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Best Time to Visit : Post-monsoon i.e. October to March

Timings : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Everyday

Entry Fee : None

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Thottikallu Falls, Bangalore Overview

Thottikallu Falls is only 35 km away from Bangalore, making it an ideal picnic spot for a half-day trip. The fall is more popularly known as TK Falls and locally as the Swarna Mukhi falls. Since this place is relatively close to Bangalore, college students and others often pay a visit to this place on weekends.

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About Thottikallu Falls

The word Swarna Mukhi translates to ‘Golden Face' . You can either take a cold shower from the waterfall or sit on one of the rocks in the surrounding area. 

Note that you need to hike for about 300 metres to reach that fall from the parking spot.  You will find a steep, narrow trail leading to a high cliff. The view from the cliff is astounding. A narrow descent will lead to the foothill which is opposite to the waterfall.

Muneshwara Swamy Shrine
Muneshwara Swamy Shrine
At Thottikallu Falls, you will find two adjacent falls. One fall has a wide shower, and the other is a narrow jet stream. People also visit the Muneshawara Temple that is located under a huge tree right at the entrance of Thottikallu Falls. 

Best Time to Visit Thottikallu Falls

It is an absolute wastage of time to visit Thottikallu Falls during summers. One will not find ample water in the falls to enjoy the glamour of this place. Hence, it is advised to visit it right after the showers of the monsoon season have ceased. This comes between October to March. Though there is no entry restriction to this place, it is suggested not to visit this place after it is dark. Make sure that you carry enough water and some food. However, there are some vendors near the parking spot that sell fresh-cut fruits, juice and Bhelpuri.

How to reach?

Ideally, google maps will help you to reach this place. Google navigation is accurate to Thottikallu Falls. 
However, below is a brief route map to reach your destination:

If you are driving your vehicle then from Bangalore take the Mysore Road, and enter the NICE Bangalore Mysore Expressway. You will get a Toll Road called the NICE Ring Road from where you need to take the Kanakpura exit to the Kanakpura road. Turn left from the Saaluhunase Bus Stop and continue on the path until Gulakamale Lake. After this lake, you need to turn left and stay on the curved road until you spot the TK Falls Parking Area.

If you are to take the bus route, you have to board a bus from Banashankari Bus Station. From Kaggalipura Bus Stop, the bus makes a left, and you will have to get down at Nallakkana Doddy Bus Stop. From here, Thottikallu Falls is at a walking distance. Or you can also board a local bus from Majestic Bus Stand. It is an hour journey from Kempegowda Bus Terminal. If you are looking for accommodation, you will find many options situated close to the falls.

Nearby Attractions

The other major attraction near Thottikallu Falls is the Bannerghatta National Park which is only 7 km away from the place. You can also visit the Byatarayana Doddi Lake (7.3 km away) or the Chudahalli Reservoir (5.6 km away) if you yet not satiated with nature walks. More places to visit within a radius of 15 km from the falls are Mantapa Lake, Kalkere State Forest, Anjaneya Temple Ravugodlu, etc.
Elephants at Banerghatta National Park
Elephants at Bannerghatta National Park

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