Declared as a wildlife sanctuary, Sharavathi Valley is a true testimony to the tagline of Karnataka tourism-One State Many Worlds. The name Sharavthi is derived from its river’s place of Origin. Sharavathi river valley is nestled in the central western ghats, Shimoga district. The Sanctuary is filled with waterfalls, Dense Deciduous forests, fauna and unmatching landscapes and many more. Sharavathi river serves as a primary source of freshwater to the surrounding district. The sanctuary spans a little above 400 sq km and offers best views in and around Karnataka. The river itself and the region around it are rich in biodiversity and are home to many rarely found species of flora and fauna.




Things to do in Sharavathi Valley

If you are thinking what to do in Sharavathi Valley, let us tell you it is a wonderful place with lots of activities to do. Here is the list of best things to do in Sharavathi Valley that will gave you an amazing experience of staying there.

  • Trekking
  • Rafting
  • Camping
  • Interacting with the locals
  • Cycling in Villages

Things to carry in Sharavathi Valley

  • Trolly Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Torch
  • Self cutlery
  • Toiletries
  • Pair of trekking Shoes
  • Power bank
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat

Tips for visiting Sharavathi Valley

  • Never compromise on your safety.
  • Remember, there is no shame in stopping for a break. Especially when you are riding in groups seasonal riders tend to ride faster and with fewer break in between.
  • When you are felling tired and drowsy stop the bike get off and relax for few minutes , have some water stretch for a minute and then continue your journey.
  • To avoid drowsiness pop a chewing gum while riding.
  • You can stop at a roadside tea shop for having refreshment would help.

Places to visit in Sharavathi Valley

1.Jog Falls View Point

It is a second highest plunge waterfall in India. Jog Falls is the combination of four individual streams called lovingly as ‘Raja’, ‘Rani’ , ‘Roarer’ and ‘Rocket’. Raja falls is the tallest and grandest, Rani was the smaller one, Roarer is the loudest and the fourth ‘Rocket’ has uncanny resemblance to an actual rocket, wide at the bottom and tapering at the top.


Jog Falls View Point



Varadamoola is situated in the western ghats of Karnataka 6 km from Sagara. It is said that River Varada originates from this place and hence the name Varadamoola. This place is also known as Theertha grama. The river is the main source of drinking water for the people lining on the banks and dams have been constructed along the river’s course to provide water for domestic purposes and irrigation during the summer season.




3.Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary

Mookambika wildlife sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary situated in the southern state of Karnataka in India. The name Mookambika derives from the presiding deity “ Goddess Mookambika ”    of the popular Kollur Mookambika Temple. The Mookambika sanctuary spans over 370.37 sq km and is thick with evergreen, semi evergreen and    moist deciduous forests of the western Ghats.


Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary



4.Linganamakki Dam

Linganamakki Dam is located in the Kargal village of Sagara taluk. The dam was constructed by Karnataka State Government in 1964 with the initial purpose of providing irrigation facilities in the area. Another water support of Linganamakki dam is Chakra and Savahaklu water reservoirs, which are linked to the dam through a canal. The dam has length of 2.74 km stretching across the Sharavathi river.


Linganamakki Dam


Honnemaradu is a well-known tourist place situated on the back water of River Sharavathi in India. The name Honnemaradu is derived from the Honne tree. The meaning of Honnemaradu is Golden Lake. This small village has very few people, and the only attraction is the water sports done at the Honnemaradu lake. It is a very famous travel destination for adventure and as well as nature lovers. The only bad thing is that there are not many facilities one can avail while in Honnemararadu.





Places to Stay in Sharavathi Valley

Welcom heritage EraRs 19,790
Heritage Resort CoorgRs 12,625
Hotel DwaraRs 1,568
VasathiRs 2,719
RNS OneRs 1,934
SLR ResidencyRs 2,170
Bhramari NestRs 2,240
Hotel AkshayadharaRs 2,651
The IbniiRs 20,130
Copperhill VillaRs 5,459


Places to eat in Sharavathi Valley

  1. Sharavathi Fish Point
  2. Swathi Hotel
  3. Shiva Valley Dhaba
  4. Hotel Sharavathi Bar & Restaurant
  5. Hotel Sharavathi
  6. Green Park River view Restaurant
  7. Shanti Bar & Restaurant
  8. SLV Paakashala
  9. Sharavathi Non-veg Hotels
  10. Slv paakashala Shivamogga

Timings to Visit Sharavathi Valley

The climate of Sharavathi Valley is pleasant throughout the year except the monsoon season. The winters are generally cold and are ideal for visiting Shravathi Valley.


How to Reach

By Air             

The nearest airport to reach at the valley is Kempegowda International Airport, which is about 350 km away. The another closest airport is Mangalore Airport which is about 140 km approx.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to reach at Sharavathi Valley is Bangalore railway station. From the outside of the railway station you can hire a taxi or cab to reach at the valley. The second nearest railway station is Mangalore railway station.

By Road

You can easily hire a taxi or cab from Mangalore to reach at the Sharavathi Valley.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s


Que- Is Sharavathi Valley safe for girls?

Ans- Yes, Sharavathi valley is fully safe for girls.


Que- How many days are enough to explore Sharavathi valley?

Ans- 3 days are sufficient to explore Sharavathi Valley.


Que- Is their ATMs available in Sharavathi Valley?

Ans- No, there is no faciality of ATM in Sharavathi valley it is advisable to carry cash.


Que- What type of clothes we should carry on a Sharavthi Valley trip?

Ans- We have to carry warm clothes on Sharavathi valley trip.


Que- Where is Sharavathi valley located?

Ans- Sharavathi valley is located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka state in India.