Dondole waterfalls is a nice water fall which is about 20+kms from Kakkinje, which is just 3 kms before Charmadi from Ujire, in the Chickamagalur District. Dondole jumps from the height of 50 feet to create a wonderful waterfall.
After leaving the Kakkinje one gets a breathtaking view of the BanDaje Arbi and the Ballala rayana durga. One can enjoy the forest and also may see a bison, or two, also wonderful birds, butterflies. Other place of interest are Bale kalu gudda.
Though these places are very near to roadheads one must carry their food and tentage. If lucky you might even get a chance to see a Bison or two. Even otherwise sighting of some wonderful birds, butterflies is for sure.
After destroying Western Ghats for roads, mines and huge power plants, Government has come up with a new idea to continue the destruction of the forests, the mini hydro electricity projects. Soon, other falls like Bandaje, Koosalli, Irpu and Kudlu Theertha will follow suit.
How to Reach Dondole Falls
- By Road: Dondole falls is around 20+ kms from Kakkinje near charnadi in South Kanara district. From Dharmasthala to Charmadi (18 kms) can be the starting point to visit the place around.
- Nearest Railway: Ujre
- Nearest Airport: Mangalore airport
- By Road: From Bangalore 350 kms