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Last Updated: 09 Sep 2020
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Amongst all the other natural and man-made wonders of South, Waterfalls in Karnataka are something which you must never miss on. What makes these Waterfalls unique from the rest, is the lush green beauty which surrounds it. You can either take a refreshing bath under Waterfalls or simply gaze at the gushing showers while strolling along the grass.

Some Waterfalls here in Karnataka are merely astounding for their heights and the valley that surrounds it. Iruppu Falls, Jog Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, Hebbe Falls, Abbey Falls and so on are some of the exciting Falls in Karnataka. Plan your Karnataka visit in monsoons, and you will witness the rivers and streams flowing till the brim with all their vigour.

Ranging from block to cascade to plunge to tiered, there is a huge diversity in the Waterfalls found here. While some of them are perennial others seems to fade away as soon as monsoon signs off from this South Indian state. Here, we have clubbed some of the best Waterfalls to find a place in your itinerary.

01

Chelavara Falls

Chelavara Falls

Chelavara Falls in Karnataka is claimed to be one of the most enthralling falls here in the South. A large volume of water gushes down from a height of 150 ft. At the bottom of these falls, there is a tortoise-shaped rock which receives the falling water; thus, imparting a local name of Embepare.

Monsoons give a vibrant look to the Waterfalls as this is the period when the water level rises, and surrounding forests bloom to their maximum potential. It is naturally formed by a tributary of River Kaveri. Being seasonal in nature, Chelavara Falls are best to visit in monsoons.

Location: Cheyyandane village, Chelavara, Karnataka 571212

Height: 150 ft

Activities: Sightseeing, visit to Kakabbe, Chomakund Hills, and Nalknad Palace, trekking, white water rafting. 

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02

Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls

For those who want to witness how a stunning milky white waterfall looks throughout the transitions of the daylight, do not forget to miss on the Mallalli Falls. This waterfall marks its presence in the northern part of Kodagu district and rests at the foothills of Pushpagiri Hills.

Its point of origination is the Kumaradhara river. Throughout its surroundings, you will find forests, mountains and deep green valleys. As these Waterfalls are said to be seasonal, June to September is claimed to be the best season to mark your presence here.

Location: Kumaralli, Karnataka 573123

Height: 1000 m

Activities: Jeep driving, visit to Kumara Parvatha, Bisle Ghat, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary.

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03

Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls

Located near Madikeri, Abbey Falls is one of the attractive falls to visit in Karnataka. What you see as a waterfall is the outcome of a combination of numerous stream and monsoon showers.

As soon as you land here, you can simply smell the aroma of fresh coffee leaves as there is a private coffee plantation surrounding it. As you move a bit further, there is a hanging bridge and spice plantations which also increase its worth.

Location: Abbey falls, Madikeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka 571252

Height: 70 ft

Activities: Trekking, relaxation, walking down the hanging bridge, photoshoots at the backdrop, picnic spots, enjoying local delicacies at eateries, and shopping at nearby local markets. 

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04

Iruppu Falls

Iruppu Falls

The most picturesque waterfall cascade nestling amidst the Brahmagiri Mountain Range is Iruppu Falls. These Waterfalls have a religious significance due to which it came to be well-known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. 

Also, there is a profound peace in the entire region, which makes it the best place for relaxation. Plan your trip to Iruppu falls anywhere in between October to May.

Location: Brahmagiri, Kurchi, Karnataka 571250

Height: 52 m

Activities: Visit Rameshwara temple and shivlinga near it, enjoying hiking at 500 m uphill to reach the first fall, holy dip in the sacred water of Iruppu falls, the best place to seek silence and serenity. 

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05

Devaragundi Waterfalls

Showcasing a splendid appearance, Devragundi Waterfalls is known for its picture-perfect views. Being an output of Thodikana mountain streams, Devragundi falls are alternatively known as God’s pool.

The beauty of this falls appears multi-fold right after the monsoon periods making August to December the best season to visit here.

Location: Devaragundi, Aranthodu- Main Road, Thodikana, Thodikana, Karnataka 574314

Height: 70 ft.

Activities: Due to its sacredness, this fall has been protected against all forms of human activities and interventions. Other activities in the nearby places are inclusive of strolling through the jungle, capturing beautiful moments, visit to Madapatti, Dubare Elephant Camp, and Raja’s Seat.

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06

Napandapole Falls

Napandapole Falls

Napandapole Waterfalls in Karnataka is present at a distance of 12 and 40 km from Madapura and Madikeri town respectively. Situated at the foothills of Kote Betta Hills, this waterfall is surrounded by three more sub Waterfalls.

There is an inspiring landscape and lush greenery to soothe your eyes.

Location: Kote Betta Hills, Karnataka

Height: 120 feet

Activities: Sightseeing, exploring, trekking, capturing photos, hiking, strolling, relaxation.

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07

Burude Falls

Burude Falls

Located at a distance of around 20 km from Siddhapur, Burude Falls is a real paradise for all the photographers. Alternatively, it is also known as Illimane Falls as it is the outcome of a rivulet named Illimane.

As Siddhapur is a favourite tourist spot, there are heaps of visitors visiting this fall throughout 365 days of the year. As soon as you land here, you can witness a sense of fantastic tranquillity. November to February is the most ideal time to plan your adventurous trek here.

Location: Kyadagi, Karnataka 581355

Height: 90 feet

Activities: Sightseeing, trekking, try ayurvedic spa and massage, shopping, boating and fishing, Jeep safari, river rafting at Dubare. 

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08

Hebbe Falls

Hebbe Falls

Hebbe Waterfalls is one of the exotic ways to escape from all your hustles and bustles. No doubt the Waterfalls has enthralling views, but what makes it more auspicious is its healing power. This waterfall bags in some natural herbs that are known to possess some disease-curing properties.

For others, it is a simple dip in this colossal waterfall, which ails them from their stresses. Also, verdant forests and coffee plantations are protecting it for ages. Usually, locals of Chikkamagaluru plan their weekend trip here between October to January. 

Location:
Chikkamagaluru District, Kesavinamane, Karnataka 577131

Height:
168 m 

Activities:
Trekking, hiking, visit to Chowdeshwari Mahashakthi Deathe temple, sightseeing, capturing photos, tiger spotting at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. 

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09

Hanumangundi Falls

Hanumangundi Falls

Alternatively known as Suthanabbi Falls, Hanumangundi Falls is Karnataka’s beautiful waterfall where the stream makes its way through thick greenery in the surrounding. This waterfall stands close to Mangalore- Solapur National Highway.

Forest Department charges you a small entry fee to take you to the base of Hanumangundi Waterfalls. You can plan your visit to Hanumangundi Waterfalls anywhere in between October to May.

Location: Kalasa Main Road, Sheerlu, Karnataka 577142

Height: 100 m

Activities: enjoy sightseeing at Hanumangundi Waterfalls, visit to Kudremukh National Park, Sirimane Falls, Lakhya  Dam and Karkala, trekking at Kudremukh Peak, shopping at Janta Market, strolling along Lakya Dam. 

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10

Kalhatti Falls

Kalhatti Falls

Recognized as a unique trekking destination amidst other trekking points, Kalhatti Falls stands high at an elevation of about 2000 m.

Trekkers have a chance of witnessing incredible trails till they achieve their final aim of fantastic fascination. It represents a cascade of water flowing down the Chandra Drona Hills lying opposite to Veerbhadra temple.

Location: Tarikere Taluk (Kalhattigiri), Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India.

Height: 2000 m above sea level

Activities: trekking, sightseeing, photography, visit to Veerbhadra temple, Chandra Drona Hills. 

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11

Kadambi Falls

Kadambi Falls

Lying amidst the ranges of Sringeri and Kudremukh, Kadambi Falls is easily visible from a nearby bridge. As the water falls from a height on to the rocks, you can clearly witness a sparkling white stream making its way through abounding greenery.

It is a perfect place to rejuvenate your soul and mind. October to May is the best season for Kadambi lovers. 

Location:
Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur district, Karnataka, India 

Height:
30 feet

Activities:
Trekking, Relaxation, Camping, wildlife spotting, sightseeing, and enjoying at Kadambi Falls. 

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12

Ukkada Falls

Ukkada Falls

Situated within the private coffee plantation property, Ukkada Waterfalls in Karnataka is around 40 km away from Chikmagalur. It is an ideal place for those who seek peace and tranquillity.

To reach here, you need to take a chauffeured drive which begins from Chikmagalur and drives you through the Moothodi forests. You can get glimpses of wildlife inhabiting in this forest as you trespass it.

Location: Moothodi, Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Height: 20 m

Activities: Sightseeing, strolling along the coffee plantations, chauffeur drive, relaxation, wildlife spotting, trespassing Moothodi forest. 

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13

Kallathigiri Falls

Kallathigiri Falls

For those who love to engage in the beauty of nature for hours and hours, Kallathigiri Falls is a must place to visit in South India. Water flowing through both the sides of Veerbhadra Temple shall leave you spellbound. Veerbhadra temple itself attracts heaps of tourists as it adds on to the peaceful ambience of Kallithagiri Falls.

Religiously, the water gushing from these falls is known to have healing power and is used to cure a myriad of diseases. Last but not least, it is a trekker’s paradise with September to February being the safest season for adventurous trekking.

Location: Chikmagalur, Kallathgiri, Karnataka 577129

Height: 122 m

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, visiting Veerbhadra temple, trekking at Kemmangundi Peak, visit Baba Budangiri, trailing at Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak. 

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14

Honnamana Halla Waterfalls

One of the lovely Waterfalls of Chikmagalur district, Honnamana Hall Waterfalls is as gentle as the feel of a pearl. You can easily have a glimpse of the Baba Budangiri Hills by standing at the base of Honnamana Halla Waterfalls.

This waterfall is situated near Kemmangundi which is acknowledged to be the best destinations of Karnataka. October to April makes the best season to visit here in groups.

Location: Thippanahalli Estate Road, Inam Dattathreya Peeta, Karnataka 577131

Height: 30 ft

Activities: Strolling along the green lawn surrounding the waterfall, trekking to Baba Budangiri Hills, visit to Raj Bhavan, Shiva Temple, Z Point, Rajendra Hill, Rock Garden. 

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15

Shanti Falls

Shanti Falls

Standing at a distance of around 4 and 66 km from Kemmangundi and Chikmagalur, Shanti Falls is one of the famous Waterfalls in Karnataka. Shanti Falls is a refreshing stop point along the trekking route to Z point. It is located amidst Kemmangundi forest cover. Shanti Waterfall gives a resemblance of a cascade and creates a natural water pool right at its foothills.

It is blessed with immense healing properties. Also, do not miss on this golden opportunity to witness the adorable Shola grasslands which are situated just near to the Waterfalls. You can either plan your visit to Shanti Falls in the late monsoons or during early winters.

Location: Z Point, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577129

Height: 12 feet

Activities: Sightseeing, capturing photos, strolling along surrounding lush green cover, visiting the nearby Shola Grasslands.

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16

Jhari Fall

Jhari Fall

Alternatively known as Buttermilk Waterfalls, Jhari falls are located near Attigundi and are 12 km away from Baba Budangiri. Surrounded by lush green dense forests and coffee plantations, Jhari Falls provides the most serene environment for those who want to spend some time alone.

Do not exhaust all your energy in visiting the surrounding coffee plantations, as the place has tea plantations too. However, make sure that you do not bring your private vehicle here as entry is restricted for them. Although people prefer to visit here in between August to January, this region has its peak time between September to December.

Location: Datha Peetha Road, Athigundi Village, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, 577131, India

Height: 100 meters apprx 

Activities: Dipping in the cold waters of Jhari Falls, sightseeing, photoshoots, strolling along coffee and tea plantations. Besides, you can even plan your visit to Mulyanagari, Baba Budangiri, Datta Peetha, Seethalayanagari, Kavakalgundi viewpoint, Mahatma Gandhi national park. 

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17

Manikyadhara Falls

Manikyadhara Falls

Situated amidst the dense forests of Baba Budangiri Hills, Manikyadhara Falls resembles as a holy place for both Hindus as well as Muslims. The literal meaning of its name is a string of pearls which itself defines how charming the falls will be. It is one of the most ideal sites for people who seek serene and tranquil atmosphere.

Locals of Baba Budangiri Hills consider bathing in the waters of this falls to be sacred due to its healing properties. If you plan to visit here in the monsoons, you will have to hire a jeep from Baba Budangiri shrine to the actual site of Waterfalls.

Location: Manikyadhara Falls, Baba Budangiri Hills, Karnataka

Height: 30 ft.

Activities: Biking, trekking, an ideal destination for picnic, photographers, and sightseeing.

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18

Jog Falls

Jog Falls

Standing second in the list of plunge Waterfalls of India, Jog Falls in Karnataka offers a spellbinding view. Also known as Gerosappa Waterfalls, there are four cascades here (Raja, Rani, Roarer and finally, Rocket).

As you roam your eyes around, you will find yourself standing amidst a dense cover of evergreen forest. 

Location:
Kodakani village, Siddapura, Uttara Kannada. 

Height:
253 m 

Activities:
Adventurous walk, enjoy water activities at Honnemarudu, boating at River Tungabhadra, visit to ancient temples around Sagara, Siddapura, and Sirsi. 

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19

Dabbe Falls

Dabbe Falls

Nestling amidst the lush green blanket of Saravathi Wildlife Sanctuary, Dabbe Falls, is a real hidden gem blessing to Karnataka. Alluring forest and a gorgeous water stream make a perfect blend to appeal the nature strollers.

As you start your journey through the road that takes you to the actual fall location, you will come to know that it is a walking track lying perpendicular to the cliff. Exhibiting a pleasant sight for all the onlookers, Dabbe Falls remains the most unpolluted environment to date.

Location: Kunjuvalli, Kanapagaru, Karnataka 581384

Height: 110 m

Activities: Sitting aside the edge of Waterfalls with both legs dipped in the stream, photography, bird watching, visit to Saravathi Wildlife Sanctuary. 

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20

Onake Abbi Falls

Onake Abbi Falls

Located within the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Onake Abbi Falls has thick forest cover and rocky slopes. It is a trekker’s paradise wherein you can witness the highest waterfall after trekking for around 4 to 5 km.

It is best if you could plan your visit to Onake Abbi Falls between September and November as you can spot on a wide array of flora and fauna endemic to this region.

Location: SH 1, Agumbe, Karnataka 576112

Height: 500 m

Activities: Trekking, capturing pictures, trekking to Mandalpatti, visiting Nagarhole National Park, Omkareshwar temple. 

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21

Kunchikal Falls

Kunchikal Falls

Located in Nidagodu village, Kunchikal falls presents a cascade view as its water gushes down through the rocky boulders. Marking its point of origination as Varahi river, Kunchikal ranks 116th in terms of its height in the world rankings.

There is a hydroelectric power project built at the foothills of the Waterfalls which is reckoned for generating high electrical power. It is best if you plan your visit here in the monsoons.

Location: Nidagodu village, Karnataka

Height: 455 m

Activities: Sightseeing, picturesque landscape, trekking along Agumbe Hill Station, Jogi Gundi Waterfalls, Hulikal Ghati Temple, and Nibhani Gudda.

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22

Jogigundi Falls

Jogigundi Falls

Jogigundi Waterfalls in Karnataka are situated in between the dense forest cover of Western Ghats. Unlike others, you will witness this waterfall originating from the mouth of a cave and making its way through a hill.

The route for trekking is not a difficult one to endure and can easily be covered within a half day. At the actual site of foothills of the Waterfalls, you can see eroded rocks, lush green forests and a naturally formed pool which serves as a source of waterbody for tourists to swim.

Location: Agumbe, Karnataka 577411

Height: 20 ft

Activities: Sightseeing, trekking, photography, swimming in the pond.

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23

Hidlumane Falls

Hidlumane Falls

Situated near Bellakka village, Hidlumane Falls stands on the trekking route to Kodachadri. It presents a beautiful cascade of around 6 falls gushing down from a height of 50 to 70 meters.

For the first half of your journey through Hidlumane Falls, you will have to hire a jeep. The remaining half can easily be covered by making your way through forest covers and rock climbing. On average, you will require around 90 minutes to complete your entire trekking. 

Location:
Kodachadri road, Hosanagara, Kattinahole, Karnataka 577452

Height:
50 to 70 feet. 

Activities:
 Trekking, bathing, capturing panoramic views of the cascade waterfalling from six falls, trekking along Godachadri Peak, strolling along Mookambika National Park, visit to Sarvajna Peetha, Mookambika Temple, Arasinagundi Waterfalls. 

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Sathodi Falls

Sathodi Falls

Sathodi falls is the result of an amalgamation of several unnamed streams near Kallaramane Ghat. More or less, the entire waterfall gives you a resemblance of a rectangular shape picturesque spot.

Water gushing out from the Sathodi falls, then flows to merge with the waters of River Kali after passing through Dam Kodasalli. Encircled all over by thick green cover of evergreen forests, Sathodi Waterfalls is not easily accessible. The path that leads to the main waterfall is filled with many rocks.

Location: Kallaramane Ghat, Uttara Kannada district, India.

Height: 15 m

Activities: Picnic spot, relaxation, capturing beautiful moments. 

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Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamudra Waterfalls reside beside River Kaveri and hold popularity for one day trip from the city of Bangalore. Due to several parallel streams of water flowing adjacent to each other, it gives a resemblance of a segmented waterfall.

Gaganchukki and Barachukki form two differentiated segments of Shivanasamudra Falls. You can enjoy breath-taking sights during the peak season of monsoons. 

Location:
Mandya district, Karnataka, India 

Height:
90 m 

Activities:
 Sightseeing, photography, weekend getaway, visit nearby temples of Shivanasamudram and Somnathpur, visit to Bharachukki, Dargah and Gaganchukki viewpoints.

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Dudhsagar Waterfall

Dudhsagar Waterfall

Nothing sounds more spectacular than your visit to this four-tiered waterfall lying amidst the states of Karnataka and Goa. As indicated from its name itself, the stream of water which gushes down with a turbulent speed gives the appearance of a sea of milk.

The area surrounding the Dudhsagar Waterfalls is forested reserves of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Monsoons are best to witness the magnificence of these falls.

Location: Sonaulim, Goa (Border of Karnataka and Goa) 403410.

Height: 320 m

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, jeep safari and a visit to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

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Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura

Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura

Fed by river Arkavati, Chunchi Falls exhibits a cascade of crystal-clear falls and labelled as one of the most beautiful Waterfalls of Bangalore. Post monsoon and early winters make it a great season to mark your presence at the Chunchi Falls of Kanakapura.

As the falls experience strong underwater currents and have crocodiles, swimming is prohibited.  

Location:
Kanakapura, Karnataka 562119

Height:
50 ft. 

Activities:
Sightseeing, relaxation spot with family and friends, visit to Sangam, Mekedatu Falls, Bheemeshwari, and Galibore Fishing Camp. 

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Kudlu Theertha Falls, Udupi

Kudlu Theertha Falls, Udupi

Kudlu Theertha Falls in Karnataka is a picturesque destination near Hebri. This waterfall holds its head high as the first waterfall originating from river Sita. Panoramic view of the Kudlu Theertha Falls is sufficient enough to engage you in its beauty and relax your mind when it encounters a stressful situation.

You can hire a private vehicle from Hebri to reach the nearest point on Sita River and trek for around 4 km through the jungles. 

Location:
Nadpalu, Karnataka 576112

Height:
150 feet 

Activities:
Trekking, holy dip.

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Unchalli Falls

Unchalli Falls

Unchalli Falls are formed by Aghanashini River near Hegganur. Situated amidst a dense forest cover, Unchalli Falls exhibits several cascade levels before ending its fate into a big pool at its bottom. From the point of entry or parking area, you have to trek for a minimum duration of 30 minutes.

The trekking path is quite broad, and hence, you do not need to worry. However, you won’t be able to reach to the bottom of the falls, and any attempt in that direction could take a heavy toll on your life. The best season to visit here is between July to August. 

Location:
Sirsi, Karnataka, India

Height:
450 m

Activities:
Trekking from Hegganur village, occasional rainbow sightseeing. 

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Sirimane Falls, Sringeri

Sirimane Falls, Sringeri

One of the famous tourist destinations of Chikmagalur, Sirimane Falls, offers a splendid view. Water gushing from the Waterfalls feeds the adjacent coffee plantations and paddy fields which are present at the downstream.

You can couple your visit to Sirimane Falls with visits to Sringeri Temple, Uluve Bird Sanctuary, and Agumbe. The road that leads you from Sringeri to Sirimane Waterfalls itself is so beautiful to keep you relaxed throughout your journey. Post monsoon season is by far the best season to plan your visit to Sirimane Falls. 

Location:
Sirimane Falls Road, Yedadalli, Karnataka 577139

Height:
40 ft. 

Activities:
Sightseeing at Kigga, Hari Temple, and Sharada Temple; suitable for a picnic spot.

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Chunchanakatte Falls, Mysore

Chunchanakatte Falls, Mysore

Chunchanakatte Falls of Mysore is a well-known getaway around the city of Bangalore greeting thousands of visitors from all around. As the water gushes down, you can witness multiple tiers which creates a water pool right at its bottom.

You can either choose to swim or play or relax at the water pool. All around, you can see huge, naturally formed rocks. However, make sure that you wear comfortable footwear while you reach here. The water flowing through the rock surface gives it a slippery appearance. These Waterfalls have a close connection with Ramayana. 

Location:
Krishnarajanagar Taluka, Mysore district, Karnataka, India. 

Height:
100 ft. 

Activities:
Swimming, Relaxation with family or friends, visit to Sangama (merger point of Kaveri and Arkavati rivers), Lord Kodanda Rama temple, Mekedatu, and Fish Camp. 

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Apsarakonda Waterfalls, Near Murudeshwar

Apsarakonda Waterfalls, Near Murudeshwar

The famous scenic tourist destination of Murudeshwar, Apsarakonda Waterfalls in Karnataka stands unique amongst all. Apasarakonda faces the seaside and still gives the appearance of a lagoon.

This waterfall derives its name from the fact that once this place was meant for Angel’s to bath.

Location: Apsara Konda Road, Apsara Konda, Karnataka 581342

Height: 10 m

Activities: Swimming, photography, visit to Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple, Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple.

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Benne Hole Falls

Benne Hole Falls

Benne hole Falls is an outcome of a tributary of Aghashini river which makes its way through a dense forest cover of Devimane Ghats. This waterfall derives its name from its creamy white appearance falling from a height of around 200 feet.

Once you are here, do not miss on spotting various bird species such as jungle owlet, grey jungle fowl, black headed oriole, plum-headed parakeet, and orange minivet. Whether it is post monsoon or early winter visits, jeep safari is the best way to reach to your destination. 

Location:
Hebre, Karnataka 581315

Height:
200 feet 

Activities:
Jeep safari, monsoon weekend getaway, picnic spot, trekking through Devimane Ghats. 

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Muthyala Maduvu Falls, Near Bangalore

Muthyala Maduvu Falls, Near Bangalore

Muthyala Maduvu Waterfalls in Karnataka is a small waterfall well-known for half day trips. In Kannada, Muthyala signifies pearls, and Maduvu means pond and hence the name due to its pearl-like resemblance. Nestling down a deep valley surrounded by a thick forest cover, Muthyala Maduvu Falls makes a fantastic picnic spot.

With crystal clear water, the stream flows silently making it an excellent point to seek tranquillity. August to November is the best season to plan your visit to Muthyala Maduvu Falls. 

Location:
Hammanaikanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562106

Height: 100 ft. 

Activities:
picnic spot, relaxation, visit to Shiva shrine which overlooks these falls, strolling along with the Nilgiri plantation that lies close to the topmost portion of Muthyala Maduvu Falls.

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Barkana Falls

Being listed amongst the top 10 Waterfalls of India, Barkana Falls is located within Balehalli Forest Cover. Its point of origination is again River Sita flowing through this region. From here, you can get a perfect panoramic view of the Western Ghats and the hill slopes.

As you keep on trekking here, you will be trespassing a wide array of flora and fauna. The biodiversity is so extensive here that every 100 m trek introduces you to some new species altogether.  

Location:
Agumbe, Shimoga district, Karnataka 

Height:
850 ft. 

Activities:
 Sightseeing, picnic destination, trekking

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24 October 2015
Agnimitra Banerjee Trekking in Nishani Motte
Excellent
Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly exploring more of South India now and to get the best of South I prefer reading thrillophilia reviews .
"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through which is not that tiring, but after this stretch we move on to the most difficult part of the trek, where we come across the Hidlumane falls and we need to trek in quite a difficult terrain. Post all this stressful climbing, whatever the view you get is unmatched, all that pain, even though there physically, would have vanished mentally.\n\nBest to trek during monsoon or after the monsoon has receded to an extent as the hills are completely covered in green until the eyes can see. It's a treat for the eyes to feast on watching the western ghats in full glory."
23 October 2015
Excellent
This was a really nice trip. Firstly, this place is close by Bangalore and very much in driving distance. Secondly, the adventure activities are well-organized. They are safe too. This way it is very easy and convenient for us to blindly trust and do this. Also, most of the adventurous activities didn’t require much background skills like swimming or gym training. It was meant for everyone and before heading out at this place I also saw some thrillophilia reviews to know more about it.
It was a very well organised trek by friendly and courteous hosts. Shahid, Danny, Habib and Avinash were great and were fun to trek with. Homestay near Shuntikoppa was beautiful with coffee plantations close-by and it was raining the whole time. Trek is an easy to medium range one. Except for the rain and leeches (which we were informed earlier) there is absolutely nothing to point out in the trek. We met many new people and it felt like college days all over again. Loved this trek and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
04 September 2019
Excellent
My first ever trekking experience and I could not have asked for a better one. Booked for this trek just 2 days before, solely based on other trekkers' thrillophilia reviews and amazing pics they have posted on Thrillophilia website. Moreover, it was going to be a solo trek for me and quite obviously, I had so many questions and apprehensions but after experiencing one hell of an trekking expedition, what I could say is 'If you want to go for a trek, just go for it, don't think too much and you won't regret later and experience it as done by so many folks who have shared about their amazing adventures at thrillophilia reviews. Firstly, the tempo traveller which picked us up from Bangalore was quite comfortable and clean. Colin, who was our host for the trek initiated some ice breaking sessions at the beginning of the travel itself so that we all become familiar to our co-trekkers. Once we reached homestay at the destination point, I would say the arrangements were quite decent. Of course, we could not expect lavish facilities in an economical trip but must say, it had all that we truly required, good food, hot water shower, spacious balcony for all fun activities and amazing view outside. We were literally in the middle of the forest. Only thing that was a little turn-off for me was that the bedsheets were giving foul smell and 8 of us were sharing a single room so that one had to be patient to allow fellow trekkers for the use of washroom. However, please note there were separate rooms for guys and girls. The itinerary was more or less the same as shared by people at thrillophilia reviews.Starting at around 10pm from Bangalore, we reached the homestay at around 5am on Saturday. We rested for few hours, had our breakfast at around 7.30 and kicked off our trekking at 8.00. To begin with, it was just a normal road with forest on either sides but soon comes the path literally through the dense forest and since it was the time of monsoon, it was drizzling a bit and the forest was full of leeches clinging onto us at every step and trying their level best to suck our blood. We were quite vigilant to get rid of them and once they were being difficult to be removed, we were using salt. Just sprinkle a little salt on them and they will detach from you instantly. After an intriguing forest journey battling those leeches, we found ourselves on a grassy open field. We then scanned our body and shoes for any more leeches and once we were clear, marched ahead through the paddy fields to the rocky terrains with water flowing by your side. Soon, we reached a small water fall area. We took some pictures at that spot and when I was thinking that we would probably go back and resume our journey from some other point, I felt quite adventurous when I came to know that we were actually going to cross the water canal and climb up to the top through the super slippery rocks by the side of the fall, all the way to the top where actually the main water fall lies which I always wanted to visit after reading thrillophilia reviews.My advice is not to step on the green patches on the rocks covered with mosses, those are damn slippery and since there was nothing where you can take the support or cling onto, one have to be really careful that they don't slip through these rocks. After some uphill climbing, we finally reached to the, so far the most amazing spot, right at the main waterfall area. Without thinking twice, we rushed under the fall and trust me it felt so damn good and relaxing. It became even more thrilling when our host guided us to the small cave formed right behind the fall. It was definitely not easier to get inside with the water hitting you so hard that you could not see or breathe properly for few seconds but I felt victorious when I reached inside the cave finally and to witness the waterfall from inside the cave was a different experience altogether. Once we were done with the waterfall, came the part of journey which involves a lot of steep climbing through the forest and mostly the trails were on the edge of the hills, where we had to be careful not to slip not unless if you want to experience a free fall :-) And soon we were out on the open area again but this time it was on the steep slope of the hill and it was quite tiring to reach to the peak of the hill fighting with the muscle cramps. Nonetheless, each part of journey was fun and even more pleasing when we got to see diverse landscapes. Once we reached the peak, rested for a while, had our lunch and then started our descent downwards. The lunch box which included tomato rice was provided at the homestay in the morning itself. Soon, we were again under the attack of leeches but must say we fought bravely one more time. We then resumed our trek through a much easier lane to reach to a tea point and had a tea break. Then, came the last part of our trek, which was 1.5 kms uphill climbing to reach to Sarvajna Peetha, a small shrine dedicated to Adi Shankara about which many people have recommended visiting it at thrillophilia reviews. This part was even more fun as it rained heavily and the entire area was covered with fog that we could hardly see few yards ahead. Moreover, the wind was blowing so strong that sometimes I felt that it would carry me away with it. Since that spot was where our itinerary ended, we all felt so jubilant, took some pictures and then again descended back to the tea point, where a jeep took us all the way down, back to our homestay. Not to forget, the jeep ride was so damn fun that it sure would give you some chills and adrenaline rush, the reason being there's no proper road and the way the jeep's driven through the rocky, muddy and bumpy surface, it would be a memorable ride. Once we reached homestay, took bath in hot water shower and got rid of our wet clothes. We then played no. of group games like Mafia and Uno, had the dinner and called it a day. Woke up next day (Sunday) with few body aches, cramps and leech bite marks but eh! nothing could ever beat the amazing experience we had the earlier day. Wounds and pain will heal but the memories will last forever. We then had a breakfast at around 7.30 and departed back to Bangalore at 8.00. We stopped at Nagara Fort at around 30 kms from homestay, took some pics and resumed our journey. So all in all, it was a great experience getting close to the mother nature and far from these modern gadgets for a day. Besides the amazing trek we had, I would always cherish the camaraderie I shared with my co-trekkers in such a short span of time and I would really like to thank Colin, our host about whom many people have mentioned at thrillophilia reviews for organising such a wonderful trek and making us so comfortable throughout the entire trip. Colin was associated with the vendor team and as a satisfied customer, I will definitely look forward to more of such trips with the same vendor for sure. With all this, I would happily recommend my all trekking enthusiasts to go for this trek and I can vouch that you will come back with nothing but all smiles and tons of fascinating memories with you.
We were a team of 20 people and I must say the services were great. Many activities available for us to enjoy like badminton, volleyball, carrom etc. The staff was very proffessional and polite. The food was also delicious. I would definitely consider opting for it again in future.
I enjoyed my stay in Vistara on 2nd Oct 2020. Very courteous staff, the rooms were clean and spacious. The property is really amazing with walking path, cycling track, indoor games. We missed camp fire due to heavy rain. But the restaurant should be generous while serving breakfast. Very limited options we had but the taste was good. Overall it was nice stay after corona pandemic.
05 October 2020
Excellent
Being very close to the city, this villa is perfect for all the Bangaloreans. I went there with my whole family last month and i must say the experience was great. The services, the staff, the food everything was great. There were so many activities for us to enjoy, like badminton, volleyball, chess, carrom etc. Would definitely recommend.
"it was awesome"
04 October 2020
Excellent
Amazing experience . Must Do Activity !

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  1. Which are the highest waterfalls in Karnataka?

    Karnataka has a myriad of beautiful waterfalls falling from lofty heights. Some of the highest falls of the state are:
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  2. What is the name of the famous waterfall in Karnataka?

    The state of Karnataka is blessed with a plethora of spellbinding waterfalls. Some of the falls that have gained a lot of popularity for their extraordinary beauty and majesty are the:
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    Sathodi Falls
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  3. What are the famous waterfalls near Bangalore?

    1. Muthyala Maduvu Falls: Also known as Pearl Valley Falls, this gushing waterfall cascades from an altitude of around 92 meters. Surrounded by verdant valleys and lush greenery on all sides, this waterfall offers a sight to behold. 
    2. Abbey Falls: Perched amidst a lush coffee estate, Abbey Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls of South India. This waterfall is formed by the combination of multiple small streams and it ultimately gets united with the Kaveri river.
    3. Hogenakkal Falls: The Kaveri river enters the state of Tamil Nadu and descends the towering landscape to form the beautiful Hogenakkal Waterfalls. This waterfall is known to offer the best coracle riding experience in the dry seasons.
    4. Hebbe Falls: Lying close to the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Hebbe Falls can be accessed by covering a trekking trail. Falling from an elevation of around 550 feet, this majestic waterfall offers excellent views. 

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