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Top 30 Beautiful Waterfalls in Karnataka, Must Visit

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India with highest number of national protected monuments. It is home to 507 of the 3600 centrally protected monuments in India. Karnataka is know for it's rich ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, the hill ranges, forests and beaches. Hampi, Mysore, Jog Falls, Agumbe are few of the top sites to visit.

Following are the Top 30 Beautiful Waterfalls in Karnataka, Must Visit

Abbey Falls (1 out of 30 places to visit in Coorg)

Abbey Falls is one of the amazing waterfall from Western Ghats, located in Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. in Karnataka. This waterfalls is one of the must visit places for coorg travelers. Water falling from height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene for the tourists. There is an hanging bridge across the gorge from which an exceptional view of this waterfall is a sight to remember. A trek through the greenery can leave you with a refreshed mind. Abbey falls is located at approx 5km from Madikeri, 51km from Tala Kaveri, 166km from Chikmagalur, 272km from Bengaluru, 122km from Mysore, 143km from Mangalore, 368km from Kochi.

Alekan Falls (2 out of 30 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Apsarakonda Falls (3 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.

Arishina Gundi Falls (4 out of 30 places to visit in Udupi)

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

Barkana Falls (5 out of 30 places to visit in Shimoga)

This beautiful waterfall is located in Agumbe. is at a height of 850 ft. is among the ten highest waterfalls in India. It is one among the ‘must see spots’ in the district for people who visit Agumbe. is formed by Seetha River, 7 km from Agumbe, Shimoga District. The best time to visit this fall is late August or winter. Travelers can see wonderful perspectives of the Western Ghats and slope slants from the Barkana View Point situated near to the falls.

Belkal Theertha Falls (6 out of 30 places to visit in Udupi)

Benne Hole Falls (7 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

Bharachukki Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, Chamarajanagar (8 out of 30 places to visit in Chamarajanagar)

Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, are the twin falls on the Kaveri river near Bangalore in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. These are of the most popular weekend destinations for Bangaloreans. One can view Gaganachukki only from a specially-erected viewpoint. Bharachukki is more popular amongst tourists as it is more accessible. Bharachukki, along with its cousin Gaganachukki, attracts lots of tourist inflow. Calm, serene and scenic ambiance makes you fall in love with the place instantly. Bharachukki Falls is located at approx 120km from Mysuru, 97km from Mandya, 134km from Bengaluru. 471km from Chennai, 407km from Puducherry.

Burude Falls, Dodmane Falls, Uttara Kannada (9 out of 30 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Chelavara Falls (10 out of 30 places to visit in Coorg)

Chelvara Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall located near Cheyyandane village of Virajpet in Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. Falls is formed by small stream, which is a tributary of Kaveri river. Chelavara falls is the perfect getaway for nature and adventure lovers and also escape from boredom city life. There is also a nearby viewpoint which is around 2 km from this place and worth a visit. The pool formed by the waterfall has a depth of more than 50 feet. Tourists are advised against taking a dip to avoid any kind of accident. his waterfall is seasonal and it offer wonderful views in rainy season. Chelavara Falls is located at approx 21km from Virajpet, 44km from Madikeri, 257km from Bengaluru, 127km from Mysore, 167km from Mangalore, 352km from Kochi, 208km from Chikmagalur.

Chunchanakatte Falls (11 out of 30 places to visit in Mysore)

Chunchanakatte Falls is a famous waterfall formed by Kaveri River. Located near the village of Chunchanakatte in Mysore district. It is located about 15 km from the town of KR Nagar. A natural waterfall with surrounded by greenery makes this place an ideal picnic spot. The river fall off at a height of 20 metres divided as two different waterfalls, then at the base it continues as one river again.

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Coorg, Kodagu, Kodagu (12 out of 30 places to visit in Kodagu)

Coorg also know as Kodagu is an administrative district in Karnataka, India is called as the "Scotland of India". Madikeri is the heartland of Coorg region. Misty hills, lush forest, tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, and breathtaking views made coorg an one of the must visit tourist destination in Karantaka, India. Talacauvery, Raja Seat, Abbey Falls , Tadiandamol Hill Station and Dubare Forest are some of the best places to visit in Coorg. Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in India. Coorg is also famous for trekking activities with peaks like Thandiyandamole, Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri. Elephant rides at Dubare Elephant camp and white water rafting in Upper Barapole River are other interesting things to do in Madikeri. Nagarhole National Park is also one of the places to visit in the region. Madikeri is located at approx 268km from Bengaluru, 118km from Mysore, 138km from Mangalore, 448km from Goa, 363km from Kochi, 586km from Chennai, 246km from Ooty.

Dabbe Falls (13 out of 30 places to visit in Shimoga)

Dabbe Falls is a waterfall located near Hosagadde in Sagar taluk, Karnataka state, India. Height of the falls is 110 metres. One can take guide from Muppane nature camp which is 10km away from Dabbe Falls

Dondole Falls (14 out of 30 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Dudhsagar Falls (15 out of 30 places to visit in Belgaum)

Dudhsagar is an heavenly waterfall located on Goa-Karnataka border near Castlerock. Waterfall formed by Mandovi River, with a height of 1017 feet, It is one of the tallest waterfall in ndia. Waterfall creates an illusion of a literally sea of milk falling from the top. Falls is located on the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46 km from Madgaon and 80 km from Belgaum. Dudhsagar attracts the attention of many tourists and nature lovers who come from all over the country to witness the waterfall’s glory. It is also a heaven for trekkers and adventure lovers. The best time to visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls is the between the months of October and June, and also during monsoons. There are two trains daily, and you would need to get off at the closest stop, Kulem. Alternately, you could also get off at Castle Rock Station. Best way to experience the waterfalls is by train or by trek, Trek from Castle Rock railway station – A 14 kilometer trek that takes about 5-6 hours. Trek from Dudhsagar rail station – Walk for 1 kilometer from the railway station passing through a 200 meter tunnel. Dudhsagar Falls is located at approx 60km from Goa, 95km from Belgaum, 142km from Hubli, 551km from Bengaluru, 436km from Pune, 681km from Hyderabad, 788km from Kochi.

Gaganachukki Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, Chamarajanagar (16 out of 30 places to visit in Chamarajanagar)

Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, are the twin falls on the Kaveri river near Bangalore in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. These are of the most popular weekend destinations for Bangaloreans. One can view Gaganachukki only from a specially-erected viewpoint. Bharachukki is more popular amongst tourists as it is more accessible. Bharachukki, along with its cousin Gaganachukki, attracts lots of tourist inflow. Calm, serene and scenic ambiance makes you fall in love with the place instantly. Bharachukki Falls is located at approx 120km from Mysuru, 97km from Mandya, 134km from Bengaluru. 471km from Chennai, 407km from Puducherry.

Godchinamalaki Falls, Markandeya falls, Belgaum (17 out of 30 places to visit in Belgaum)

Godachinmalki Falls, widest waterfall in india is located near godachinmalki village in gokak taluk of belagavi district, Karnataka. Falls is very near to one more famous waterfall, Gokak Falls. Godachinmalki Falls also known as Markandeya falls is Spectacular seasonal falls, located deep inside rugged green valley. Falls is formed by Markandeya river, tributary of Krishna river, which flows from western ghats and flows in full force during rainy season. Waterfall falls from height of 24ft and the waterfall is 70ft wide and making it one of the widest waterfall in india.

Markandeya river later joines Ghataprabha river near Ghodgeri. Within 6km reach there are 2 dams built, one on Ghataprabha river(Hidkal Dam/Jalashaya) and one on Markandeya river.

Godachinmalki falls is chosen as best destination for picnics and family trips and it attracts lot of tourists in and around north Karnataka. This Falls is located 15km from Gokak Falls, 40km from Belagavi.

Gokak Falls (18 out of 30 places to visit in Belgaum)

The Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six kilometers away from Gokak town.

Hebbe Falls (19 out of 30 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Hebbe Falls is one of the exotic waterfall situated near famous hill station Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. Hebbe Falls drops down from a height of 551 ft. It falls in two stages are named Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls.). This waterfalls are inside a coffee estate and can be reached either by walk or four-wheeler. There is a jeep services available from near by check post. Entry Fee. 400 per person to ride in the jeep; 3200 for 8 person to ride in the jeep. The check post is the entry point for the falls. It takes an hour to cover the trail in a jeep while walking takes longer time. Hebbe Falls is one of the most sought after destinations in Chikmagalur that attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers. There are many trekking routes available for trek lovers. Falls is just 10km away from famous hill station Kemmannugundi. Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Hidlumane Falls, Hidlumane Falls, Shimoga (20 out of 30 places to visit in Shimoga)

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.

Irupu Falls (21 out of 30 places to visit in Coorg)

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

Jog Falls, Gersoppa Falls, Shimoga (22 out of 30 places to visit in Shimoga)

Jog Falls also called as Gerosoppa Falls or Jogada Gundi is the second highest plunge waterfall in India located in Sagara taluk Shivamogga district of Karnataka, India. River Sharavathi plunges from a height of 830 feet. It is a segmented waterfall which is one of India's tallest waterfalls and the best waterfalls in Karnataka, Jog Falls is simply a landmark that you cannot miss. Truly a natural wonder. No words to describe to its beauty especially during monsoon season. A must watch attraction. Magnificent view of falls from top. You can go down through steps(1388) to reach bottom of the nearby hill to see the beauty in closest view. Jog Falls is located at approx 18km from Siddapur, 30km from Sagar, 100km from Shivamogga, 87km from Murdeshwar, 402km from Bengaluru, 152km from Karwar, 235km from Goa.

Kallathigiri Falls, Kalhatti Falls, Chikmagalur (23 out of 30 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kalhatti Falls or Kallathigiri Falls is located at Kallattipura (kallathigiri) in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. This waterfalls attracts may tourists and the places falls on the way to famous hill station called Kemmangundi, just 10 kilometers away. It offers an excellent view of the cascading water from the Chandra Drona Hill in front of the temple called Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The nearby hills and mountains are perfect for the trekkers to enjoy their adventure. The place is considered for weekend trips with friends and families to enjoy waterfall and also to visit the temple. Being on the way to Kemmangundi this waterfalls attracts tourists around the year and is one of the must visit tourist destination in the district. Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Kaveri Nisargadhama Island, Nisargadhama Reserve, Coorg (24 out of 30 places to visit in Coorg)

Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island formed by river Kaveri near Kushalnagar in Kodagu district of Karnataka, India. Its a well-known tourist destination and well-known for its natural charms and lush green surroundings. The 64 acre island is covered with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. You can spot a variety of animals like deer,peacocks, rabbits etc. Kaveri Nisargadhama also has a forest department run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages. Kaveri Nisargadhama is an ideal place to spend vacations on the sandy beds of the river bank in Kodagu district. Kaveri Nisargadhama is located at approx 3km from Kushalnagar, 28km from Madikeri, 92km from Mysore, 241km from Bengaluru.

Koodlu Theertha Falls, Jomlu Theertha Falls, Udupi (25 out of 30 places to visit in Udupi)

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.

Kudumari Falls, Belligunndi and Chaktikal waterfall, Udupi (26 out of 30 places to visit in Udupi)

Kudumari Falls is a magnificent waterfall located in deep forest near Chaktikal village in Kundapura Taluk of Udupi district in Karnataka, India. The fall is one of the major attraction in Kundapura. This waterfall is also located in the same area where the Koosalli falls are located and is another 2kms far from Koosalli fall. One need to take a 3km long trek through the forests to reach the waterfall. The town of Kundapura is surrounded by mountain ranges giving it a picturesque grandeur. Kundapura is an ideal spot for adventure lovers to indulge in trekking, mountaineering etc. Kedumari Falls is located at approx 70km from Murdeshwar, 50km from Jog Falls, 84km from Kundapura, 175km from Mangaluru, 269km from Goa.

Kuli Magod Waterfalls (27 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.

Kunchikal Falls, Kunchikal Abbe, Shimoga (28 out of 30 places to visit in Shimoga)

Kunchikal Falls is a splendid waterfall also known as Kunchikal Abbe is situated at Mashthikatte-Hulikal border in Nidagodu village, which is the border of Shimoga-Udupi, Karnataka. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Agumbe. The Kunchikal waterfall is structured by River Varahi, The side streams of River Varahi create several seasonal falls in the nearby forest during the monsoons. The Varahi River courses on for 25 kms, after which it takes the form of the Kunchikal Falls. The total height of the waterfall is 455 meters (1493 feet to be accurate).The sparkling view and picturesque location are wonderful when enjoyed in nature's delight. The most beautiful thing about the Kunchikal waterfall is the natural appearance of the rocks which the water cascades giving a breath-taking, mesmerising view. The Kunchikal falls come under the hydroelectric projects, to generate high power of electricity. The power generated by the waterfalls goes into the Mani dam and Hulikal Power generation station, which is why the water flow to the falls, is drastically reduced ,Hence Rainy season is the ideal time to visit the waterfall (July to September). Hulikal is part of the Balebare Range of hills, lies in the Western Ghats.

The Kunchikal waterfall is said to be one of the least explored falls in the country, but the area is well maintained with the lowest littering, and the prohibition on the usage of plastic bags make the fall very little pollute. The dam prevents public to drive in the area, so traffic can be struck out from the list. The Kunchikal fall is one of those exclusive picnic spots to get away from the fast-paced life we all are living and spend some quality and time in peace, solitude and tranquillity. Kunchikal Falls is accessible by road and visitors just have to walk a few meters from the parking to view the falls.

Lalguli Falls (29 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 (30 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.


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