Ambuthirtha: It is about 16 Kms to the north west of Tirthahally town. The river Sharavathi takes its birth here and it is considered holy. A shivalinga is installed at this spot.
Agumbe: Nestling on a ghat head is the picturesque town of Agumbe famous famous for its glorius sunsets. Other spots include the Gopala Krishna temple and the observatory.
Balligavi: Famous for old and ancient temples.
Barkana Falls: It is about 40 Kms from Thirthahally town in Balehalli forest area. It is a valley with natural water of Seetha river. Height of the falls is about 780 feet.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary is partly in Shimoga and partly in Chickamagalur districts. It is one of the most fascinating sanctuaries. Barking deer, Flying fox, Mongoose, Elephant, Panther, Gaur and birds like King Fisher, Weaver Bird can be seen in this sanctuary.
Gudavi: A bird sanctuary near Soraba.
Jog: 60 Kms from Honnavar. The river Sharavathi spreads into four streams and cascades as the Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer.
Honnemaradu: 15 Km from Jog – water sports centre.
Kodachadri: Hill station in western ghats.
Simhadhama: A lion safari park on Shimoga-Sagar road.