Label : Must Visit
Tags : Waterfall
Timings : November - January
Time Required : 1 day
Trek Distance : 10 km
Trek Difficulty : Moderate
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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 runs through the dense rainforests of the Western Ghats. During monsoons, the regions start buzzing with life as new streams begin to emerge and the canopy of vegetation gets dense enough for any traveller to lose orientation. The best time to visit these falls are in the early days of winter.
Rail: Udupi is the nearest railway station to Agumbe situated at a distance of 53 kms. You can either take local buses or hire cabs to reach Agumbe.
Road: Agumbe is well connected by road to Shimoga, Udupi and Mangalore. Therefore you can take local buses from any of these places. There are also KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses plying between Bangalore and Agumbe.
Availability of night trek: Not available
Base Camp: Agumbe
Days required for the trek: 1 day
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate
Height above sea level: 850 feet
Nearest Airport: Mangalore (Apprrox 93 kms)
Nearest Railhead: Udupi ( Approx 53 kms)
Region: Western Ghats
Starting point of trek: Malandur Village
Type: Waterfall Trek
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