Bangalore to Shimoga Distance

Bangalore To Shimoga

(Shimoga To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Shimoga

Total distance 278 km
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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.


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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.
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
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:
  • A/C
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  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Water Bottle
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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
This route has:
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
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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Saranya Devanathan

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Saranya Devanathan
6/7
Posted Sep 10, 2015 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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Train name (Train no): Sbc Smet Exp (16201)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Shimoga Town
 4.00/7
This station has
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I stayed in the hotel to attend a conference. The rooms were very big. There were bed lamps with flexible tube, one can move it to any angle. The whole staff were very friendly and helpful. I stayed for 4 hours after vacating my room in the lounge. The front office staff made me comfortable...more »
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Ms savithri
4.5/7
Posted Aug 5, 2015 Aug 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
As I was reaching Shimoga from Goa, the way is very scenic and I enjoyed the driving. I covered Kemmanagudi and Mulliangiri areas. In these ares, roads are not so good.

When you travel to Kemmanagudi and Mulliangiri areas, make sure that you carry food. There are no good hotels around these areas.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Bangalore-Honavar Rd/National Highway 206
Trip Includes:  Royal Orchid Central | Shimoga
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Bangalore to Shimoga By Train (245 Km)

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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Bangalore to Shimoga By Car/Taxi (245 Km)

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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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:245 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:245 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:245 km
    • Nearest Airport:Mangalore
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Bangalore Shimoga Passenger (56917), Bangalore Shimoga Town Passenger (56227)
    • Last station:Shimoga
    • Total distance:245 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 31 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 1640
    • Awards: 10 of 69 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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