sigandur islands Shimoga Review

sigandur islands

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Manj Unath

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  • Manj Unath
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"sigandur islands"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 20, 2010
Sigandur islands is a place 380kms from Bangalore and 100km from Shimoga and 30kms from Sagara and its a heaven for watersports and island adventure Kodachadri is near to it and Evenmupanae famous trekking spot is near it and Kollur is near it.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing is Mupanae, Jogfalls, Kodachadri and Kollur and for food and accommodation you can go to Sigandur homestay. It is run by an NGO so food is given from houses of locals which is very fresh neat and hot.

Activities & things to do: Watersports and island adventures and they conduct a activity called water safari that is from Sigandur to Kodachadri by water that is water trekking for 15kms and night stay at Kodachadri that is really magnificent.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bangalore --Sagar--Sigandur==380kms reach by 5pm or else u will not get the launch a ship to reach the island.
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Ajay Abhyankar

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  • Ajay Abhyankar
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  • Lives in Pune
  • 7 Reviews
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"Nice Place, Bad Roads"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2010
The road towards Shimoga was horrible. I left Pune-Bangaluru highway from Harihar towards Shimoga and the last 40-50 KM stretch was pathetic. I would like to discourage anybody from traveling on that road especially at night time.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Just visited Jog Falls. I think it was a wrong season to visit Jog Falls, but the road was very scenic if we ignore the bad patches in between.

Activities & things to do: Lots of destinations to visit. Unfortunately did not visit all the places.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Pune:
Start on Pune-Bangalore highway straight till Harihar, via Satara, Kolhapur, Belgaum, Hubli, Haveri. Then leave the highway and take the road straight to Shimoga.
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Sangeethakb Kb

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  • Sangeethakb Kb
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"Enchanting Shimoga"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 14, 2009
A secret hideaway from the usual tourist destinations in Karnataka. A decent time to travel would be during / just after rains. We travelled during September, still pouring all the time. A serene location that is unperturbed by the city life. A must visit if you want a good doze of much needed Oxygen!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is typical South Indian. Please ask the local rikshaw drivers for good places to eat. They will guide. Attractions ofcourse is Asia's highest water falls- Jog Falls - a must see. There are various points from where you can view the falls in different angles. Other attractions include 2 ancient temples - Ikkeri & Keladi, which can be covered after an early visit to Jog Falls. Also visit Koodli temple, where rivers Tunga & Bhadra merge. A must watch. If time permits, make a trip to Sikandur. The journey starts with a Bus ride, follwed by jhankar to cut across the river Sharavathi (jhankar=a huge carrier that carries vehicles and people) and continue by bus again.
Also available are bird sanctuaries, trekking spots, dam etc., which can be completed if time permits.

Activities & things to do: Travel as much as you can around Shimoga. The green paddy fields are an amazing sight to watch
Do not miss any of the ancient temples, they are extremely beautiful

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel from Shimoga to Sagara because most places can be covered from here.
Have an umbrella always.
The condition of roads is bad, take buses so you can travel fast and comfortably. A taxi / auto can leave with a bad back ache.
You can reach by buses / trains. Frequent trains ply between Bangalore to Shimoga Town.
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  • Raghu
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 8, 2009
The place called Mandagadde is in Shimoga.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good for relaxing.

Activities & things to do: Can go for boating. Forest department has elephants.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By bus. Don't know about train facilities.
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  • Prapancha
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"Camping in Sharavathi Backwater"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2008
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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