Mesmerising Waterfalls in Shimoga for a Natural Retreat

Waterfalls in Shimoga

The gorgeous waterfalls in Shimoga are one of the state's best kept secret. Little known to the travellers and commercial tourists, these beautiful waterfalls are a popular spot for day picnics and a (Read More) haven for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. The mesmerising silvery water cascading down several feets on the rocky cliffs amidst lush green woods are a visual delight to the eyes. Besides, the top of these waterfalls offers indescribable, panoramic vistas of the adjoining hills and the valley below. Some of these waterfalls fall down in layers or series of falls which is even more beautiful to look at. Especially popular among the wanderers and solitude seekers, the pristine waterfalls have almost no traffic and boast of an atmosphere of complete serenity and ataraxy. We have compiled an elaborate list of waterfalls in Shimoga, have a look now!

Here is the list of 9 Mesmerising Waterfalls in Shimoga for a Natural Retreat

1. Dabbe Falls

Dabbe Falls
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Dabbe Falls, nestled within the lush green folds of Saravathi Wildlife Sanctuary, is a hidden gem in the Shimoga region of Karnataka. The alluring waterfall in Shimoga and the gorgeous stream of water rushing down the cliff attract the nature lovers and explorers to the Dabbe falls. The word 'dabbe' translates to 'steps' in the native language.

2. Jog Falls

Jog Falls

One of the most sought after attraction and natural wonder in the region, Jog Falls is located nearly 100 km from Shimoga town. Lying in Sagara, it is the 11th highest waterfall in India created by Sharavathi River. The waterfall in Shimoga has earned over the years a few names i.e. Gersoppa falls, Gerusoppe Falls and Jogada Gundi. The fall plunges from an elevation of 253 m and pours in four parts namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. 

3. Barkana Falls

Barkana Falls
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The Barkana Falls are located between Agumbe and Shimoga and derive their name from 'barka', the mouse deer, a shy creature that inhabits this particular region. The trek route to this waterfall in Shimoga runs through the dense rainforests of the Western Ghats.

4. Jogigundi Falls

Jogigundi Falls
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Tucked away from the prying eyes of the world, the Jogigundi Falls are situated in the midst of the dense forests of Western Ghats. The unique feature of these falls is the point of origination. Unlike traditional waterfalls they do not fall from a height, instead they originate from a cave and run through a hill.

5. Onake Abbi Falls

Onake Abbi Falls
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Agumbe, which is also known as 'the Cherrapunji of the South', is located in Shimoga District in Karnataka. Home to a large number of waterfalls and rich biodiversity, Agumbe is considered to be a trekker's paradise.

6. Shivgange Falls

Shivgange Falls

Shivgange Falls located near Sirsi in Shimoga in the state of Karnataka is a haven for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. This waterfall in Shimoga cascading down several feets of cliffs amidst dense woods and plenteous vegetation is also a popular trekking spot.

7. Kunchikal Falls

Kunchikal Falls

Kunchikal Falls located on the Shimoga- Udupi highway in Karnataka is India's highest waterfalls situated on River Varahi. There is also a hydro-electric plant installed on this waterfall in Shimoga to generate electricity. Situated amidst the dense lusty woods, the waterfalls are also a popular trekking spot.

8. Hidlumane Falls

Hidlumane Falls

Located in the dense Mookambika forests, Hidlumane Falls is a series of 6 - 7 mesmerising waterfalls in the district of Shimoga, Karnataka. All of these waterfalls are hidden from view of one another and the most gorgeous one is situated at the top and is the last of the series.

9. Achakanya Falls

Achakanya Falls

Situated in the village of Aralasurali in Shimoga, Karnataka, Achakanya Falls is one of the town's best kept secrets. The waterfall is formed over River Sharavathi in the dense woods of the Western Ghats. The 6-7 feet high waterfalls is a visual delight to the eyes, a popular picnic spot for the locals and also an ideal trekking spot.

Which of these waterfalls in Shimoga have you visited? Let us know your experience in the comments below!

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