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Waterfalls in Karnataka

Waterfalls in Karnataka are striking landscapes that you should not miss while you are in Karnataka. These are some real gems of natural charm that give immense beauty. You can take a refreshing bath, or you want to behold the sight of a waterfall. In both these conditions, you will stay connected with natural beauty.

The waterfalls of Karnataka are surrounded by lush greenery that attracts tourists from all over the world. The list of waterfalls of Karnataka will not steal your heart because it can win your heart with just one glimpse.

Here is the list of some of the most beautiful Waterfalls of Karnataka.

Kadambi Falls

This waterfall is a delight for nature lovers as it is surrounded by lush greenery. It is located in the Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur. Being located between the ranges of Sringeri and Kudremukh, this waterfall is easily visible from a nearby bridge. Kadambi waterfall is the perfect place for those who want to experience the beauty of Western Ghat. Spend some time here to absorb the natural beauty in the serene atmosphere.

  • Height of Kadambi Falls: 30 ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: October to April

Things to Do

  • Trekking
  • Relaxation
  • Photography
  • Camping
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Sightseeing

Abbey Falls

This waterfall is one of the most popular attractions in Coorg that is also known as Abbi Falls. It offers spectacular sights to witness as it lies in the center of aromatic spice plantations and lush coffee estates. The fresh aroma and cool breeze make this waterfall captivating. You have to walk on around 200 steps to reach the falls from the main entrance. Whether you want to enjoy a picnic time or soak in the realm of nature, Abbey Falls is just the ideal place.

  • Height of Abbey falls: 70 ft (approx)
  • Best Time to visit: July to October

Things to do

  • Take a tour of coffee and cardamom plantations
  • Experience the best natural beauty
  • Trekking
  • Photography

Hanuman Gundi Falls

It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Karnataka that gives extraordinary beauty to nature. Hanuman Gundi waterfalls has proximity to Mangalore- Solapur National Highway. Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls has two other names, Sutanabbe Falls or Soothe Abbi Falls. This waterfall gives you chilled and crystal clear water that comes over the rocks and pooling at your feet. It sounds amazing. Encountering this experience by visiting this waterfall.

  • Height of Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls:-72 feet (approx)
  • Best time to visit: October to February

Things to Do

  • Explore Kudremukh National Park,
  • Visit Karkala
  • Trekking   
  • Enjoy shopping at Janta Market
  • Strolling around Lakya Dam

Chelavara Falls

It is counted as one of the most enthralling waterfalls all over the South. The water from 150 feet splashes on the tortoise-shaped rock.  Here the water forms a big natural pool, where you can spend your leisure time with your close ones. Being close to Chomakund hills, it is one of the perfect trekking destinations. And adds an extra layer of fun to your vacation.

  • Height of Chelavara Falls- 150 feet (approx)
  • Best time to visit: September to November

Things to Do

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Relaxation
  • Photography
  • Check out the Sunset Point
  • Pay a visit to Bhagvathi & Kekmani Bhagavathi Bhadrakali Temples

Iruppu Falls

This gem of Brahmagiri Hills is also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls by locals. It also has a mythological connection with the epic Ramayana that makes it one of the most popular waterfalls in Karnataka. This waterfall is formed by a stream from Brahamgir Peaks, Lakshmana Teertha that finally connects with the Kaveri River. There are camping sites, temples, and natural beauty that makes it a perfect family destination.

  • Height of Iruppu Falls: 170 ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: August to January

Things to do

  • Take a dip in the waterfall
  • Nature walk
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Nature sightseeing
  • Picnic

Benne Hole Falls

This waterfall is an exquisite outcome of a tributary Aghanashini river that makes its way by a thick forest cover of Devimane Ghats. It has a creamy white appearance that is the reason behind its name. You can spot various species of birds, like black-headed oriole, plum-headed parakeet, orange minivet, jungle owlet, and grey jungle fowl. One of the ideal ways to reach this waterfall is Jeep Safari. Enjoying the natural beauty at its best with this waterfall.

  • Height of Benne Hole Falls: 200 ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: September to December

Things to do

  • Jeep safari
  • Picnic
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching

Shivanasamudra Falls

This waterfall is famous as the popular weekend getaway from Bangalore. It is located at a distance of 81 km from Mysore, this waterfall is located in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It gives a likeness of a segmented waterfall because of the various parallel streams of water flowing adjacent to each other. The scenery becomes more appealing during the rainy season. You can plan your vacation here with your friends, family or partner. You will get many opportunities to make a vacation remarkable.

  • Height of Shivanasamudra Falls: 300 ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: September to January

Things to do

  • Explore wildlife sanctuary
  • Visit famous temples
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming in the Kaveri River

Kalhatti Falls

There are no clouds of doubt that Kalhatti Waterfall is one of the most wonderful waterfalls in Karnataka. And numerous reasons show its unique charm that makes it unique from others.  Near the waterfall, there is the striking temple- Veerabhadreshwara Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This waterfall gushes from the Chandra Drona Hills from the height of 400 feet. It is popular among ardent trekkers because of its geographical aspect. Whether you are nature admirers, pilgrims, or looking to refresh your mood, this ideal waterfall fits all.

  • Height of Kalhatti Waterfall: 400ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: July to November

Things to do

  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Photography
  • Get blessings from Veerabhadra temple,
  • Visit Chandra Drona Hills

Hebbe Falls

Encircled by rich coffee plantations and thick forest, Hebbe Falls is settled in the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve. The water gushes come down in 2 stages- Dodda Hebbe(Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls). It is suggested to swim in the pool as it is believed that water contains herbs that have curative properties. Trek of 2 km and explore the flora and fauna are all about giving your senses a treat.

  • Height of Hebbe Falls: 551 ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: November to February

Things to do

  • Jeep Safari
  • Get the sunset view from Kemmangundi Hill
  • Absorb spiritual aura from Temples
  • Explore the diverse range of plants

Jog Falls

Jog Falls reflects immense natural beauty that will win your heart in just a fraction of seconds. One of the highest waterfalls of the country, Jog Falls is surely a delight for every kind of tourist.  
It is nestled on the border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district. This waterfall is also known as Jogada Gundi, Gersoppa Falls, and Geruoppe Falls. The beauty of this fall can't be described in words. It is better to visit there and store the beauty in your heart for a lifetime.

  • Height of Jog Falls: 833 ft (approx)
  • Best time to visit: August to January

Things to do

  • Visit Linganamakki Dam
  • Explore Kanoor Fort
  • Picnic at Tunga Anicut Dam
  • Photography