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SHIVGIRI

Shivgiri is settled to the north of Babu Budanagiri mounds in the Kadur taluk of Chikmagalur district.

At Shivgiri, tigers can be seen making their way through the rich red berries of coffee seeds. These coffee shoot can be seen from the hundreds of coffee plants that is grown around the estate. This estate is supposed to be 100 years old. This estate is situated on top of the hill. It is right in the middle of a tiger reserve in the jungles of Yemmedoddi.

As one goes along the muddy road the view of the village from the top of the hill is a feast to the eye. The path up the hill is isolated.

One can hear the birds in the forest in Shivgiri. The Yemmedoddi forests were the most favourite hunting grounds of the British. They used to hunt tigers, wild boars etc.

Shivgiri is entirely detached from the external world and that makes it one of the best tourist spot. It is a terrific place to relax, de-emphasize and stay aloof from the disorderly city life. The forest extends risky ventured in the form of trekking, rock mounting and wildlife watching.

HOW TO REACH SHIVGIRI

By Air: The nearest airport is Bangalore international airport which is nearly 235 km away from Shivgiri. Bangalore is well connected to most of the airports in India and also is connected to many important cities abroad. Tourist taxi facilities are available from Bangalore airport to Shivpuri. Tourist taxi charges about Rs 4000.

By Train: Shivgiri railway station is connected to Hubli by regular trains. Nearest major rail junction is Hubli. Hubli is well connected by rail to all major railheads in India.