Waterfalls in Chikmagalur For A Refreshing Getaway!

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Waterfalls in Chikmagalur

Tucked away in the forests of Karnataka, this hill station is teeming with wildlife and is famous for its natural beauty. It is the perfect place to visit if you're a nature lover or just looking to recharge your batteries. Many avid trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts come here for its lush green fields, cascading waterfalls, lofty hillocks and aromatic coffee plantations which will leave you entranced. These gushing waterfalls in Chikmagalur are sure to leave you entranced with their raw natural beauty.

Here is the list of 7 Waterfalls in Chikmagalur For A Refreshing Getaway!

1. Jhari Waterfalls, Chikmagalur

Jhari Waterfalls, also known as the Buttermilk Falls, is situated near Attigundi at a distance of 12 km from Baba Budangiri. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in Chikmagalur and one of the best tourist places in the district. This mesmerising falls surrounded by dense forests and coffee plantations are created by the springs which originate in the mountains. There is a pool too which has been formed in the lower part of the waterfall for the tourists to swim and play in the water and relax. It is a perfect place to break away from the busy life of the city and unwind amidst nature's beauty.

2. Hebbe Falls, Kemmanagundi

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Among 35 waterfalls in Karnataka, the Hebbe Falls is the most exotic ones located in the Chikmagalur district in West Karnataka. This enchanted waterfall is housed in the beautiful Kemmangundi hill station, which is an 8-hour drive from Bangalore, thus offering a scenic road trip for the enthusiastic tourists. The water of Hebbe falls comprises medicinal herbs offering healing qualities, thus attracting a large number of tourists to come and have a dip in it. Apart from being one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Chikmagalur and in South India, the medicinal herbs also attract biologists and scientists.

3. Kalhatti Falls, Kemmanagundi

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Kalhatti Falls is the perfect combination for anyone seeking spirituality and serenity in a single location. Also known as the Kalahasti Falls, the Kalhatti Falls are situated in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. They are at a distance of 10 kilometres from the Kemmangundi hill station. The location has the infamous Veerabradeshwara Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The entire area is covered with greenery. Being situated close to the Chandra Drona hill, you can enjoy the view of the water pouring down from there too.

4. Shanti Falls, Kemmanagundi

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A little away from the Z point viewpoint, these waterfalls in Chikmagalur experience relatively less footfall from tourists. Hence, a visit these to witness pristine and modest waterfalls promises lush greenery and fantastic scenery all around.

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5. Shankara Falls

Located deep in the woods, the Shankar falls is situated on the way to Sringeri from Chikmagalur. The falls are inaccessible by road and hence, to reach the place, you will have to walk for about half a mile from the road. The elevation of the falls is quite low at just 15 feet and there are further layers, where the water softly hits the rocks. The place is good for a picnic spot and you can spend about two to three hours here.

6. Alekan Falls

Gushing from 90 feet above the ground, the Alekan falls is located in between Charmadi and Kottegehara in Chikmagalur district. Surrounded by thick vegetation, it is a popular stop for commuters passing through the place to embrace ts beauty. A narrow mud path connects the falls to the road and it is advised to stay clear of deep waters due to heavy currents, which can be deceiving at times. The best time to visit the place is during the monsoon.

7. Yelaneeru Falls

Tucked inside a valley, the Yelaneeru falls can be reached by taking a detour from the Kalasa-Kudremukh road. The name Yelaneeru translates to ‘tender coconut’ and there is a village in the vicinity of the waterfalls by the same name. The Yelaneeru falls makes it to the itinerary of the Kudremukh trek and the water flowing here is often described to be ‘white as milk’ by the trekkers.

Do pay a visit to these charming waterfalls in Chikmagalur when you plan a visit to this place.

This post was published by Harshitha

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