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Tags : Waterfall

Timings : 24 hrs

Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Entry Fee : INR 5

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Sathodi Falls, Dandeli Overview

The Sathodi falls, locally known as 'mini- Niagra' lies in the Uttara Kannada district of Yellapur, in Karnataka. Several unnamed streams near Kallaramane ghat unite together to form the Sathodi Falls. Until a few years back the non-locals were completely unaware of its existence until it started attracting tourists. The Sathodi waterfall is 15 metres tall and appears to be rectangular.

These exquisite waterfalls run through the forest, and there is half a kilometre of an enjoyable walk which takes around 20 minutes from the entrance & parking spot to the actual falls. There are accurately placed signboards for convenience. At the entrance, you will have to pay INR 5 per head. As you walk for about 10 minutes, you will clearly hear the sound of cascading water. The path that leads to the waterfall is very narrow, and you will have to walk slowly. The waterfall runs all the year-round. The waterfall has a natural pool where swimming in the water is possible.

The waterfalls are rapturing enough, while the road which leads to the waterfalls from Yellapur is an enjoyable jungle ride. The only high ground clearance vehicles can go through this route. After falling, the water from this fall joins the backwaters of Kodasalli dam.

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Best Time To Visit Sathodi Falls

It is not a good idea to visit the Sathodi falls during the monsoons. It might be extremely slippery and dangerous. Any time other than the rainy season, is absolutely fine to plan a trip to the Sathodi falls. Although March to mid June would be absolutely perfect.

Tips For Visiting Sathodi Falls

1. There are several leeches around the waterfall, especially when the rainy season is approaching. You can wear covered clothes to prevent them from sucking blood.
2. Carry mosquito repellent ointments, since a lot of mosquitoes breed here due to the lush greenery and availability of water.
3. Do not proceed close to the waterfall, if you feel that the rocks are a little slippery.
4. Wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes
5. There is only one restaurant near the Sathodi falls.  It is advisable that you pack food and light snacks or beverages. Carry water as well. There are several shops and restaurants in Yellur. You can easily get your food packed on your way to the waterfall.

How To Reach Sathodi Falls

You can go by air to Hubli, which is the nearest airport to Yellapur. A direct flight for Hubli is easily available from major cities like Bangalore and Mysore. From Hubli, you can hire a bus or a taxi to your destination. Hubli is opposite to the Magod falls and travelling from Magod falls to Sathodi, will take approximately 90 minutes. There is a turnoff from Hubli, following which the Sathodi waterfall is 25 kms away.


1. Click amazing photographs, capturing memories for a lifetime. Sathodi falls is picture perfect and scenic.
2. Enjoy picnicking with family or friends. Spend quality time with them, in the lap of nature.
3. Experience the power of tumbling water, towering rocks and be overwhelmed by the cascade of water.
4. You can even go for fishing at the Pansoli backwaters once you have seen the waterfall.

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