About Shimoga district:

Shimoga is a district in Karnataka state, India. The total area of the district is 8,495 sq.km. According to recent census the total population of the district is 1755512 living in houses, among them male population is 879817 and female population is 875695. Sex ratio of the district is 998 females per 1000 males, and literacy rate is 80.45%.

Shimoga district vehicle registration code is KA 14. Regional Transport Office (RTO) located in Shivamogga.


Electricity Tariff Slabs and Rates:

  • 1 to 30 units = Rs.3.0 per unit
  • 31 to 100 units = Rs.4.40 per unit
  • 101 to 200 units = Rs.5.90 per unit
  • 201 and above units = Rs.6.90 per unit
Important Festivals of the district:

Yugadi, Dussehra, Makara Snakranthi, Karaga, Hampi Festival, Hoysala Mahotsava, Vairamudi, Tula Sankramana, Diwali, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharrum, Eid-ul-Fitr are the major festivals celebrated in Shimoga district.

Shimoga Cuisine:

Ajethna, Akki rotti, Basundi, Benne dose, Bisi Bele Bath, Bombay rava, Bonda, Byadagi chilli, Chapati, Chiroti, Chitranna, Churmuri, Dalithoy, Dharwad pedha, Dosa, Enne gai, Jhunka, Jolada rotti, Karadantu, Kori rotti, Kosambari, Maddur vada, Mangalore bajji, Mangalorean Bangude Masala, Mitra Samaja, Mysore pak, Narsobawadi Basundi, Neer dosa, Oondees, Papadum, Ragi mudde, Ragi rotti, Rasam, Rava dosa, Rava idli, Surnoli, Thumbuli, Upma, Upsaaru, Uttapam, Vada are few of the many varieties of Shimoga.

Top tourist places in Shimoga:

Places of interest in Shimoga:

Jog Falls, Kodachadri, Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Kundadri, Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga, Sharavati River, Keladi, Bhadra River Project Dam, Gajanur Dam, Kavaledurga, Shivappanaika Palace Museum, Hingaara Nature Stay, Linganamakki Dam, Kudajadri Hills, Nagara Fort, Dabbe Falls, Mattur Lake, Jewel Rock, Tunga Anicut Dam are the major tourist attractions of the district.

Agriculture:

Rice, Ragi, Jowar, Maize, Pulses, Oilseeds, Cashews, coconut, arecanut, cardamom, chillies, cotton, sugarcane and tobacco are the major crops that are cultivated mostly in the area.

Railway Stations in Shimoga district:

  • Adderi
  • Anandapuram
  • Arasalu
  • Balegundi
  • Bhadravati
  • Shimoga Bidare
  • Harnahalli
  • Kanale
  • Kumsi
  • Masarahalli
  • Nittur
  • Sagar Jambagaru
  • Shimoga
  • Shimoga Town
  • Talguppa

Insurance Companies in Shimoga:

Lawyers (Advocates) in Shimoga:

Blood banks in Shimoga:

  • Mc.Gann Hospital Blood Bank ,Shimoga
  • Visl Hospital Blood Bank ,Bhadravati
  • Shimoga Mid Town Rotary Charity Foundation ,Opposite Usha Nursing Home, 100 Ft.RoadShimoga
  • Jeevadhara Blood Bank , 17, Meena Nursing Home, Madhava Nagar Shimoga

Trading companies in Shimoga:

Hotels in Shimoga:

  • Royal Orchid Central,B.H. Road, Opposite Vinayak theatre, Near Shimoga Bus Stand, Kalyan Mandir Rd, Gandhi Bazar, KR Puram, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577201
  • Jewel Rock Hotel,Durgigudi, JPN ROAD, Mission Compound Mission Compound, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577201
  • Hotel Jai Maata Grandeur,Bangalore-Shimoga Rd, Vidya Nagar, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577203
  • Hotel Surya Comforts,3rd Parallel Road, Durgigudi, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577202
  • Mathura Residency Hotel ,Mathura Arcade, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577201
  • Hotel Navaratna International,Savarline Road, Opposite Manasa Hospital, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577202
  • Hotel Ashoka Grand,Sagar Road, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577201
  • Hotel Bright,Bangalore - Honavar Rd, Vidyanagar, Gandhi Bazar, KR Puram, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577201

Theatres in Shimoga district:

  • Sri Vageesh Digital Cinema - Vageesh Cinema Road, Old Town, Indira Nagar, Bhadravati
  • Venkateshwara And Netravathi Theatre - CN Road, Bovi Colony , Bhadravati - 577303

Demographics:

Taluka in the district and their information is given below.

Tehsil Population Male Female
Bhadravati 188744 94864 93880
Hosanagara 112381 55670 56711
Sagar 140922 69798 71124
Shikarpur 185350 93949 91401
Shimoga 184674 93244 91430
Shimoga 184674 93244 91430
Sorab 189477 95507 93970
Tirthahalli 127478 62789 64689
Banks and their branches:
Sno. Bank Name No. of branches
1 Allahabad Bank 1
2 Andhra Bank 1
3 Axis Bank 4
4 Bank Of Baroda 3
5 Bank Of India 2
6 Canara Bank 63
7 Central Bank Of India 1
8 Corporation Bank 18
9 Dena Bank 1
10 Federal Bank 1
11 HDFC Bank 6
12 ICICI Bank Limited 2
13 IDBI Bank 1
14 Indian Bank 3
15 Indian Overseas Bank 7
16 Indusind Bank 2
17 ING Vysya Bank 5
18 Karnataka Bank Limited 20
19 Karur Vysya Bank 1
20 Laxmi Vilas Bank 1
21 Oriental Bank Of Commerce 1
22 Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank 43
23 Punjab And Maharshtra Cooperative Bank 1
24 South Indian Bank 2
25 State Bank Of Hyderabad 1
26 State Bank Of India 13
27 State Bank Of Mysore 38
28 Syndicate Bank 20
29 The Karanataka State Cooperative Apex Bank Limited 1
30 The Shamrao Vithal Cooperative Bank 3
31 UCO Bank 1
32 Union Bank Of India 1
33 United Bank Of India 1
34 Vijaya Bank 10