Gajanur is a village 12 km from Shimoga, Karnataka, India. The Tunga River flows through the village. Gajanur is well known for the dam built across the river. 1 km from Gajanur there is place called "Sakkarebaylu" which is an elephant training camp run by the government of India. located on the banks of the Tunga river. It is 15 km from "Mandagadde" bird life sanctuary. There is a JNV, Gajanur (JVNG) boarding school, Gajanur. JNVG is funded by the Indian Ministry of Human Resources Development.