Mallalli Falls

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Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 3-4 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Mallalli Falls, Coorg Overview

Mallalli Falls, the stunning milky white waterfalls, lies in the northern region of Kodagu district in the south-western Indian State of Karnataka. These falls lie 26 kilometres away from the town of Somwarpet, at the foot of the Pushpagiri Hills. The falls originate where River Kumaradhara takes a deep plunge of over 1000 metres and then follow a natural route that ends into the Arabian Sea. The heavenly scenery with lush green forests and the clear white waters of River Kumaradhara falling deep from the point of origin of the waterfall is a sight never to be missed.

Mallalli Falls is one of the most mystifying waterfalls in Coorg, Karnataka. This mesmerising waterfall is often spoken about along with the Abbey Falls in Kodagu, and their beauty cannot be compared with any other natural water body. Mallalli Falls are seasonal falls and are best witnessed during the monsoons. They fall from a height of 1000 metres sequentially in two tiers. You'll know how beautiful the falls are right from the moment you spot them from the base. As you walk ahead, hear the heavenly sounds of the falls increase in volume and when you trek up to the location, feel the cool water drizzle on your face.

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Mallalli Trek

The best way to reach the location of the Mallalli Falls is by trekking. It's a pleasant route and has wide concrete steps that lead to the waterfall. The Government has taken efforts to make the waterfalls easily accessible and convenient for visitors. As you trek, you will experience little, mesmerizing streams of water tumbling over the sturdy, black boulders on the mountain.

 Trekkers can drive from Somwarpet to Kalahali Road which is a 10-kilometre drive. Beyond Kalahali Road, the route narrows down, just enough for a small car to pass. It is advisable that the visitors park their vehicles here and begin trekking up the route which is only a 2-3 kilometre walk up the mountain.

This trek is perfect for those who are in for an adventure in the sunny but misty climate and those who want to discover and explore the thick forests, fruit orchards or private coffee plantation estates around the waterfall region. If you wish to visit the bottom of the waterfall, you can track the stream and walk carefully down the falls. It will barely take another 40–45 minutes of trekking, but the view is stunning. As you walk down, do notice the cool and refreshing drizzle from the waterfalls. If you wish to capture some gorgeous pictures, head towards the viewpoint marked near and gather memories like never before. 

Geography of Mallalli Falls

The Mallalli Falls are located in the Western Ghats of India and fall in Coorg, Karnataka. It is situated about 26 kilometres from Somwarpet in Coorg District and lie at the base of the Kumara Parvatha or the Pushpagiri Hills. The Mallalli Falls are formed by the waters of River Kumaradhara that originate on the Western Ghats itself. After plunging down the location of the Mallalli falls, the river water flows down towards Mangalore passing through Kukke Subrahmany. Further on, the river merges with River Netravati before flowing into the Arabian Sea.

Best Time To Visit Mallalli Falls

The best time to visit Mallalli Falls is between June and September as the falls are seasonal and the water levels are at its peak during the monsoon season.

Tips For Visiting Mallalli Falls

1. Make sure you wear appropriate trekking gear.
2. Carry spare clothes to change in case you get wet with the waterfall drizzle.
3. Wear protective footwear as there are leeches in the forests and on the marshes of the falls; especially during the monsoons.
4. Carry a first aid kit.
5. Carry enough water and snacks as there is no provision around.
6. Be careful as you walk up the steps in the region.
7. Make sure you park your vehicles responsibly on the Kalahali Road.
8. Do not leave precious belongings in the parked vehicles.

How To Reach Mallalli Falls

The best and easiest way to reach Mallalli Falls is by hiring a jeep or taxi or driving your private vehicles down to Kalahali Road through Somwarpet Taluk. The location where the road narrows down is the place where visitors are advised to park their vehicles and begin trekking.

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