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Beautiful Waterfalls in Karnataka

Updated on July 6, 2017

Waterfalls Have a Special Attraction of Their Own

Waterfalls create stunning scenery. There are not many things in the world that have a lure as irresistible as these natural roller coasters. Confluence of mountains (including the mighty Western Ghats) and rivers (like Kaveri, Sharavathi, Kali, etc) has given birth to many waterfalls in Karnataka.

Here is a brief overview of some of them.

Jog Falls

Also known as Gerosoppa Falls, Jog falls is the second highest (253 m) plunge waterfall in India. It the tallest un-tiered waterfall in India. Visit Jog Falls between July and December.

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Jog Falls, Karnataka 577435, India
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Hotels Near Jog Falls

Hotel Mayura Gerusoppa Jogfalls
Sharavathi Adventure Camp

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Hebbe Falls

This 168 m waterfall is located in Chikmagalur district. It is among the exotic hill stations at Kemmangundi. Trekking is permitted, but you need to beware of leeches.

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Chikkamagaluru District, Kesavinamane, Karnataka 577131, India
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Hotels Near Hebbe Falls

Ranga Taana
The Green Leaves
Pavanaganga Homestay
Nature Nirvana
Jhari Eco Stay

Unchalli Falls

Unchalli Falls (116 m) is also known as Lushington Falls because it was discovered by J.D. Lushington, a district collector of the British Government, in 1845. This broad and beautiful wonder of nature is created by River Aghanashini and is located around 35 km from Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district.

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Harigar, Karnataka 581331, India
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Hotels Near Unchalli Falls

Pragati Home Stay - Nagarakodi
Hotel Madhuvana

Shivanasamudra Falls

Located in Mandya district, the 98 m Shivanasamudra Falls is a treat to the eyes. Here, River Kaveri bifurcates into two and the branches plummet into rocky gorges to form wonderful Shivanasamudra Falls.

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Shivanasamudra, Karnataka
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Shivanasamudra Falls

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Iruppu Falls

Located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district, this beautiful 52 m fresh water cascade is also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. It is created by River Lakshmana Theertha.

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Kurchi, Karnataka 571250, India
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Abbey Falls

Located in Kodagu district, Abbey Falls is amidst coffee plantations. You need to walk on a hanging bridge to get a good view of the falls. While enjoying your time here, beware of leeches.

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Madikeri, Hebbettageri, Karnataka 571201, India
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Sathodi Falls

Located in Uttara Kannada District, the 15 m tall Sathodi Falls is formed by various unnamed streams. Popularly known as the Mini Niagara, this falls is in Ganeshgudi forest range.

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Balagar, Karnataka 581337, India
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Mallalli Falls

Located in Kodagu district, the magnificent Mallalli Falls is formed by by Kumaradhara river, which is a tributary of Netravati river. While enjoying the scenic beauty of the place, beware of leech attacks.

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Kumaralli, Karnataka 573123, India
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Kudumari Falls

Located in a deep forest near a village known as Chaktikal, Kundapura taluk, Udupi district, the Kudumari Falls attracts trekkers from all parts of the world.

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Shimoga, Karnataka 576228, India
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Magod Falls

Bedti river forms Magod Falls (200 meters), a group of waterfalls in Magod, Uttara Kannada district. It is located amidst dense forest. Visit between July and November.

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Magod falls Road, Magod, Karnataka 581337, India
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Gokak Falls

Located in Belagavi district, Gokak Falls (52 meters) is formed by Ghataprabha river. Located around 10 kilometres from Gokak, this celebrated tourist center is well-known for its spread and shape.

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Gokak Water Falls, Dhupadal, Karnataka
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Barkana Falls

River Seetha becomes Barkana Falls (259 meters) in Shimoga district. It is located in Balehalli forest area. It is is the ninth-highest waterfall in India. The viewpoint is around three kilometers from Malandur village.

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Barkana falls, Karnataka
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Kunchikal Falls

Formed by River Varahi, this waterfall (455 meters) is located in Nidagodu. It is the highest waterfall in India. The beauty of this waterfall is that many rocks form the backdrop against which the water cascades down and presents a marvellous view.

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SH 52, Nidagodu, Karnataka 577448, India
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5 Things That You Need to Pack

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