It is very important to have an airport to connect the country to any state. If the state you want to go to has an airport, then anyone can reach it within no time. That's why from time to time new airports are inaugurated in every corner of the country.

The South-Indian state of Karnataka is also ready for a new airport. Yes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Shivamogga airport on Monday i.e. 27 February and handed it over to the state.

Want to know about Shivamogga Airport in Karnataka and want to explore some of the best places nearby then you must read this article.

About Shivamogga Airport

Before getting into the best places to visit around Shivamogga/Shimoga Airport, let us know about the airport itself. According to reports, this airport has been built in the shape of a lotus flower.

It is being told that about Rs 450 crore has been spent on the construction of this excellent airport. About 300 passengers can sit here per hour. It is reported that the runway present here is about 32 thousand meters long and is the second largest runway after Bangalore airport. Apart from this, Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 can land here.

Places to visit around Shivamogga Airport

The state of Karnataka in South India is one such place which has one of the best places to visit. In such a situation, if you are going to land at Shivamogga airport in the coming days and want to roam around, then we are going to tell you about some amazing places. Let's know.

Jog Falls

If we talk about some of the best places around the airport, then Jog Falls will be named. When water falls on the ground from a hill about 250 feet high, one just wants to see the sight.

It is said that this waterfall present in Shivamogga is made up of four small and big falls and when it falls in Shivamogga, the mind gets fascinated. Whoever reaches Shivamogga / Shimoga, first of all, reaches this place to visit. Let us tell you that Jog Falls is about 100 km from Shivamogga Airport.

Gudavi birds sanctuary

The Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, situated at a distance of about 103 km from Shivamogga / Shimoga airport, is also a very beautiful place to visit. Spread over an area of ​​about 0.73 square kilometres, this Bird Sanctuary is also considered to be home to many extinct birds.

Bird Century is not only home to birds but also the lush green forest and the lake surrounding it are quite famous. In a way, it is no less than a paradise for nature lovers. One can probably get a taxi or cab from the airport to go here.


Agumbe in the vicinity of Shivamogga / Shimoga Airport is one such place, also known as Cherrapunji in South India. Yes, it is said that it rains the most; hence it is also famous as Cherrapunji.

Lush green forests, high mountains and coconut trees add to the beauty of this place. Agumbe forest is known for many extinct animals and plants. Let us tell you that it is about 95 Km away from Shivamogga / Shimoga airport.

Other places to Visit around Shivamogga Airport

Jog Falls, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary and Agumbe are some of the best places to visit around Shivamogga Airport that you can explore. Honnemaradu, Ballegavi at a distance of 74 km, and Kuppalli at a distance of about 64 km are also some of the best places to visit.