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Waterfalls in Karnataka

Iruppu Falls

The Iruppu Falls is situated amidst lush green Western Ghats in the Kodagu district in Karnataka on the Brahmagiri hills. This waterfall is located about 50 kms from Madikeri and 20 kms from Nagarahole National Park. The River Lakshmana-tirtha flows nearby which joins the Kaveri river. According to the legends, one day when Lord Rama and Lakshmana, were on their way while searching for Sita, the Lord Rama asked Lakshmana to fetch some drinking water for him. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri hills and thus the river Lakshmanatirtha came into being. This river descends perpendicularly into the Iruppu Falls. This place is believed to possess the power to cleanse one's sins and is visited by thousands of devotees from far and nearby places on Shivaratri. This waterfall is also known as Lakshmana teertha falls. There is also a temple dedicated to Sri Ram, surrounded by paddy fields, from where it is a climb up to the falls through natural forest. The Brahmagiri peak and a place called Pakshi Patala are also situated near Iruppu Waterfalls.

Abbey Falls
Abbey Falls, Karnataka

The Abbey Falls are situated about 10 kms from Madikeri in the Kodagu district in Karnataka. These waterfalls are situated amidst lush green coffee plantation and a big attraction for tourists and film stars. Even during the summer there is plenty of water in these falls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the main road, from where a path goes through lovely coffee and cardamom plantations right up to them. These waterfalls offers a splendid backdrop for picnics. These waterfalls cascade their way down steps into limpid pools to join the Cauvery river. The ideal time to visit the falls is during the monsoon.

Jog Falls

The Jog Falls are the highest waterfalls situated in the Sagar Taluk in the Shimoga district in the North West Karnataka. At this place, the river Sharavati falls from a height of 292 m forming a glorious waterfall. The river forms four different tracks which are named 'Raja', 'Rani', 'Roarer' and 'Rocket' which are named as per the majesty they display. When the water is less you can actually walk down to the bottom of the water fall. The falls are at their best during the monsoon, where the arching rainbows colour the mist. So the best time to visit this place is during the monsoons, i.e from July to August.

Jog Falls, Karnataka
Unchalli Falls

The Unchalli Falls are situated in the North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. These water falls are situated in the thick Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats. Here river 'Aghanashini' runs through thick woods and makes a spectacular waterfall. The transport plies only to a place called Heggarani. From Heggarani it is a few kilometers walk. The best time to visit these waterfalls is during early winter.

Burude Falls

Burude, the wonderful waterfalls are about 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 summers. In rainy and winter season, it gets full 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 small climb you will get to see the other end of the waterfall. And the last stretch of this waterfall can only be heard from here. The best time to visit these waterfalls is during early winter and summers.

Magod Falls

The Magod Falls are located on the Bedti river in the Yellapur taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. The height of this water fall is around 650 feet. On the way to this waterfall you will find nice lake called "Kavade Kere" of about 60 acres area. The best time to visit these waterfalls is during early winters and late rainy season.

Satoddi Falls

Satoddi Falls are situated in the Ganeshgudi forest range, about 32 kms. away from Yellapur in the North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. Several unknown streams converge near Kallaramane Ghat and falls from a height of about 15 m to create a picturesque picnic spot. These waterfalls are situated amidst the dense forests and known as the “mini-Niagara of Uttara Kannada District.” Now, the Satoddi Waterfalls are on the verge of submersion. The Kodasalli dam built down the stream of the river is the main cause of the death of this beautiful waterfall. The best time to visit these waterfalls is during winters and early summers.

Hogenakkal Falls
Hogenakkal Falls, Karnataka

Hogenakkal is situated at the borders of Karnataka, about 46 kms from Dharmapuri, the headquarters of the district of the same name. The river Kaveri which enters in Tamil Nadu as a big river flows here as natural falls, thus making the place serene and panoramic. The Kaveri river is the one of the major rivers of India and the perennial river of the south. The Kaveri river originates as a small stream in the Kodagu in Karnataka and gather several small streams on its way down south. The word Hogenakkal is made of two words, Hoge and Kal. Hoge in Kannada means smoke and Kal means rocks. Hence, the Hogenakkal means smoky rocks. The river when falls on the rocks below, then the gushing force of the water looks like as if smoke is coming from the

rocks so this place is as Hogenakkal. At many places, these falls make a descends as far as 20 meters. The rushing water runs through the tunnel like outlets. The current of the flowing waters are extremely high. The Falls also makes continuing thundering sound at various places which gives the area a different atmosphere. At Hogenakkal, the water spreads for miles around and on these waters, the cruise on the special boats called as 'Parisal" can also be done. The Parisal ride will give you an enthralling experience. Hogenakkal also offers the visitors a different atmosphere and refreshing relaxation. Hogenakkal can be visited at all days throughout the year. On the new moon days of Thai and Adi month, the pilgrims take a dip in the river. On the 18th August of Adi month, a festival to offer tribute to the river goddess is celebrated with gaiety.


Information about Karnataka
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Beaches in Karnataka
Karwar || Marwanthe || Malpe || Murudeshwar || Mangalore

Cities in Karnataka
Aihole || Badami || Bangalore || Belur || Bijapur || Hampi || Hassan || Halebid || Mysore || Pattadakal || Somnathpur || Sravanabelagola || Srirangapatnam

Distances from Cities in Karnataka
Badami || Bangalore || Bijapur || Hassan || Hospet || Mangalore || Mysore

Festivals of Karnataka
Pattadakkal Dance Festival || Makar Sankranti || Hoysala Mahotsava || Ugadi || Ganesh Chaturthi || Hampi Festival || Dussehra || Karaga

Hill Stations in Karnataka
Nandi Hills || Kemman Gudi || Biligirirangana Hills || Kudremukh || Madikeri or Coorg || Chikmagalur || Gangamoola

Waterfalls in Karnataka
Iruppu Falls || Abbey Falls || Jog falls || Unchalli Falls || Burude falls || Magod falls || Satoddi falls || Hogenakkal falls

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka
B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary || Bandipur National Park || Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary || Nagarhole National Park

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