Tavarekoppa, about 15 km north-west of
on the Sagar road, hosts a wildlife sanctuary. This place is unique in South India as it hosts a large number of tigers, lions, leopards, and various other wild animals. The forest department provides jeep safaris through the luxuriant forests to witness the marvel of nature and animals roaming freely in the natural surroundings.
Shimoga lies about (274 km) south-west of Bangalore. The nearest airfield is Mangalore Bajpe Airport, 200 km from Shimoga. The place is well connected by road and rail to important cities of the State.