Shimoga district in Karnataka is famous not just for the exquisite beauty of nature, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries, but also for places with historical significance. One such place of attraction is Shivappanaika Palace cum Museum. The history of the palace dates back to the 16th century. The palace was completely constructed out of rose wood by Keladi King Shivappa Nayaka.
Archaeology department of Karnataka is now administering this palace. There is also a museum in this building which reflects the rich history and heritage of Keladi Kingdom. You can see an interesting collection of antiques, stone carvings, inscriptions and sculptures in the Shivappanaika museum. The Palace is located on the banks of the Tunga River.
As the palace is in the center of Shimoga city, road transportation is obviously the most convenient and quickest means of transport. There are local bus services available in plenty to the palace. You can even reach Shivappanaika palace by taxis and auto rickshaws from anywhere in the Shimoga city within minutes.