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Shivgiri – Where The Wilder Side Beckons


Shivgiri is an ideal destination for those with a yen for nature tourism. The thick, dark forests of Shivgiri are located near the Yemmedoddi village and cover the slopes of the Hoggarekangri hills in the Chikmagalur district.

Among Coffee Plantations And...Tigers?

Shivgiri is well known not just for its forests, but also for the extensive coffee plantations. The 100-year-old estate is located right at the top of the hill and its position is rather unique and it is located in the middle of a tiger reserve and it's not unusual to see the majestic beast taking a stroll around the coffee plants.

Tourist Places In And Around Shivgiri

The Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak at Shivgiri stands at an elevation of 5500 feet and has a 400-year-old Shiv temple. Other sightseeing options include the Madagadakere Lake and the Muthodi Wild Life sanctuary. The Muthodi sanctuary is nearly 65 kilometers away from Shivgiri, but is definitely worth the trip for a glimpse of the rare, endangered species of birds and animals.

The forests of Shivgiri are difficult to access during the monsoon months. At other times, it is a great place to enjoy a spot of rock climbing and trekking.

How To Reach Shivgiri

Shivgiri lies 235 kilometers from Bangalore and 215 kilometers from Hubli, which is the nearest railway station.

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How to Reach Shivgiri

  • By Road
    State and private buses for Shivgiri are available from Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore, Kollegala and other cities. KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses regularly runs buses from all these cities for the convenience of guests.
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  • By Train
    Shivgiri has its own railway station, which is connected to Hubli. Hubli Railway Station is major railhead to Shivgiri and is linked to all the major Indian cities and towns. Taxis and cabs are available here on hire basis, making it easier for tourists to travel Shivgiri.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Shivgiri is Bangalore International Airport that caters to both domestic and international tourists. It is situated at a distance of about 235 km from the destination. The airport is well connected to global destinations including European, Asian, American and Middle East countries
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