Sagara 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 near Sagara. Sagara is one of the main taluk head in Karnataka and an important city in the district. Sagara is one of the fastest growing cities in Karnataka. Distance from Sagar to Sigandur is 111 kms.

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

Jog Falls
The world famous Jog Falls is in Sagara taluk, Shivamogga District. It is approximately 30 km by National Highway 206.

A Shiva temple of historical importance is located 6 km from the city. One has to take a diversion at Sorab Road. There is a museum containing old manuscripts written during the Keladi dynasty.

This place is of historic 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.

This is another historically important place with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is 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 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 Sagara City towards Jog and 10 km from Talaguppa. Indian Institute For Adventure Applications is a training school situated here which uses adventure as a platform for learning.

Holebaagilu is situated on the banks of the Sharavathi River 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. It is a place of natural beauty. It is in Kolur Grama Panchayat limits. One has to take a flatboat to get across the backwaters to reach the other side where Sigandooru is.

Sigandooru is a holy place of Goddess Chaudeshwari. A large temple of Goddess Chaudeshwari is 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.

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 subdivision.

Sharavathi wildlife sanctuary
Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary is in Sagara Taluka, Karnataka. It is 350 km from Bangalore. Located near Jog Falls, the sanctuary covers the Sharavathi Valley Region, near the western border of Karnataka. It is spread over an area of 431 km. The sanctuary is nourished by the Sharavathi River. Linganamakki reservoirspread over an area of 128.7 km is a part of this sanctuary.


Talaguppa is a village located in Sagara Taluk in Karnataka. The National Highway No.206 (Bangalore - Honavar) passes through Talaguppa village. The village is 14.37 km from the taluk's center Sagara, 77.68 km from Shimoga, and 323 km from Bangalore. Talaguppa is located at a distance of 14 km from Jog Falls, the highest waterfall in India and Talaguppa is the linking Railway terminus for Jog falls. Areca nut and paddy are the most grown crops.

Backwaters of Karnataka