About 10kms from Kemmangundi, Kalhatti Falls is mesmerizing offering an excellent view of the cascading water from the Chandra Drona Hill from 45 m above. The falls is in front of the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
After crossing the water falls the Temple can be approached. In March/April an annual jatra is held attracting pilgrims from all over.
Kalhatta Giri falls is in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka, 8 hour drive from Bangalore. Kemmangundi hill station is said to be the summer retreat for the erstwhile Wodeyar ruler, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. It has beautifully laid gardens, magnificent mountain ranges and splendid valleys, and is an excellent visual treat for the tourists.
How to Reach Kalhatta Giri Falls
- Nearest Railway Station: Tarikere
- Nearest Airport: Bangalore airport
- By Road: From Bangalore 245 kms, Mangalore 150 kms, Tarikere 35 kms, Kemmannagundi 10 kms