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State: Karnataka
District: Kadur
Famous for/as: Scenic
Languages: Kannada
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 22-37°C, Winter 21-30°C
STD code: 08267
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.
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Explore the Scenery at Shivgiri

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 09, 2011
Shivgiri is an enchanting forest located above the Yemmedoddi village in the Hoggarekangri hills and towards the north of the Baba Budan Giri hills, in the state of Karnataka. This 100 year old reserve is famous for showcasing the vibrancy of nature.
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