Friday, September 10, 2010

WATER FALLS in Karnataka (WESTERN GHATS)

Water Falls in Karnataka (Western Ghats)

Satoddi Falls
Magod Falls
Shivagange Falls
Benne Hole Falls
Unchalli Falls
Waate HaLLa Falls
Burude Falls
Vibhooti Falls
Jog Falls
Dabbe Falls:
Kudlu Teertha
Jomlu Teertha
Sirimane Falls
Hebbe Falls
Abbey Falls
Iruppu Falls

Satoddi Falls













Satoddi Falls: In the Ganeshgudi range forest of the yellapur taluk you will find this waterfall after 25+ kms travel in from Yellapur.

Satoddi is on the verge of submersion. The Kodasalli dam built down the stream of the river is the cause for the danger and in turn death of this beaut iful waterfall.



Just after yellapur on the Yellapur-Hubli highway you will find a board saying something about eco- tourism and Satoddi on the left side just after the forest check post. From Yellapur you will get buses which will take you to a place called Barballi. From here it is about 8kms walk.

Since the nearest fueling point is Yellapur carry your food and tentage. And you are not allowed to stay after 6pm in the forest .
Fact File

Geo ... place {satoddi falls} in Yellapur(25+ kms) taluq in North Kanara dist rict in North West Karnataka.

Other places of interest : - magod, ganesh gudi, yellapur

Distance ...
From Bangalore 450+ kms
From Nearest Town Yellapur 25+ kms
From Nearest Pet rol Bunk Yellapur
Nearest Medical Help yellapur
Nearest Hotel yellapur

Approach:
Best Time Winter and early Summer




Magod Falls
This waterfall of the Bedti river is around 17kms from Yellapur. You have to take deviation to the left after around 5kms on the way to Ankola from Yellapur (this highway ride which actually starts from Hubli and ends near Ankola meeting NH 17 is an experience by itself. Almost empty smooth road with your loving vehicle). This place has a forest guest house though, do carry your food and water supplies.

To reach to the bottom of the waterfall you have to take deviation of about 10+ kms on the way to the pace (there is a place with 4 roads meet ing at one place , take left ) to walk upstream to reach the waterfall.
This height of this water fall is around 650ft . On the way to this waterfall you will find nice lake called "Kavade Kere" of about 60acres area.
A word of caution : Avoid sundays and holidays as it will be crowded (most ly with unhealthy social practices) .




Geo ... place { magod} in Yellapur taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. Other places of
interest : - satoddi falls.

Distance ...
From Bangalore 500+ kms
From Nearest Town 17kms(yellapur)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk yellapur
Nearest Medical Help yellapur
Nearest Hotel yellapur




Approach :
Best Time Early Winter, Late Rainy Season.






Shivagange Falls

This waterfall is in a unique point of Western Ghats, on the border of three taluqs of North Kanara district (Sirsi, Yellapur, Ankola) . At about 45kms away from Sirsi. You can take a bus going to Jaddigadde. From this Jaddigadde the waterfall is around 3+ kms distance. Though a motorable road is available walking is a pleasant experience.The height of the waterfall is around 200ft . A little further away is a Ganesha temple in the middle of the river. This temple is on the upstream.

To go to this place you will have to take the deviation before you start walking down the valley for the waterfall.

Forest Department has built a viewpoint a lit t le away from the place, from there you get a nice view of the waterfall and the valley. One has to take their rat ion from Sirsi. There are tea shops at jaddigadde and other places like Hulekal, Vanalli (places en route.)
One word of caution : don’t try to get into the water near the waterfall. Many has already tried swimming (both amateurs and experts) and did not come up.

Fact File

Geo ... place { shiva gange falls} in sirsi(40+ kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka.
Distance ...

From Bangalore 400+ kms
From Nearest Town40+ kms(Sirsi)
From Nearest Pet rol Bunk Sirsi
(you get some amount at Hulekal)
Nearest Medical Help Vaanalli 12+ kms
Nearest Hotel Sirsi, tea shops at Jaddigadde, Vaanalli

Approach :

Best Time during and after monsoon, Early Winter


Benne Hole Falls

This marvelous place is one among the numerous waterfalls (somebody said 18) in North Kanara. A tributary of the river "Aghanashini" by name ’beNNe hoLe’(hoLe is big stream in Kannada) flowing through the dense forests of the Devimane Ghats region of the Western Ghats falling from a height of about 200feet forms a spectacular visual treat (of course mental too) .

On the way to Kumta from Sirsi after 21kms you get a small places called "Kasage" . From There the waterfall is around 6kms away. Take the path which goes towards "Hosur" and up to Hosur it is a jeep track till the last house in Hosur. From here it is 2kms walk to the waterfall.



Places of interest : - Unchalli Falls ,Yana.

Distance ... From Bangalore 440 kms
Sirsi to Benne Hole - 35 Kms
Benner Hole to Kasage - 29 Kms
Kumta to Benne Hole - 37 Kms
Kasage to Hosur - 3.5 Kms


From Nearest Petrol Bunk Sirsi
Nearest Medical Help Ragi Hosalli 9+ kms
Nearest Hotel Ragi Hosalli( tea shop, snacks) and Sirsi.

Approach : Get Down at Kasage from enroute Kumta from Sirsi. ( this stop is 5km before Ragi Hosalli) .
Best Time Early Winter (we went in rainy times,it is different ’cos nobody was around, hellua rain, full of leeches and everything is green as usual. The feeling is different entirely).
For any guidance and help please do contact
Girish Hegde
Hosur Near Benne falls
Po Ragihosalli
SIRSI (North Kanara) 
08283-244835

Unchalli Falls

This place in thickets of the Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats is around 30kms from Sirsi and 35kms from Siddapura. Here river ’Aghanashini’ running through thick woods makes a spectacular waterfall. The KSRTC buses will go up to a place called Heggarani. From Heggarani it is few kilometers walk.

Jeep is the best mode of t ransportat ion anywhere in North Kanara. You can hire a jeep either in sirsi or anywhere your base camp is and take convenient drives.

fact file

Geo ... place { unchalli falls} in Siddapura taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka.

other places of interest : - honnavar, yana, kanoor, jog, karwar

Distance ...
From Bangalore 400+ kms
From Nearest Town 25kms (Sirsi)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 25kms (Sirsi)
Nearest Medical Help ~ 10kms Aminalli
Nearest Hotel ~ 25kms Sirsi, Tea Shops at Aminalli.

Approach ...

Best Time Any Time, esp. Early Winter

Waate HaLLa Falls
One of the numerous waterfalls of the Western Ghats. This beaut iful waterfall is at few kilometers distance from Unchalli Falls.

A tributary to the Aghanashini River makes this wonderful falls some 30kilometers away from the Sirsi Town falling from a height of around 100+ feet .

The water bigger than st ream and smaller than a river, by name Waate HoLe makes this visual treat . ’Waate’ is the local name for the river side bamboo which can be found in plenty here. and hole is Kannada for a medium sized river.

This places is also quite close to one more water falls by name Unchalli Falls. And the beNNe hoLe falls. The Sirsi-Kumta road is the main road connecting to the nearest places to these places.
Other places of interest nearby are : Yana, Unchalli Falls, BeNNe hoLe Falls.

How to get there:

Take a bus from Sirsi which goes to HaggaraNi, get down at a place by name Nilakunda. From here it is 3kms walk to the valley, where one has to climb down to reach the Waate HaLLa falls.

Fact File:

Waate HaLLa falls is 30+ Kms from Sirsi in North Kanara district .

Distance from Bangalore : 430+ kms.
Nearest Hospital : Sirsi.
Nearest food point : Aminalli (Tea shop) , Sirsi.
Nearest Petrol Bunk : Sirsi.

Burude Falls

This wonderful waterfall is around 20+ kms from Siddapur and 55+ kms from Sirsi, on Siddapur-Kumta road. The way to get down to the river is through a small creek which is dry in summer. And which will be full in rainy and winter seasons which makes the entry to the waterfall and the valley impossible. The first step of the waterfall has an amphitheater sort of setting where hundreds of people can sit and watch the glorious waterfall and feel the mist rushing towards them. On the other side after a serious climb down you will get to see the other end of the waterfall. And the last stretch of this waterfall can only be heard from here. If you have a heart for climbing you can climb down to the edge of the rock to see it partially. This one is a wonderful one. This could be a ideal two day spot. On the way to Kumta from Siddapur after Kyadagi (1+ kms) you will get down at iLimane cross and take a walk for 5+ kms to reach the waterfall. Do carry your ration and tentage. This place can also be reached by trekking from the Unchalli waterfalls along the stream. And god knows who called it burude, he must have been a brainy.
Fact File



Geo ... place { burude falls} in Siddapur(20+ kms) taluq in North Kanara dist rict in North West Karnataka.



Other places of interest : - Jog, unchalli, honnemaradu
Distance ...
From Bangalore 450+ kms
From Nearest Town Siddapur 20+ kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Siddapur
Nearest Medical Help Siddapur
Nearest Hotel Siddapur

Approach : Best Time Winter and early summer

Vibhooti Falls

Vibhoot i falls is 50Kms from Sirsi in North Kanara district and is around 8kms away from the Yana.

Distance from Bangalore : 400+ kms.

Nearest Hospital : Sirsi.
Nearest food point : Devanalli (Tea shop) , Sirsi.

Nearest Pet rol Bunk : Sirsi.

How to get there:

Take a bus from Sirsi which goes to Mattighatta,Devanalli via Hegadekatta.You will not get a bus which takes you near the waterfall you will have to walk the Vaddi Ghat after you get down at Vaddi cross or Yana

One of the numerous waterfalls of the Western Ghats. This beautiful waterfall is at few kilometers distance from the place Yana. Along with the two huge rocks there is one more limestone rock structure (which is quite small in size compared to the giants) in the vicinity. When asked a localite said the waterfall got the name as Vibhooti falls because of this Lime Stone rock nearby. Once the Vaddi ghats are over you can feel the humidity of the coastal Karnataka (Coast is few hours journey from here) . One will have to take a deviation at a place called Mabagi. From here the water fall is around 3kms distance. Though one finds few houses nearby the tentage and food are the items one should pack.

When we visited this wonderful place we gave a visit to Yana also. To our horror we saw roads under construction till the foothill of the Giant rocks. In our previous visits we enjoyed walking on a small path in the thick woods to the place. One could not have imagined that there would be a road sometime in future to Yana. Road for a four wheeler. We believe it won’t be long we have all the facilities of a picnic spot. Why people are so fond of facilities?

Other places of interest nearby are : Yana, Unchalli Falls, BeNNe hoLe Falls.

Jog Falls
This is the place where the river Sharavati falls from a height of 292m forming a glorious waterfall. The river forms four different tracks which are named ’Raja’, ’Rani’, ’Roarer’ and ’Rocket ’ which are named aptly by the majesty they display.






This place can be reached from sagar (30+ kms) , siddapur(21kms) or honnavar ( 60 kms). When you are coming from Siddapura take a right turn at a place called "Mavinagundi" which is few kms before jog. (You wont get this place if you are coming from sagar) . And there are a few places where you can stay overnight . These places are run by KSTDC.

When the water is less you can actually walk down to the bot tom of the water fall, but be careful, that broken Beer bottle might hurt you.



Fact File

Geo ... place { jog} in Sagar taluq in Shimoga dist rict in North West Karnataka.

other places of interest : - honnavar, gersoppa, kanoor, honnemaradu, burude falls.

Distance ...

From Bangalore 450+ kms

From Nearest Town 21kms(siddapura) , 30+ kms (Sagar)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk siddapura, Sagar
Nearest Medical Help Jog colony
Nearest Hotel Jog itself (siddapura,sagar)

Approach :

Best Time July - August


Dabbe Falls:
On the way to Bhatkal from Sagar via Talaguppa and Kargal, 20+ kms after Kargal you will get a place called Hosagadde, you will get down there and walk around 6-8 kms to reach a waterfall called Dabbe Falls.

Kudlu Theertha









About 50 kms. from Udupi, 15 kms. From Hebri, is the Kudlu Teertha where the river seetha cascades from a height of 150ft . This picturesque locale makes a fine picnic spot as well as trekkers delight . for full information follow the link









http://sateesh-mane.blogspot.com/2010/08/kudlu-theertha-falls.html




Jomlu Teertha

Situated 42 kms. from Udupi 10 kms. from Hebri. This cascade of Seetha river creates a beautiful picnic spot .

On Ellu amavasya (an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar) day, people come to this place and bathe in the waterfalls. This year, more than 10,000 people bathed on the holy day. Having natural beauty, this place is a well known picnic spot .



Sirimane Falls

One of the numerous waterfalls of the Western Ghats. This beaut iful waterfall is at 5 kilometers distance from the place Kigga near Sringeri.

This waterfall though small in size when compared to the other waterfalls of the Western Ghats. But in beauty this one as pretty as others. Best season for visiting would be just after the rainy season. It is both good and bad as this waterfall is easily accessible through road. Good, the road makes the visit safe and fast . Bad news is that such easily accessible nice places are always crowded and crowded with "picnic going" crowd. Already this place is being spoilt . One can see writings on stone and lots of plastic bags thrown around. pity!

Other places of interest nearby are : Narasimha Parvata. Aagumbe, Sringeri, Uluve Bird Sanctuary .

Fact File:

Sirimane falls is 5Kms from Kigga in Chickmagalur dist rict and is around 22kms away from the Sringeri.

Distance from Bangalore : 300+ kms.

Nearest Hospital : Sringeri.
Nearest food point : Sringeri.
Nearest Petrol Bunk : Sringeri.

How to get there:

Take a bus from Sringeri which goes to Kigga.You will not get a bus which takes you near the waterfall you will have to walk 5kms after you get down at Kigga. There is motorable way to the waterfall.



Hebbe Falls

This beautiful waterfall is 10+ kms away from the famous hill stat ion Kemmangundi. This waterfall is inside coffee estate can either be reached by walk or a four wheeler.

Fact File
Geo ... place { hebbe falls} in Chikamagalur dist rict in West Karnataka. other places of interest : - kemman gundi, kalhat ta giri falls, Shanti Falls

Distance ...

From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Tarikere
From Nearest Pet rol Bunk Tarikere
Nearest Medical Help Kemman gundi (10+ kms)
Nearest Hotel Kemman gundi




Approach :
Best Time Early Winter

Abbey Falls

This waterfalls is amidst of lush green coffee plantation and is located at about 10kms from Madikeri.

Fact File

Geo ... place { abbey falls } in madikeri(10+ kms) taluq in madikeri dist rict in South West Karnataka.

other places of interest : - iruppu falls, tadianda mol, talakaveri, bhagamandala




Distance ...

From Bangalore 250+ kms.
From Nearest Town 10kms (Madikeri).
From Nearest Pet rol Bunk Madikeri
Nearest Medical Help Madikeri.
Nearest Hotel Madikeri.

Approach :

From Madikeri catch a local transport (jeep or taxi) to the coffee estate. From here it is a 10 minutes walk to the waterfalls through the coffee fields.

Best Time Early Winter




Iruppu Falls



This waterfalls is amidst of lush green Western Ghats and is located at about 50kms from Madikeri and 20kms from NagarahoLe National Park. This stream will later join river Kaveri.



Fact File

Geo ... place { iruppu falls} in Madikeri district in South Karnataka.

Distance ...
From Bangalore 250+ kms.
From Nearest Town 10kms (Madikeri) .
From Nearest Pet rol Bunk Madikeri
Nearest Medical Help Madikeri.
Nearest Hotel Madikeri.

Approach :

Best Time Early Winter

6 comments:

  1. hi sathish plz update in benne falls detail sirsi to Benne falls is 35km, Sirsi to KASAGE 29km KUMATA to Benne Falls is 37km Kasage to HOsur(My house) 3.5km,New up to benne falls road work is going on.


    Girish Hegde
    Hosur Near Benne falls
    Po Ragihosalli
    SIRSI(north kanara)mob 9008000413

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  2. nice compilation of the falls , but u missed the falls of Agumbe and few more in coorg .

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