Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee,
Parking Fee: INR 30
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Chunchi falls, is an almost 50 feet high cascade of falls, which is fed by the river Arkavati. Located at a distance of 83km from Bangalore, Chunchi Falls lies en route to Mekedatu and Sangama in Karnataka. Mekedatu is a rocky valley, while Sangama is the meeting point of three rivers. This spot is extremely popular as a picnic spot. It derived its name from a tribal couple, Chuncha and Chunchi. These falls are a perfect way to escape the grind, as they are tucked away from the commercialisation and are usually deserted.
On the way to Chunchi Falls, travellers also come across a watchtower which enables them to devour a panoramic 360-degree view of the rocky terrain adorned with deciduous forest. If you are an adventure junkie, then you can trek down to the falls to soak in the beauty of the surroundings.
There is a power station ahead of Chunchi falls. Chunchi falls had a lot of water before the installation of this power station. However, after the installation of the power station, the amount of water has reduced significantly in the Chunchi falls. One should not try to step closer to the falls; as it might be risky and dangerous. Chunchi falls witnessed accidents before. Hence, staying here until late evening is not advisable. As when the place is deserted, the chances of mishaps are high. Swimming is also prohibited here due to the strong undercurrents and presence of crocodiles.