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Sagara is a city located in the district of Shimoga of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located within the Western Ghats range, it is known for its proximity to Jog Falls and to the historical places of Ikkeri and Keladi. Varadamoola, the origin of the river Varada, is also near Sagara. Honavara is the nearest sea port to this place nearly 85 kms from sagar.

Ninasam, the famous cultural organisation is located at Heggodu, which is about 10 km from the city. It is a stage for all those aspirants who are eager to learn stage activities like dancing, drama, acting, direction, music, etc. A peculiar thing about the city is that a Ganapathi Temple and a Mosque share a common wall. This is believed to be so because of the attack of the kings Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan on the kingdom of Keladi.


Sagar is surrounded by places of historical importance and natural beauty including the Marikamba Temple and the Mahaganapati Temple within the City. One can find these places with the help of milestones and hoardings which are usually in Kannada.

Keladi A Shiva temple of historical importance is located here. It is located at a distance of 6 km from the City. One has to take a diversion at Sorab Road. There is a museum conatining old manuscripts written during the times of the Keladi dynasty.

Ikkeri This place is of historical importance due to the presence of a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. One has to take a diversion at B. H. Road and travel 6 km.

KalasiThis is another historically important place with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at a distance of 8 km from the City and one has to travel along Sorab Road for 6 km and take a diversion.

Varadapura (Varadahalli/Vaddalli)This place is situated 6 km from the City where one has to take a diversion from Jog Road soon after the end of the City limits. It is famous for the samadhi of His Holiness Sri Sridhara Swami who was among the great saints of 20th century.

Honnemaradu is situated on the banks of the backwaters of the Sharavathi river. A big water mass extends up to the Chakra dam. It is about 35 km from Sagar City towards Jog and 10 km from Talaguppa. Indian Institute For Adventure Applications is a training institute situated here which uses adventure as a platform for learning.

Holebaagilu is situated on the banks of the Sharavathi River at about 30 km from Sagar. One has to take a diversion from B. H. Road towards Ikkeri Road to get there. The Sharavati backwaters of Linganamakki dam has submerged acres of land here. It is a place of natural beauty. It is situated in Kolur Grama Panchayat Limits. One has to take a "launch" (flatboat) to get across the backwaters to reach the other side where Sigandooru is located. The ride is really enjoyable. The first priority is given for localites and their vehicles in this launch since they are the affected ones due to this submersion. Madenur Dam which was submerged due to the construction of the Linganamakki Dam is at a short distance from here. It can be seen only during summer.

Sigandooru Sigandooru is a holy place of Goddess Chaudeshwari. A large temple of Goddess Chaudeshwari is situated here. This Goddess is a highly believed deity in Sagar and the surrounding taluks as a protector against theft and robbery. Coupons for entry will be distributed on first come first serve basis.

Jog Falls The world famous Jog Falls ís in Sagar Taluk, Shivamogga District. It is approximately 30 km from Sagar if we go by national highway 206.

Soraba Soraba anglicized version of Soraba is a panchayat town in Shivamogga district Soraba is also nearest town to Banavasi other than Sirsi, Karnataka which was capital of Kadambas during 9th century, and has pachalingeshwara temples in a small village of Heche karnataka and is more of historical interest to many enthusiasts who come under archeological survey.Soraba comes under Sagara Sub Division.

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