Shimoga has very interesting landscape interspersed with historic monuments. There is a temple at Badravathi in Shimoga. The presiding deity of this temple is the Lord Lakshminarayana. It was constructed following the Hoysala architecture. There are also large numbers of industries in the Shimoga city. This city is well known for its ivory and sandalwood industries. These articles of the city attract lots of tourists. The visitors can enter the factories filled with the exotic sandalwood fragrance and those suffused with the coveted ivory.
Shimoga attracts lots of visitors with diverse interests, with its architectural temples and wonderful industries. It is also an enchanting picnic spot. The Jog Falls here stands out as the highest waterfalls of the Nation. The Mahatma Gandhi Hydro-Electric Power Station is also a worth visiting place here.