Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga
Lion Safari Shimoga

Lion Safari Shimoga

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Shimoga, Karnataka

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About the Activity

Activity LocationShimoga, Karnataka
Activity Duration2.5 to 3 Hours
Timings10:00 AM to 01:00 PM | 2.15 PM – 5.00 PM
Vehicle Type4*4 Jeep
Age LimitNo Age Limit

 About Shimoga, Karnataka:

  • Shimoga also referred to as Shivamogga is a city situated in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It serves as the district headquarters of Shimoga district and is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, rich historical legacy, and cultural heritage. 
  • Among the city's prime attractions is the Lion Safari Shimoga, which features a diverse collection of animals, birds, and reptiles from India and foreign countries, all living in meticulously crafted habitats.

 About the Lion Safari Shimoga:

  • Upon your arrival at the Shimoga Lion Safari Park, you will be greeted by our guide and driver who will be waiting with the vehicle you have booked. 
  • They will provide you with a briefing on the park's rules and regulations before you embark on your lion safari journey. 
  • Our knowledgeable guides can provide valuable insights into animal behaviour, habitat, and conservation efforts throughout the safari. 
  • The Shimoga Safari Park is home to various animals such as leopards, tigers, lions, deer, sloth bears, crocodiles, Indian jackals, and different bird species. 
  • The safari will take you through the hilly regions of the Western Ghats, where you'll witness the mesmerizing waterfalls and lush green mountains that showcase the beauty of mother nature. 
  • The Shimoga lion safari presents excellent opportunities for wildlife photography. 
  • Visitors are advised to bring suitable camera equipment and respect the animals' space while capturing memorable moments. 
  • After the safari, our guide and driver will drop you off at the park's exit gate, allowing you to continue on your journey. 

Package Option

Lion Safari - By Bus

2.5 to 3 Hours

199 per person

2.5 to 3 Hours
  • 2.5 to 3 Hours of Safari by Bus
  • Forest Guide
  • Entry to Safari
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Any Transportation Expenses

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Know before you book

  • We offer parking for both two-wheelers and four-wheelers near the safari. 
  • The premises are equipped with clean, well-maintained washrooms, and there are plenty of great dining options nearby. 
  • Additionally, we have RO water facilities available for your convenience.
  • Please help us preserve the natural habitat by avoiding littering or leaving any trash behind. 
  • During the Shimoga lion safari, kindly keep your mobile devices on silent mode or turn them off to avoid disturbing both the wildlife and your fellow visitors. 
  • Finally, for your safety and the safety of the animals, please do not attempt to feed or approach them.

Things to Carry

  • Identification Documents
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Sun Protection
  • Water and Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Frequently Asked Quetions

What is the distance between Bangalore and Shimoga?

The distance between Bangalore and Shimoga is 280 kilometres. 

Can you tell me the name of the zoo located in Shimoga?

The Tiger and Lion Safari in Tyavarekoppa, Shimoga began with three safari enclosures for lions, tigers, and herbivorous animals in an area of 27.50 hectares. The zoo and safari area has now expanded to 195.00 hectares. 

Where can lions be found in Karnataka?

Situated 10 km away from Shimoga, this open zoo allows tigers and lions to move freely in its vast expanse. Covering an area of 200 hectares, the place is well-known for its Lion and Tiger Safari which started in 1998. 

Which wildlife sanctuary is present in Shimoga district?

The division responsible for wildlife in Shimoga district manages three wildlife sanctuaries: Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary, and Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is situated in Soraba taluk. 

What kind of animals can be found in Shimoga?

The Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve in Shimoga is home to a variety of wild animals, including lions, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, deer, and many other species. 

What is Shimoga famous for?

Shimoga is a popular tourist destination in Karnataka and is known for its beautiful handicrafts, rosewood carvings, sandalwood, sarees with Kasuri work, and wooden toys made of lacquer. 

.What was the old name of Shimoga?

Shivamogga was previously known as Mandli. It is said that the name Shivamogga is related to the Hindu God Shiva. 

Which river flows through Shimoga?

The Tunga River flows through Shimoga and is the primary source of drinking water in the city.

When is the ideal time to visit Shimoga Lion Safari?

The winter season, from October to February, is the perfect time to explore the charming beauty of Shimoga. The weather during this period is extremely soothing and enhances the overall experience of the place. 

Which is the most preferable route to reach Shimoga Zoo?

We suggest taking the Tumkur route from Bangalore to Shimoga as the road conditions are excellent and will make your journey even more pleasant.