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Unchalli Falls in Coorg

Around 35 km from Siddapur in Karnataka, Unchalli falls is counted amongst the best tourist attractions that one can possibly ask for. First discovered in 1845 by a British district collector, J.D Lushington, the falls are also known as Lushington falls.

To enjoy the best of the lush green surroundings, it is advised that one must make his way to the beautiful waterfalls via trekking. Trek to the Unchalli falls starts from the Heggarani region, around 5 km away. The short yet wonderful trek passes through thick forests, and tourists may take the help of a guide to make it through.

The source of the waterfall, the Aghanashini river, makes a steep drop here, near about 116 meters, which makes the sight of Unchalli truly captivating. The gushing waterfall can be heard after crossing halfway on the trek from Heggarani. Unchalli falls, with its mesmerizing beauty and refreshing ambiance, has become one of the most apt picnic spots in the region.

Timings of Unchalli Falls Coorg - 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fee - INR 5 per person, INR 10 for two-wheelers, INR 40 for four wheelers


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    ( Age 13 above )
  • Children
    ( Age 2–12 )
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FAQs about Unchalli Falls

Q: How many steps are in Unchalli Falls?

Ans. There are 300 steps from the starting point of the trek to the first viewpoint at 500 meters.

Q: Which river is in Unchalli Falls?

Ans. Unchalli Falls is a famous waterfall in Uttara Kannada district's Sirsi Taluk. Here, River Aghanashini drops 116 meters, creating a waterfall.

Q: How to reach Unchalli Falls?

Ans. Unchalli Falls is accessible from cities like Bangalore (440 km) and Mangalore (260 km). The nearest village to this waterfall is Heggarani at 5 km and Sirsi at 35 km. The nearest airport is 140 km in Hubballi. Vehicles stop 1 km from the waterfall, and you have to cover the rest on foot.