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Prapancha
  • Prapancha
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"Camping in Sharavathi Backwater"

  • Posted 5 years ago
Sharavathi backwater is about 60 KM in length and about 15 KM wide !!!!. It became backwater when dam was constructed at Linganamakki of sagara taluk in Shivamogga(Shimoga) district to the river Sharavathi. This backwater has created lots of islands, it is so great to explore all these, where thick vegetation still exist and lots of wild life in it including some rare birds.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Camp Site:- Sharavathi Backwater Near Sagara in Shimoga Dsitrict
Accomdation:- Dome tents on an ISLAND in the backwater.
Food:- Food is going to be Simple Vegetarian food and it will be freshly cooked food at the camp site.

Activities & things to do: Day 1:-

* Arrive at Camp site. Freshen up and Have Breakfast
* Group Introductory session and initial briefing by the Camp leader
* Introducing everyone to water, and a small swimming/floating session.
* Transfer to Island in coracle.
* Long Swimming and floating session. Initiation to Coracle paddling.
* Have Lunch and rest for half an hour.
* Start the Islands exploration trail by Coracle.
* Return back to the camp site and have tea
* Have a camp fire and fun time at camp fire
* Have dinner and retire for the day

Day 2:-

* Wake up early in the morning. Freshen up and have tea
* A small swimming/floating session
* Introduction to Raft Paddling
* Introduction Kayaking and Individual Kayaking session.
* Have lunch
* Trek from yalakanagadde to 'Devara gudda' peak view point. Spend time on Backwater view point and climb down to Bus stand
* Travel back to Sagar and take Bus back to Bangalore
* End of session.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: contact prapancha AT gmail DOT com for more information....
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Prapancha
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"Sharavathi Backwater"

  • Posted 5 years ago
Sharavathi backwater is about 60 KM in length and about 15 KM wide !!!!. It became backwater when dam was constructed at Linganamakki of sagara taluk in Shivamogga(Shimoga) district to the river Sharavathi. This backwater has created lots of islands, it is so great to explore all these, where thick vegetation still exist and lots of wild life in it including some rare birds.


Food, sight-seeing and shopping: It is an awesome place. Staying in an unpoilt island for 2 days makes one recover from the city life blues.!!!

Activities & things to do: It is excellent with new equipments. Kayaking is is nice activity.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is in Shimoga district.
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Rohit Girotra
  • Rohit Girotra
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"Shimoga - A Paradise waiting to be discovered"

  • Posted 6 years ago
I happened to be in Shimoga to visit a friend. The sight seeing was unintentional. But it was an experience that I will not forget in a hurry. If you love places where time comes to a stop, then Shimoga is the place for you.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shimoga has something for everyone. For the pilgrims there are the temples, the bonus being Kodali - the meeting point of Rivers Tunga and Bhadra. For nature lovers, you just need to keep your eyes open - its beauty all over the place. My only suggestion - go with a lot of time on your hands.

Activities & things to do: There are a lot of places to see and experience. Come prepared with your travel plans.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to reach Shimoga is the overnight train from Bangalore. As for Stay, the only decent place to stay is Hotel Jewel Rock which is not to say much. Please refer my hotel review for more details. Some of the state highways are in dire need of repair - especially the one that leads to Kodali. The place is not tourist friendly so ensure that you have all the information that you need before you reach Shimoga. If you do not have your own mode of travel, use Autos. They charge you Rs. 20 for most destinations withing Shimoga Town. For nearby destinations like, Kodali or the Tiger safari etc its Rs. 150 - 200 for a return trip.
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