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UnExplored Waterfalls to visit in Karnataka

pro51tripiwikicom : 30 Jan 2018
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The Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site major attraction in India along with its high hills, deep valleys, mountain grasslands, dense & rain forest. During the monsoon season many hidden rivers offers some of the spectacular waterfalls that are still hidden in the dense Forest.
Following are the few of the explored waterfalls to visit in Karnataka. 

1 Arishina Gundi Falls

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This falls are deep inside the forests near Kodachadri hills. which can only be reached by trekking for more than 2 KM. The road can be reached by hiring Jeep from Kollur Temple. The trekking starts after 8 Kms drive through thick forest. There are signs showing way to the waterfalls on trek route. Entry permission can be obtained at the check post while entering into the forest. It is advisable to visit during the mid summer (From Dec to Feb) when water is calm

2 Hidlumane Falls

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Hidlumane Falls offers a refreshing sight to the viewers. Hidlumane falls is a series of cascading falls with about 6 or 7 falls one after another. The beauty of these falls is that each of these falls are hidden from one another. Hidlumane Falls is located at 4 km from Bellakka village near Nittur and 45 km from hosanagar. To reach the falls you need to trek through rocky hills filled up with lush trees all around. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the post monsoon season.

3 Irupu Falls

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The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) is located in the Brahmagiri Range[1] in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole.[2] The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River

4 Koodlu Theertha Falls

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One of the many waterfalls of the western ghats. Koodlu Theertha in Agumbe. 25kms From Agumbe , Koodlu Theertha Falls is a mesmerizing waterfall located near Hebri on Udupi-Agumbe Road in Karnataka. Hidden Treasures in Malnad, Nestled amidst the dense forest of the Western Ghats and adjacent to the Agumbe ranges the waterfall is the first fall of the River Sita. It is also known as Sita Falls. Fun Filled trek to koodlu waterfalls with friends snakes and leaches will make the trek unforgettable.

5 Kuli Magod Waterfalls

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However, among all the attractions near Magod Falls, the Kulimagod Falls (in Kannada, kuli means pond) stands out for its sheer beauty and accessibility. It is formed by a tiny tributary of Bedti and its relatively easy accessibility has made it a not-to-be missed spot for nature tourists who travel to Magod Falls. Normally, it takes a great amount of trekking down the valley for one to reach the foot of any waterfall. This is not the case with Kulimagod. With very little effort, one can get under its misty showers falling down from a height of about 50 feet. To get there, one has to take Magod road from Yellapur and take a left turn just before Magod Falls. There is a sign board at this turning, which directs us to the Kulimagod Falls.

6 Onake Abbi Falls

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The Onake Abbi Falls is a wonderful waterfall situated near Agumbe in Shivamogga district of Karnataka, India. It's an beautiful waterfall and amazing trekking destination. Falls is a thin water source dropping from rocky hills, cascades from a height of 500 feet. You are required to take permission for trekking from the Forest Department. Located at a distance of 5 Kms from Someshwar, Onake Abbi Falls needs to be trekked from Someshwar through thick forest and rocky slopes. Onake Abbi Falls is located at approx 5km from Someshwar, 8km from Agumbe, 45 Kms from Udupi, 101km from Mangalore, 31km from Thirthahalli, 92km from Shivamogga, 346km from Bengaluru, 318km from Goa.

7 Shirley Falls

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Shirley Falls or Shirale Falls is a scenic waterfall located near Yellapur, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Just 15 minutes drive from small town Yellapur and 30 minute scenic trek follows to reach Shirley Falls. Waterfall is hidden inside the Arabail ghat, Many tourists and travellers are unaware about this falls, one has to trek down a muddy road of 2 kms to reach the falls. Trek to the falls walking through the jungle, speaking with the nature, under the private areca palms is scenic. Shirley Falls is located at approx 13km from Yellapur, 63km from Gokarn, 83km from Hubli, 148km from Belgaum, 161km from Goa, 437km from Bengaluru, 274km from Mangalore.

8 Shivaganga Falls

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Shivaganga waterfalls is one of the lesser known waterfall located near sirsi in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Shivaganga waterfall falls from a height of 242 feet from top. Sonda or Shalmala river is the source of the waterfall. Shivaganga Waterfall is a part of the Western Ghats of Karnataka, hidden in thick forestland is located very closely to Sirsi, Ankola and Yellapur Taluks of Uttara Kannada. Its a must visit for trek enthusiastic, one has to trek down for 3km inside dense jungle to reach the waterfall. Shivaganga Falls is located at approx 37km from Sirsi, 64km from Yellapur, 135km from Hubli, 114km from Gokarn, 228km from Goa, 295km from Mangalore, 437km from Bengaluru.

9 Sirimane Falls

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Sirimane Falls is one among the many waterfalls of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Sirimane Falls is located at a distance of 5 km from Kigga near Sringeri, a popular pilgrim center. Nearest Airport is Mangalore and nearest Railway stations are Udupi (96 KM) and Shimoga (114 KM). Kigga, a small village which houses the beautiful waterfalls. Kigga is about 16 km from Sringeri. Water from falls feeds coffee estates and paddy fields in the downstream. A moderate entry fee is collected to maintain the walkways and viewpoints. The money collected also supports a small hydraulic power plant which is built adjacent to falls which lights Kigga houses. The entire activity is controlled and maintained by local bodies.

10 Vibhooti Falls

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Vibhooti Falls is a natural waterfall located near Yana, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. This beautiful waterfall is hidden in the western ghats and not yet one of those over-crowded popular tourist destinations. One should trek about a kilometer in mountains to see this beautiful waterfall. there are several small falls along trek path. Best place to enjoy with friends and family. The waterfall flows year round even in summer which is a big difference from other waterfalls. The water is pure and Crystal clear. Vibhooti Falls is very near to famous Yana caves, Distance from Vibhooti Falls to Yana caves is not more than 10 km but the route is slopy with lots of turns and curves. Vibhooti Falls is located at approx 45km from Sirsi, 42km from Gokarn, 130km from Hubli, 164km from Goa, 252km from Mangalore, 444km from Bengaluru.


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