Water Falls in Karnataka

Karnataka is blessed with abundant natural beauty. The confluence of green hills and sparkling rivers have resulted in a number of waterfalls in the state. The rush of voluminous water thundering down from great heights amidst lush green beauty define the splendour of the waterfalls in Karnataka. Many of these waterfalls are a mesmerizing sight to behold throughout the year while a few are seasonal splendours that come alive during the monsoons.

Karnataka has waterfalls of several types: block, cataract, cascade, horsetail, plunge, segmented and tiered. For anyone who wishes to explore the awe inspiring beauty of the waterfalls in India, Karnataka is one of the best places to do so. The charm of the mystical waterfalls in the state attracts tourists from all around the world. We bring to you an exhaustive list of the irresistible waterfalls in Karnataka.

  1. Abbey Falls, Coorg
  2. Achakanya Falls, Shimoga
  3. Alekhan Falls, Chikmagalur
  4. Apsarakonda Falls, Honnavar
  5. Arasinagundi Falls, Kollur
  6. Balmuri Falls, Mysore
  7. Bandaaje Arbi Falls, Chikmagalur
  8. Barachukki & Gaganachukki Falls, Shivanasamudra, Mandya
  9. Barkana Falls, Shimoga
  10. Benne Hole Falls, Karwar
  11. Burude Falls, Karwar
  12. Cauvery / Shivasamudram Waterfalls, Mysore
  13. Chunchanakatte Falls, Mysore
  14. Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura
  15. Dabbe Falls, Shimoga
  16. Dondole falls, Mangalore
  17. Godachinamalki Falls, Belgaum
  18. Gokak Falls, Belgaum
  19. Hebbe Falls, Kemmanagundi
  20. Hidlumane Falls, Shimoga
  21. Honnamma Falls, Kemmanagundi
  22. Honnemaradu Falls, Shimoga
  23. Iruppu falls, Mysore
  24. Jaramadagu Falls, Chikkaballapur
  25. Jog Falls, Shimoga
  26. Jomlu Theertha Falls, Udupi
  27. Kalhatta Giri Falls, Kemmanagundi
  28. Kadambi Falls, Kudremukh
  29. Koodlu Theertha Falls, Agumbe
  30. Kudumari Falls, Udupi
  31. Kunchikal Falls, Shimoga
  32. Lalguli Falls, Karwar
  33. Magod Falls, Karwar
  34. Mallalli Falls, Coorg
  35. Muthyala Madu, Bangalore
  36. Nisargadhama Falls, Coorg
  37. Sathodi Falls, Haveri
  38. Shanti Falls, Chikmagalur
  39. Shiv Gange Falls, Shimoga
  40. Sirimane Falls, Chikmagalur
  41. Sural Falls, Belgaum
  42. Unchalli Falls, Shimoga
  43. Viboothi Falls, Karwar
  44. Watta Halla Falls, Karwar

Travel tips for trekking at Waterfalls

Go for forest friendly coloured clothes like
LitterDon’t jump into water pool as there
could be boulders beneath
Flat, comfortable walking shoes Tease animals Before plunging into stream for swimming seek
locals’ advice
Camera preferably with a tele photo lens Talk loudly/make noise Carry a bottle of kerosene to smear over
the shoes to avoid leeches
Torch, sunglasses and hat Get off the vehicle unless asked Do not step on bounlders covered with algae
as they might slip
Essential Medicines Use strong perfumes Stay away from alcohol and liquor
BinocularsPick up anything as Souvenir Do not go too close to the falls, as the water pressure
could gush you out
Light jacket for winter Touch insects/birds nest
Listen to sounds of nature Wear bright coloured clothes
Observe/obey safety rules during safaries,
coracles/boat rides and rafting
Play music
Always be alert Disturb the tranquivility of the place
Feed animals

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