Sigandur Launch Service & Sharavati Back Water, ferry ride
Sigandur is located in western ghats of Sagara Taluk, Shivamogga District, Karnataka. Sigandur is famous for temple popularly known as Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple. It is a very beautiful place surrounded by backwater of River Sharavathi.
Cross The water to reach Sigandur
To reach temple we need to take a ferry or commonly called as Launch. For tourists, it makes a nice ride along with their vehicles.
During holidays or festival, you have to wait for many hours to cross the river instead leave your vehicle and take a jeep or auto after crossing the water. As I have seen launch service will start at 6 am and close at 6 pm. For this service, we need to pay Rs 2 per passenger, Rs 15- Rs 20 per vehicle.
And one important thing to remember, this service was mainly started to help locals as many areas got submerged after building Linganamakki Reservoir, so Local vehicles and Buses get priority over tourist vehicles. Have a good ride.
Places to see around
Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple
Sharavati Power Generation Plant (SVPHS)