Vibhooti Falls is one of the many waterfalls in the Western Ghats. Surrounded by large rocks and limestone deposits, the waterfall is a picturesque spot. The water flows in steps that make it the ideal refuge spot for hot summers.
Set about 50 kilometers from Sirsi in North Kanara, the waterfall gets its name from the limestone rock found in the area. Vibhooti also translates to mean ash. According to local legends, the waterfall was formed when ashes from the burning of Basmasur had washed away. It is also known as the Mabgi Falls because of its proximity to a village by the same name.
Vibhooti Falls – Nearby Places To Visit
- Yana: This is a pilgrimage spot with a cave temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandrika. During Shivratri, the cave temple witnesses ten days of celebrations.
- Unchalli Falls: Created by the river Aghanashini, this waterfall is about 30km from Sirsi. Water flows down a height of 116m creating an enchanting vision, especially during the monsoons.
- Benne Hole Falls: This waterfall is also created by the river Aghanashini. The area is popular with trekkers and nature lovers.
- Gokarna Beach: The non-commercial beach is unique in terms that it is flanked by mountains on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other.
Best Time to Visit Vibhooti Falls
The best time to visit the waterfall is between October and March. At this time the water levels are at their highest and gush over the rocks.
How To Reach Vibhooti Falls
The Vibhooti Falls are about 400kms away from Bangalore and 50kms from Sirsi. KSRTC buses and private taxis ply regularly between Sirsi and the Vaddi cross. From here, the Waterfall is a short walk away.
Sirsi is the closest railway station to the Vibhooti Falls. The station is around 44 kilometers.
At a distance of 252km, the Mangalore International Airport is the closest airport.