10 Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka with Pictures

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Karnataka based in South India and is a great place for tourists and adventurous people. Karnataka is blessed with the green Western Ghats and rivers which flow and form various majestic waterfalls. The arrival of monsoon and the off season monsoon are the times when these waterfalls are worth sightseeing. Here is a List of Best Waterfalls in Karnataka.

1. Abbey Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Abbey Falls

Abbey falls are 90 km away from Mangalore and the nearest town is Madikeri, 10 km away. A few combinations of streams flow together and fall down through the rough steep rocks, through theWestern Ghats. This place is surrounded with coffee and spice plantations.

2. Hebbe Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Hebbe Falls

Hebbe falls are one of the best sceneries in Chikmagalur district. It is just 8 km away from Kemmangundi. The waterfalls flows in two stages, the big stage is known as Dodda Hebbe and small one is known as Chikka Hebbe. The beginning of winters are a good time to catch the flowers and greenery in the surrounding.

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3. Jog Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Jog Falls

Jog falls are formed by Sharavathi River which falls from a height of 830 ft, making it the second tallest it India. It is combined by four distinct streams namely Raja (king) because it looks dignified, Rani (queen) because it goes through winds in a form of dance, Roarer as one of them makes a lot of noise while flowing and lastly Rocket which falls down at a high speed.

4. Sathodi Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Sathodi Falls

Sathodi falls are placed 32 km away from Yellapur district. It is surrounded forests which makes it a good picnic spot. There are several streams which meet at a place nearby known as KallaramaneGhat and then fall at a height of 15 meters.It joins the backwater in the Kodasalli dam which causes the waterfall to end.

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5. Unchalli Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Unchalli Falls

Unchalli falls are located just 25 km away from Sirsi. The fall flows the Aghanashini River 116 meters down and the widest of it is placed through the Sahyadri hills in the Western Ghats. It is called Lushington Falls by the British people, named after their district collector who had discovered it.

6. Iruppu Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Iruppu Falls

Iruppu falls are located 50 km away from Madikeri and proximately 20 km away from Nagarahole National Park. The falls originates in the Brahmagiri peaks and then dives 170 ft in two different section of its course.

7. Chunchanakatte Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Chunchanakatte Falls

Chunchanakatte falls originates from the river Cauvery near the village of Chunchanakatte in Myrsore, Karnataka. The river falls from a height of about 20 metres in the Wester Ghats in two small sections and then again joins back the main course as the mighty Cauvery.

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8. Godchinamalaki Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Godchinamalaki Falls

Godchinamalaki Falls located in the Belgaum district of Karnataka is located in a lush and deep green valley. The fall is bifurcated in two sections in the first the Markandeyariver takes a plunge of about 25 meters and flows through a rugged valley and shortly it takes the second leap of about 20 metres.

9. Gokak Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Gokak Falls

The Gokak falls is a fall also situated in the Belgun district of Karnataka, India. It’s a miniature version of the Niagra falls where the Ghataprabha river after a long and windy course take a leap of 171 ft over a cliff made of sand-stone and make a breathtaking view as the gorge flows over a rugged valley. The waterfall make a horse-shoe shape at the brim.

10. Kalhatti Falls:

Famous Waterfalls in Karnataka-Kalhatti Falls

KalhattiFalls also known as Kalahasti Falls is situated in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The waterfall makes a perfect view as it cascades from the Chandra Drona Hills and makes a plunge of 400 ft. The waterfall is situated near the famous Veerabhadreshwara Temple of Lord Shiva.