Thursday, October 20, 2011

Waterfalls in Karnataka I

Every state in India has its own charms and Karnataka is no exception. This post is all about some of the wonderful presentations of nature that I have come across in these regions! Hope to cover more of them as my travels continue...


I. Irupu falls (Iruppu falls) (Kodagu district)




Irupu falls is located in the Brahmagiri range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. The falls is also known as Lakshmana Thirtha falls (name derived from the Lakshmana thirtha river that flows here). There is also a trekking trail from here to the Brahmagiri peak in Southern Kodagu.



Reach: 48kms from Virajpet, 50kms from Madikeri, 120kms from Mysore and 260kms from Bangalore. Nagarahole national park, Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary, Madikeri are few of the interesting places nearby.

Bangalore-Hunsur-Nagarahole-Kutta-Irupu

June to December is a good time to visit Irupu falls.



II. Magod falls (Uttara Kannada district)




Magod falls is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. River Bedti makes a gigantic leap of 650ft to form the pretty Magod falls. The place has got good view points and a PWD rest house for tourists. Weekdays are empty and weekends are crowded.



Reach: 17kms from Yellapur, 80kms from Karwar, 500+kms from Bangalore. On the highway connecting Yellapur to Ankola, a deviation to the left, 5kms after Yellapur leads to this falls. Sathodi falls, Kavadikere, Jenukalgudda are other places of interest nearby.
Bangalore-Chitradurga-Haveri-Sirsi-Yellapur-Magod falls

Best time would be end of monsoons and early winter.



...to be continued
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