms but one room had a problem in the bathroom. The basin was leaking water onto the bathroom floor and once we notified it to the staff, our rooms were changed. The room is in itself...more »
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Atul

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Atul
5.6/7
Posted Dec 3, 2015 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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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
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  • Water Bottle
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Shridhar1 Rao

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Shridhar1 Rao
6/7
Posted Nov 30, 2015 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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Car Type:
  • Sedan
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Route Taken:Bangalore - Mangalore Hwy and Bangalore-Honavar Rd
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The rooms were quite small for a family of 4. The beds were fairly comfortable with bathrooms being just large enough. There was supply of hot water during mornings and good heaters in the room.

The service by the staff was average though some items in the menu were exceptional....more »
Trip Includes:  | Shimoga | Bhadra River Project Dam
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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.

Accommodation

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.


Travel by Train

Bangalore ––› Shimoga
By Train 245 Km
Bangalore to Shimoga by Train (245 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Shi... M T W T F S S
16201 Sbc Smet Exp Bangalore City Junction 16:30 21:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16227 Talguppa Exp Malleswaram 23:07 04:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
56227 Bangalore Shimoga Town Passenger Malleswaram 16:50 23:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
56917 Bangalore Shimoga Passenger Malleswaram 06:35 12:44 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 1960
Toyota Qualis 9 2205
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2205
Tata Indica A/C 10 2450
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 2450
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