8 Best Must Visit Waterfalls in Karnataka
Karnataka is blessed with so much natural beauty! From dense forests, hill stations, varied wildlife, and coffee and spice plantations, to the magnificent views of the western ghats and the gushing waterfalls–Karnataka is a nature lover's paradise! The state has some of the best waterfalls in the entire country. With the monsoon season in full swing, now is an excellent time to plan a trip to visit the waterfalls in Karnataka.
Here are eight famous waterfalls in Karnataka that you can plan to visit.
Located in the scenic hill station of Chikmaglur, Hebbe Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Karnataka. The falls are located inside the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. You can visit the sanctuary and then proceed toward the waterfall. A small pool forms around the waterfall where visitors can take a dip to refresh themselves. Sacred herbs in the waterfalls are said to have properties to cure diseases. The waterfall is divided into two stages as it descends–Dodda Hebbe and Chikka Hebbe. The way to the waterfalls is an adventurous one. It is a 2 km trek through a beautiful dense forest to reach this hidden gem.
Known as the Niagra Falls of India, Jog Falls is the second highest waterfall in the country. The waterfall cascades down from a height of 253 metres onto the rocks. Located on the Sharavati river in the Western Ghats, the surrounding view of the waterfall is lush green and scenic. This is one of the most famous waterfalls in Karnataka. Its beauty is magnified during the monsoons as the surrounding areas become even lusher with the heavy rainfall.
Located in one of the most popular hill stations Coorg, Abbey Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Karnataka. Many small streams come together to form this magnificent waterfall which cascades down rocky slopes into a coffee plantation. You can drive down to the coffee plantation and then walk to the waterfall.
After a visit to the falls, you can check into the resort in Coorg by Club Mahindra Madikeri to unwind. A comfortable stay with amenities and experiences that will make your trip enjoyable is guaranteed.
Located 55 km from Sirsi, Burude Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in Karnataka. During the summers, one can trek through a creek to reach this waterfall. During the winters and the monsoons, the trail becomes very rough. This is a five-step waterfall that is surrounded by dense flora and fauna. There are tents and homestays near the waterfall where you can stay as it will take a few days to explore the waterfall and the surrounding area.
Located 82 km from Chikmagalur, Kalhatti Falls is one of the most scenic waterfalls in Karnataka. The waterfall falls from an altitude of 400 feet. Kalhatti falls cascade down the Chandra Drona Hills in front of the Veerabhadreshwara temple. There is a mountain adjoining the waterfall which houses a variety of flora and fauna. The view of the falls and the surrounding natural beauty is truly marvelous!
Located very close to Bangalore, the Chunchi waterfall is fed by the Arkavati river. The waterfall cascade from the height of 50 feet. Since it is located very close to the city, it’s a perfect weekend getaway spot to escape the everyday hustle-bustle. A small pool forms under the waterfall where you can take a dip. If you’re looking for some adventure you can trek to the waterfall. The trekking trail to the waterfall is scenic with lush greenery all over.
Located near Dandeli, the Sathodi Falls are called ‘mini Niagra’ by the locals residing there. The rectangular-shaped waterfall cascades down 50 feet forming a natural pool where you can swim. The waterfall is formed by several small streams converging together. It’s a great picnic spot for you and your loved ones because of the surrounding natural beauty.
This one has to be one of the most stunning waterfalls in Karnataka. Arasina Makki falls is located inside Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. To get there, you have to trek through the dense forests of the Kodachari Hills for 1-2 km. The waterfall cascades down 50 meters into a naturally formed pool.
Karnataka is a beautiful state with a lot of natural beauty to offer. The waterfalls in Karnataka add to the natural beauty of it all. You can plan a trip just to visit the many waterfalls the state has to offer. Plan a trip and enjoy these wonders of nature up close!