Indigo has commenced non-stop daily flights between Bengaluru and Shivamogga, from August 31, 2023. Shivamogga is the 79th domestic destination and 109th overall destination in the 6E network. Indigo currently connects to Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangaluru, Hubballi, and Belagavi in Karnataka. This direct flight will enhance intrastate accessibility while connecting Shivamogga to key domestic and international destinations through Bengaluru.
Speaking on the occasion, Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, Indigo said, “We are delighted to commence operations to/from Shivamogga, providing our customers a gateway to the diverse hills of Malnad. As we venture higher into the skies of the scenic western ghats, we are committed to offering customers an unmatched travel experience, to new horizons across state borders. This direct connectivity will also enhance intrastate accessibility while connecting Shivamogga to key domestic and international destinations through Bengaluru. As we continue to expand, we remain committed to our promise of providing on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences to our customers across our wide network.” Shivamogga, located in Karnataka on the banks of the Tunga River, is an ideal destination to experience the beauty of nature. It is often referred to as the “gateway to Malnad” as it leads to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats. Blessed with natural beauty, this lesser-known hill station is a treasure of Karnataka.
Five major rivers, namely Tunga, Sharavathi, Kumudavath, Tungabhadra, and Varada, flow through the city, adding to its charm. Shivamogga is also known as the “rice bowl of Karnataka” due to its fertile soil and the presence of numerous rivers. It is renowned for tourist attractions such as Jog Falls, Kodachadri, Dabbe Falls, Agumbe, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Kundadri, Madhugiri Fort and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.