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Top 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada

Tripiwiki : 17 May 2021
Uttara Kannada also known as North Canara is a district in north Karnataka. It's a costal district with full of natural bliss. Major part of the district comes under Western ghats shyhadri ranges, hence it's home to numerous hidden gems, like beautiful hidden waterfalls, rivers, hill stations, wildlife, flora and fauna. Being a on the coastal of arabean sea it's home to wide range of beaches and temples. Karwar which is a district headquarters is one of the largest and oldest Port City in India.

Uttara Kannada district is know for it's western ghat wildlife, it houses numerous hidden waterfalls which are literally untouched by humans. River kaali is the major river which flows through entire district and gives life to variety of flora and fauna. Anshi tiger reserve and national park near dhandeli is one of dense and largest wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. Supa dam near Ganeshgudi, Kaiga power plant and dandeli paper factory are the major projects in Uttara Kannada district.

Yana Rocks (unusual large monolithic rock formations), Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Sirsi, Karwar, Yallapura, Dandeli are the Must visit destinations in the district and offers variety of attractions in and around for tourists.

Following are the Top 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada

Apsarakonda Falls (1 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Apsarkonda is an Beautiful waterfall near Honnavar, in the district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India. Close to the Apsarakonda beach, this beautiful waterfalls flows through the cliffs down to paddy fields and joins the see. This falls is not very deep and around 10m height, making it the best spot to enjoy with family. Places is well maintained also has a beautiful garden with many sunset and beach view points. Apsarakonda is located at approx 7km from Honnavar, 58km from Gokarn, 98km from Karwar, 182km form Goa, 78km from Jog Falls, 178km from Mangalore, 470km from Bengaluru.

Benne Hole Falls (2 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Benne Hole Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls. the river Aghanashini, which flows through the dense forests of the Devimane Ghats Water falls from about 200 feet. It's almost 25 km from Sirsi, near to Kasge. You have to go by walk almost 2km. You can also enjoy small trekking distance

Bheemana Eri Gudda (3 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada )

A Must Visit Sunset View Point In Sirsi. 30 kms from Sirsi, Uttara Kannada district. Vast expanses of unspoilt/untouched greenery, hill after hill as if they are waves. Less than 1km walk to summit, easy walk. There is no facility available. No tea, not even water. Even it's difficult to find one to ask the route

Burude Falls, Dodmane Falls, Uttara Kannada (4 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Dandeli (5 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Dandeli is a town in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. For adventure activities, Dandeli provides a perfect holiday destination or a weekend getaway. From white-water rafting in Kali river, mountain biking in the hilly terrains, trekking to spot tigers as well as rare species of birds, Small hidden waterfalls, Nature view points, Dandeli has it all to appease you in the lap of nature. Trekking is one of the top things to do in Dandeli. Jungle trekking is adventurous journey along the thick Dandeli forests where visitors can explore the nature, wildlife & birds. There are several trekking routes in Dandeli. Kavala Caves trek, Kulgi-Nagzari Valley trek and Potoli-Shiroli trek. These are organized by Kulgi Nature Camp, which is run by the forest department. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is adjacent to Anshi National Park and also part of the Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary housing nearly 200 species of birds, so known as is a birdwatchers paradise. Sightings of the black panther, the Indian pangolin, the giant Malabar squirrel, Indian sloth bear, Indian elephant and the Indian peafowl are pretty common. The king cobra and the mugger crocodile are the prime reptilians in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. Dandeli is located at approx 106km from Karwar, 72km from Hubli, 456km from Bangalore, 96km from Goa, 437km from Pune.

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Dandeli, Uttara Kannada (6 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the town of Dandeli in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. This Sanctuary is adjacent to Anshi National Park and also part of the Anshi Dandeli Tiger Reserve. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary housing nearly 200 species of birds, so known as is a birdwatchers paradise. Sightings of the black panther, the Indian pangolin, the giant Malabar squirrel, Indian sloth bear, Indian elephant and the Indian peafowl are pretty common. The king cobra and the mugger crocodile are the prime reptilians in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. For adventure activities, Dandeli provides a perfect holiday destination or a weekend getaway. From white-water rafting in Kali river, mountain biking in the hilly terrains, trekking to spot tigers as well as rare species of birds, Small hidden waterfalls, Nature view points, Dandeli has it all to appease you in the lap of nature. Dandeli is located at approx 106km from Karwar, 72km from Hubli, 456km from Bangalore, 96km from Goa, 437km from Pune.

Full Moon Beach, Paradise Beach, Uttara Kannada (7 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Gokarna, Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna, Uttara Kannada (8 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Gokarna is one of the major tourist attraction, located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Gokarna is know for historic Mahabaleshwar Temple and Many beaches surrounding it. This temple attracts major tourists across the country because of legends and history associated with it. The temple also finds mentions in the Hindu epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. There is a beach facing the temple. Other than temples, Gokarna is know for it's scenic beaches, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Full Moon Beach and Kudle beach are the popular once. Om beach derives its name from its shape, Its shape is like Om in Hindi so called as Om beach. Very nice and clean beach with less crowd. One can do trekking from there and view amazing sunrise and sunset. It has steps leading down to the beach. Some water sports/ adventure are available like banana boat, kayaking and so on. Every year thousands of tourists visit Gokarna for pilgrim as well as to soak themselves on these beaches. Gokarn is located at approx 177km from Udupi, 231km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 133km form Goa, 645km from Kochi, 208km from Belgaum.

Half Moon Beach (9 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Half Moon Beach is a small crescent-shaped beach lying 1 nautical mile (2 km) south-east of Scarborough Castle on the north coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The beach lieas at the western extremity of Porlier Bay in the north of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula. The descriptive name was recorded by Robert Fildes, who had sealers working here in 1820–21 and 1821–22.[1] Wreckage of the Spanish ship San Telmo that sank off the island in 1819 was subsequently found on the beach.

Kadra Dam (10 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Kadra Dam is located near Karwar which is constructed across river Khali in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in India. It is one of the popular Karwar tourist places. Irrigation and power generation dam (150MW) across river Kali. Well connected with Karwar, Yellapur. . The major attractions of this area is a beautiful park with fountains, cascades, caves, colorful trees and plants. Mahamayi Temple near Kadra is an ancient and popular temple that attracts pilgrims from nearby villages. Kadra Dam is located approx 42km from Karwar, 20km from Anshi National Park, 60km from Yellapur, 131km from Hubli, 114km from Goa, 147km from Belgaum, 310 km from Mangalore.

Karwar beach, Rabindranath Tagore Beach, Uttara Kannada (11 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Karwar beach also called as Rabindranath Tagore Beach is located in Karwar city which is located on the shores on Arabian sea in Uttara Kannada district of Karantaka, India. It is a clean and silent beach with peace and serenity on and around the beach is mind calming. Have plenty of adventure sports too. there is a children playing are available, one can also explore the war museum and a fish museum near the beach. Karwar is a harbour city with ever green geography, surrounded by hills from western ghats from one side, Arabian sea at the other side and mighty Kali river which flows trough the city which makes it one of the best places to visit for tourists across the region. Karwar is located at approx 70km from Goa, 60km from Gokarn, 271km from Mangalore, 528km from Bengaluru. 659km from Mumbai, 176km from Belgaum, 170km from Hubli.

Kavala Caves (12 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Kodasalli Dam (13 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada )

Kodasalli Dam is built across the Kali River (Kalinadi) in Yellapura taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. This dam was built by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. This electric power generating station is classified as hydroelectric power station. It is 72km from Karwar, 150 km from Sirsi, 97 km from Yellapur and 80km from Joida.

Kudle beach (14 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Kudle Beach is one of the popular beach near Gokarn Om Beach. Gokarna is one of the major tourist attractions in Karnataka, which has temple and many beaches. of the beaches Kudle Beach is most visited one becouse of it's unmatched beauty. It's a picturesque beach, surrounded by hillocks and rocks from three sides. It is the best destination for beach trekking. Trekkers can walk for a long unobstructed distance, enjoying the pristine scenery of hills on three sides and the sea stretching till the horizon. Kudle beach is located at approx 1.5km from Gokarn Om Beach. Gokarn is located at approx 177km from Udupi, 231km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 133km form Goa, 645km from Kochi, 208km from Belgaum.

Kuli Magod Waterfalls (15 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

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.

Lalguli Falls (16 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Lalguli Falls is an Exotic Waterfall located near Lalguli village in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is near Yallapur. Lalguli Falls is created by River Kali when it rolls down the rocky steps from a height of around 250 feet. It attracts many tourists throughout the year because of its natural scenic beauty. It provides a serene and peaceful environment. The best season to visit is from October to December and during summer it will be dry. One need to get the help of local people to reach the falls as it's inside the dense forest. Lalguli village is located at approx 15km from Yellapura, where as Yellapura is located at 70km from Hubli, 100km from Karwar, 50 km from Sirsi.

Magod Falls (17 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls in Karnataka, India, where the river Bedti falls from a height of nearly 200m in two steps. The falls are located about 17 km from the town of Yellapur, in the district of Uttara Kannada and are easily accessible from several lakes and towns.

Mirjan Fort (18 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

The Mirjan Fort is located on the west coast of the Uttara Kannada district in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The fort known for its architectural elegance was the location of several battles in the past. It is about 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from the National Highway 66 and 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Gokarna, the famous Hindu pilgrimage centre on the west coast of India. According to the first historical version, Queen Chennabhairadevi of Gersoppa (under the Vijayanagara Empire) was initially credited with building the Mirjan Fort in the 16th century. She ruled for 54 years and also lived in the fort. During her reign, the port at Mirjan, which is 32 kilometres (20 mi) to the south east of Karwar, was used for shipping pepper, saltpetre and betel nut to Surat. Gersoppa, a district annexed to Bednur, was famous for the pepper exported from this region. Consequently, the Portuguese gave the epithet "Rani, the Pepper queen" (“Rainha de Pimenta” in Portuguese) to the Queen of Gersoppa.

Murudeshwar, Statue of Lord Shiva, Uttara Kannada (19 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Murudeshwara is a major pilgrimage and beach destination located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Murudeshwara is know for it's ancient temple, tallest statue of lord shiva and beautiful beach. Murudeshwara Beach is located at overlooking the monumental statue of Lord Shiva, this beach is the perfect picnic spot for families and loved ones. You can also enjoy boat rides around the magnificent Murudeshwar Temple. The Statue of Lord Shiva on the lap of the Arabian sea in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal. The statue and temple are located on the beach in Murudeshwara. The magnificent Murudeshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides. The main temple's entrance, also called the 'gopura' stands at 123 feet and you can witness the breathtaking view of the Shiva statue from the top of the gopura. With these attractions Murudeshwara is one of the top tourist destination in the region. Murudeshwara is located at approx 12km from Bhatkal, 77km from Gokarn, 156km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 570km from Kochi, 265km from Belgaum.

Murudeshwara Beach (20 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Murudeshwara is a major pilgrimage and beach destination located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Murudeshwara is know for it's ancient temple, tallest statue of lord shiva and beautiful beach. Murudeshwara Beach is located at overlooking the monumental statue of Lord Shiva, this beach is the perfect picnic spot for families and loved ones. You can also enjoy boat rides around the magnificent Murudeshwar Temple. The Statue of Lord Shiva on the lap of the Arabian sea in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal. The statue and temple are located on the beach in Murudeshwara. The magnificent Murudeshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides. The main temple's entrance, also called the 'gopura' stands at 123 feet and you can witness the breathtaking view of the Shiva statue from the top of the gopura. With these attractions Murudeshwara is one of the top tourist destination in the region. Murudeshwara is located at approx 12km from Bhatkal, 77km from Gokarn, 156km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 570km from Kochi, 265km from Belgaum.

Om Beach, Gokarna Beach, Uttara Kannada (21 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Om Beach is one of the wonderful and amazing beach located in Gokarna in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Om beach derives its name from its shape, Its shape is like Om in Hindi so called as Om beach. Very nice and clean beach with less crowd. One can do trekking from there and view amazing sunrise and sunset. It has steps leading down to the beach. Some water sports/ adventure are available like banana boat, kayaking and so on. It is located at approx 5km from Gokarn temple. Every year thousands of tourists visit Gokarna for pilgrim as well as to soak themselves on these beaches. Gokarn is located at approx 177km from Udupi, 231km from Mangalore, 488km from Bengaluru, 133km form Goa, 645km from Kochi, 208km from Belgaum.

Sadashivgad Fort (22 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Sadashivgad is a village located in Karwar, Uttara Kannada district, in the state of Karnataka in India. Significant and picturesque, it is now a popular tourist destination located by the Kali river bridge, which has been built at the confluence of the river and the Arabian Sea.

Sathodi Falls (23 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Sathoddi Falls is a beautiful hidden waterfall in the Western Ghats, near Yellapur in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. Waterfall is formed by number of unnamed streams and falls from the height of 50ft. The stream then flows into the backwaters of the Kodasalli Dam, into the Kali River. Road to the waterfall is not in good conditions, but not too dangerus too. but 5km road near the falls is good. There is an concrete walk path of around 1km from the parking area to reach the foot of the waterfall. View of the waterfall is mesmerizing. Best time to visit is during December to March when waterfowl is moderate and one can take a dip in the clean and crystal water. It's also heaven for nature lovers during the monsoon. On the way there is an hanging bridge called Shivapura hanging bridge, 5km before the falls, which is constructed on the backwaters of the Kodasalli dam across the hills, which gives a mesmerizing views of the backwater and surrounding hills. Sathodi Falls is located at approx 35km from Yellapur, 90km from Hubli, 467km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 483km from Pune.

Shirley Falls, Shirale Falls, Uttara Kannada (24 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

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.

Shivaganga Falls (25 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

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.

Shivapura Hanging Bridge (26 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Shivapura Hanging Bridge is located near Yellapur in Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. This beautiful bridge is just 5km away from popular tourist attraction Sathodi falls. It is pure bliss to ride on it. This is a beautiful destination. The bridge gives a connectivity between Yallapur and Uluvi/Dandeli. This Bridge is constructed on the backwaters of Kodasalli Reservoir, which is formed by great River Kali. Perfect place for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Getting there is an adventure ride. Bridge surrounded by green hills with clods flying by makes it one of the must visit place for nature lovers and photographers.
This bridge is at the distance of 20km from Yellapur and is just 5km before the famous "Sathodi Waterfalls".

Supa Dam (27 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Supa Dam is built across Kali river near the town of Ganeshgudi (near Dandeli) in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators of fifty megawatt each. Supa Dam and its reservoir is the big reason for the survival of the wildlife around this area. The view is amazing , the greenery all around and the blue waters make it a perfect sight . The gigantic dam is a must visit place. Everyone is not allowed to enter dam, but one can enjoy the beautiful view of blue backwaters from a view point located in Ramanagar Road 5kms from Ganeshgudi. Must visit place when you visit Dandeli National Park / Anshi National Park or Kaali Tiger Reserve. Supa Dam is lcoated at approx 1km from Ganeshgudi, 23km from Dandeli, 105km from Karwar, 86km from Hubli, 470km from Bengaluru, 87km from Goa, 417km from Pune.

Tattihallia Dam (28 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Tattihallia Dam also know as Tattihalla Dam is a small reservior located near Dandeli in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Nice dam , beautiful located in-between the forest and mountains. It is 3km from Bhagawati (haliyal taluk). It is a source of livelihood for the surrounding rural people. By fishing. One can reach the dam by car, four wheeler, or by bike. Has a tar road till dam but need to be improve more. Great Fishing spot. Great spot to stay cook enjoy with friends and family too.

Unchalli Falls, Keppa Falls, Uttara Kannada (29 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Unchalli Falls, also known as Lushington Falls, is a waterfall created by a 116-metre (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini river. The fall is located near Sirsi in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845. Heggarne, a hamlet in Uttara Kannada district, is 33 km from Sirsi. The falls are reached by a 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) trek from Heggarne through thick forest. Here the river makes a cavalcade of water falls and eventually leaps into a steep valley to form a spectacular, picturesque waterfall. The falls are sometimes called Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound they make.

Vibhooti Falls (30 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

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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