Tourism Department


Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka (Department) established in 1974, is vested with the responsibility to develop and promote Karnataka Tourism. Department is continuously endeavoring to promote Karnataka Tourism by developing new tourism destinations, fostering new tourism projects and by participating in national and international tourism trade fairs, investors’ meet, road shows, theme campaigns, etc. Department is bestowed with the responsibility of drafting and implementing enabling tourism policies to ensure growth and sustainability of tourism in the State. Department promotes Karnataka Tourism both nationally as well as internationally through its sustained promotion campaigns.

Brief Note of Tourism Department

Tourism and tourism facilities in the district, Drinking water and toilets, conetive road development, infrastructure development etc. to facilitate the local and foreign tourists visiting the Shivamogga district.

Tourism Department Aims

  • Promote tourism products and services that encourage frequent visitors to stay longer.
  • Protect the enivironment and the ecosystem and promote safe, sustainable and responsible tourism in the district.

Public services provided

  • Provide information on Department Plans, Tourist Taxi Schems and Information and Facilities of Tourist Destinations.
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Major Schemes, Scheme details & Progress

  • Department of Tourism in Shimoga district for tourist destinations in the district, drinking water and toilets, road development and infrastructure development
  • Scheme for purchasing tourist taxi with subsidy of Rs 3.00 lakhs for providing employment to scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and backward and minority educated young man / weman.
  • Dormitry work Completed at Bomankatte Extention,Shimoga city.
  • Dormitry work Completed at Shalin Darga,Shimoga city.
  • Yathrinivas work Completed at Keladi Sagar Tq.
  • Yathrinivas work Completed at Kavaledurga Rajaguru mahamatin mata, Thirthahalli Tq.
  • Yathrinivas work Completed at Anaveri Mavurdama Temple, Bhadravati Tq.
  • Yathrinivas work Completed at Maleshankar Shimoga Tq.
  • Hitech Toilet work completed at Shivappanayaka Fort at in Shimoga city.
  • Yathrinivas work Completed at Chandragutti, Soraba Tq.
  • CC Road and Coumpound wall work Completed at Malagondanakoppa, Shikaripura Tq.
  • A total of 19 targets are available for purchase of tourist taxi for the self-employed persons of SCP and TSP and backward and minority classes in the year 2019, out of this target we senctioned Rs.12.00 lakhs to the 4 beneficiaries.
  • Karnataka Darshan Program, a free Karnataka Darshan Tour for students studying in Government High Schools 8th standard students.
  • SCP & TSP & SCP-353 and TSP-150 in Backward and Minority Classes and 385 Students of Backward and Minority Classes for the year 2019-20 Karnataka  Darshan Tour program has been completed.

District Level Offivers Contact

Shri. H. S. Ramakrishna,
Assistant Director, Department of Tourism ,
A block, 3rd crose,Gopala gowda exetention,Shimoga 

Phone : 08182-251444
Mobile :
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