Mallalli falls, Coorg is a mesmerising beauty, located in the Western ghats in the Kodagu/Coorg district of Karnataka. The Kumaradhara River cascades beautifully as the Mallallli falls in two steps over 200 feet at the foot of the Pushpagiri Hills. The river then flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and merges with the Netrani River in Uppinangadi before mixing with the Arabian Sea at Mangalore. The steep valleys and the lush green mountains around add to the beauty of the Mallalli falls.
Activities in Mallalli Falls
A trek up to the Mallalli falls amidst natural beauty is adventurous, while tourists can also resort to an exciting jeep ride on the bumpy road to reach the falls. There are wide concrete steps to trek to the Mallalli falls, which makes the overall experience very pleasant.
Best time to visit Mallalli Falls
The best time to visit Mallalli falls is during the post-monsoon period between July and December when the waters cascade in full form with force. The lush green environs add to the charm of the place.
How to reach Mallalli Falls
Mallalli Falls is about 25 km from Somvarpet and is about 42 km from Kushalnagar. The distance from Madikeri, the headquarters of Coorg to Mallalli falls is around 57 km. Tourists can take a private taxi to the falls.
Alternatively, tourists can also take a bus from Somwarpet to Bidalli which is about 2.5km from the falls or Hanchinalli. However, a drive in a cab to Mallalli falls can be less tiring than taking a bus owing to the distance.
- Mallalli falls timings: 9 AM – 5 PM
- Mallalli falls entry: Free
Places to visit near Mallalli falls
Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary: The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the important bird sanctuaries in the world. It is only about 10 km from Mallalli falls. It’s also a world heritage site. The timing is from 6 AM to 6 PM and the entry fee is only Rs 10.
Bisle Ghat: Bisle Ghat, which is about 24 km from Mallalli falls, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Noted for the Bisle viewpoint, tourists can get splendid views of the three mountain ranges, Pushpagiri, Dodda Betta and Kumara Parvatha from there. It is also a trekker’s paradise.
Honnamana Kere: Honnamanne Kere is only about 29 km from Mallalli falls and is a picturesque lake with placid waters where tourists engage in fishing and boating. It is also a popular religious site.