Sights to See
Shivappa Naik Palace
Situated on the banks of river Tunga in the busy lanes of Shimoga city the palace is built by Shivappa Naik of Keladi in the 16th century. A good architectural piece built with rose wood, the palace is equipped with a museum, which has several interesting and rare archaeological collections of stone carvings and antiques of Keladi period. Recovered idols of Hoysala and Chalukya period from the early 16th century to late 18th century are displayed here.
Saint Thomas Church
Situated in the heart of city, the church is said to be the second largest church in India with an area of 18000 square feet area. The church is also equipped with a prayer hall with a capacity to hold 5000 people at a time.