Shimoga, now known as Shivamogga, is a city located in the Indian state of Karnataka. Shimoga was a part of the Mauryan Empire in the 3rd century. Later on, the land of Shimoga was ruled by various other dynasties like Kadamba, Rashtrakuta, Chalukya, Hoysala, and Nayak. Under the rule of Nayak dynasty, this city flourished speedily. After the independence, Shimoga was merged into the Indian union.
Shimoga is hoisted at a height of 1,867 feet above the sea level. The jagged plain of this city, beckoned by the Western Ghats, spread over an area of 70 sq. km. The River Tunga flows through Shimoga and serves as the major source of water. It has a subtropical climate. The average temperatures, during the scorching summer season, shoot up beyond 38°C. The mild winters are soothing as the average temperature falls below 14°C. Shimoga receives a sufficient amount of downpour during monsoons.
The city of Shimoga houses a large number of places of interest. The palace of Shivanappa, Tyaverkoppa Reserve, Mandaggade Bird Sanctuary, Gudde Mardi hill, and the local astir markets and cinema halls should be visited in Shimoga.