Sunday, October 28, 2007

Waterfalls & Rivers of Karnataka - Travel Guide

Karnataka is famous for its waterfalls; it is home to some of the more spectacular falls in India. The waterfalls of Karnataka and Kudremukh National park are listed as must-see places and among the "1001 Natural Wonders of the World." . Some of these are part of the database listing the Largest Waterfalls in the World.

After a good season of rains all of Karnataka’s major river systems (Cauvery, Krishna, Sharavati and Godavari) along their course provide some great views primarily during the monsoon season. It is primarily the Rivers of the Western Ghats who along their course create some of the deepest and tallest Waterfalls anywhere in the world.

Karnataka hosts a very large number of waterfalls and river basins; there are more than 100 waterfall and river backwater or river side based Tourism destinations in Karnataka. This blog post is an attempt to catalog them by location and capture key highlights of these falls.

Around Chikmagalur

Hebbe Falls – Near Kemmangundi - River Sharavathi
Manikyadhara Falls – Near Kemmangundi – River Sharavathi
Kalathgiri Falls. – Near Kemmangundi – River Sharavathi
Shanti falls - Near Kemmangundi
Kadambi Falls - Near Kemmangundi
Sirimane Falls – Near Sringeri
Alekan falls – Near Kottigehara, Charmadi Ghat
Sirimane Falls – Near Kigga, Sringeri

Around Bangalore

Shivanasamudra Falls – 120 Km from Bangalore – Cauvery River – Second Biggest water fall in India and sixteenth largest in the world
Hogenakal Falls – 150Km from Bangalore – Cauvery River
Mekedatu – 90Km from Bangalore - Arkavati merges with Cauvery River
Muthyalamaduvu – 40Km from Bangalore - Arkavathi River
Chunchi falls – Near Kanakapura 90 Km from Bangalore – Arkavathi River

Around Mysore

Chunchanakatte Falls – Near KR nagar – Cauvery River
Balamuri - Near Mysore – Cauvery River

Around Coorg

Abbey Falls (also Abbi Falls) – Near Madikere - Cauvery River -
Irupu Falls – 50 Km from Madikere - Near Nagarhole - Lakshmana Tirtha River joining Cauvery River

Around Shimoga

Jog Falls – Near Sagara - Sharavathi River
Kunchikal Falls – Near Agumbe – Varahi River
Barkana Falls – Near Agumbe - Sita River
Arisina Gundi Waterfalls – Near Kodachadri
Dabbe Falls – Near Hosagadde, Sagar

Around Udupi (South Kanara)

Kudlu Teertha – 45 Km from Udupi – River Seetha
Jomlu Teertha - 45 Km from Udupi – River Seetha
Koosalli Falls- 85 Km from Udupi – Kundapura Taluka Near Shiroor
Kudumari Falls (Chaktikal Falls). - Kundapur Taluk
Bandaaje Arbi – Near Dharmasthala
donDole falls – Near Dharmasthala, kakkinje near charmaDi

Around North Kanara

Lalguli Falls - Near Yellapur - Kali River
Unchalli Falls (also Lushington or Keppa Jog Near because of the deafening sound) – Near Siddapur - Aghanashini River
burude falls – Near Sirsi or Siddapur - Aghanashini river
Magod Falls – Near Sirsi or Yellapur - Bedti river or Gangavati
Sathodi Falls – Near Sirsi – Kali River
Shivaganga falls – 40Km from Sirsi – Sonda River
Bennehole falls – Near Sirsi - Aghanashini river
Waate HaLLa Falls - Near Sirsi - Aghanashini river
Vibhooti Falls – Near Sirsi or Yana

Around Belgaum

Godachinmalki Falls – Near Gokak - Markandeya river joins Ghataprabha river
Gokak Falls – Near Gokak - Ghataprabha river
Vajrapoha Falls – Near Jamboti – Mandovi River

Around Raichur

Jaladurga Falls – Near Lingsugur - Krishna River

Make sure one or more of these Waterfalls in Karnataka are part to your next travel itinerary.


arunsubru said...

Karnataka which is one among the four states of southern India is truly a paradise for the nature lovers and enthusiasts. Karnataka has got enchanting hill stations, rich and colorful tradition, architechtural wonders and beautiful beaches which is framed by the Arabian Sea on the west. The state is surrounded by Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The state has three main regions the coastal plains leads the Sea; be Western Ghats parallel to the coast and inland plains of Deccan plateau. Karnataka Tours and Karnataka Tour Packages are being designed to explore the mysticala charishma of the beautiful land.

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Very good post. The fall is a perfect picnic spot with unexplored walking trails around the area. Recently, a hanging bridge has been laid across the gorge adding to the beauty of the place. The explorer in you will be really delighted to know about the unexplored and untrodden area around the falls. To reach the falls, one has to take a 500 m downhill walk from the end of the road. The area around this fall is rich with coffee bushes and wild vines and creepers. The best time to visit Abbey Falls is during the monsoons. Explore all best places to visit in Coorg also.

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