If you are working on your vacation plans this year, you have every reason to keep Karnataka tourism on your agenda. Karnataka is an exotic state of India offering century old heritage, architectural splendors, amazing sea beaches and magnificent cascading water falls. Karnataka, the eighth largest state of India in terms of area, is a land of amazing tourist spots. ,karnataka water falls,karnataka waterfalls, karnataka tourism,tourist destinations in karnataka,tourist spots karnataka The cradle of an ancient civilization, Karnataka has to its credit a plethora of rock cut temples; an exemplar of awe inspiring architecture and art.
Home to many dynasties, it boasts of many temples and monuments that have been enlisted as world heritage sites. Besides Karnataka has scenic and unspoilt hill stations that are frequented by those seeking the serene. ,karnataka water falls,karnataka waterfalls, karnataka tourism,tourist destinations in karnataka,tourist spots karnataka Among these exotic hill stations are beautiful Waterfalls in Karnataka that cascade from great heights.
Known for its water falls, Karnataka can boast of Jog falls of Shimoga District which is one of the highest waterfalls in Asia. ,karnataka water falls,karnataka waterfalls, karnataka tourism,tourist destinations in karnataka,tourist spots karnataka Abbey Falls, Achakanya Falls, Balmuri falls, Chunchanakatte Falls are some of the well known falls among the many waterfalls of Karnataka.
Kudremukh National Park and the Waterfalls in Karnataka are listed among the 1001 wonders of the world
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The confluence of lofty hills and meandering rivers has given rise to a number of waterfalls in Karnataka. Each of these waterfalls produces a breathtaking sight with water gushing down with enormous power. With the arrival of monsoon season, seasonal rainfalls render these majestic falls a sight to behold.
The Jog falls, the grandest of the Karnataka falls, is regarded the highest waterfall in Asia. The four cascades of the falls tumble down from a height of 253 meters, creating a grand spectacle. The Shivasundaram falls is a segmented waterfall and hosts the first hydro-electric power station of Asia.
Most of the waterfalls in Karnataka are popular tourist hubs for the enchanting locales around. The contrast of roaring waterfalls and sylvan surroundings beckon avid tourists from all over India.
In Karnataka there are numerous Waterfall attractions which you can see, each more beautiful than the other. Out of those , here we list out the top Waterfall attractions to see in case you are on a short trip to Karnataka. Even if you are on a long visit, these are the ones which you must not miss out. Read more about them...
1Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls
5Burude Falls or Dodmane Falls
7Belkal theertha Shimoga
8Dabbe Falls Shimoga
9Waate haLLa Falls
14Abbey Falls Kodagu
Tucked away between private coffee and spice estates, Abbey Falls (9km from Madikeri) offers a splendid backdrop for picnics. As you make your way past stocky coffee bushes and tall trees entwined with pepper vines, the falls make a sudden and dramatic appearance as they cascade their way down steps into limpid pools to join the Cauvery river. The ideal time to visit the falls is during the monsoon.
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15Arisina Gundi Falls
20Gokak Falls Belgaum
21Hebbe Falls Chikmagalur
22Irupu Falls Kodagu
Nestling beside the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarhole,) Iruppu Falls presents a stunning sight during the monsoon. From their humble origins in the Brahmagiri Range, the falls plunge 170ft. in two distinct stages. They come down to earth to flow as Lakshmana Theertha (Sacred River of Lakshmana.) The ceaseless music of the falls and the hush of the densely wooded forest surrounding them makes this a great picnic spot. A forest trail leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu. En route to the falls, the Rameshwara Temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri.
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23Jomlu Theertha Falls
24Chelavara Falls Kodagu
25Mallalli Falls Kodagu
26Jog Falls or Gersoppa Falls
Bear witness to nature’s headlong tumble as the Sharavati river makes a spectacular drop of 810ft. (253m) in four distinct cascades – known locally as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket – to create the highest falls in Asia. The falls are at their best during the monsoon, with arching rainbows colouring the mist. When the sluice gates of the upstream Linganamakki Dam are closed, it is worth taking a walk right down to the bottom of the gorge.
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27Hidlumane Falls Shimoga
28Kalhatti Falls Chikmagalur
29Unchalli Falls or Keppa Falls
31Kudumari Falls or Belligundi Falls
About 80km from Karwar, is the Magod falls, where the river Bedthi, cascades from a height of 650ft, into a rocky ravine. The thickly wooded countryside, the roar of gushing water, and a beautiful view combine to make this spot an ideal choice for outings. Nearby are scenic spots, like Jenukallugudda (honey rock hillock) where one can view memorable sunsets & Kavadikere (8km from yellapur), a large lake.
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33Manikyadhara Falls Chikmagalu
34Muthyala Maduvu Waterfall
The Shivasamudram falls is a segmented waterfall since the river Cauvery branches into two separate falls - the western falls known as Gaganachukki and the eastern falls, Bharachukki. Shivasamudram falls is the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the world .
37Varapoha Falls Belgaum
38Sirimane Falls Chikmagalur
39Sogal Falls Belgaum
41Suthanabbe Falls or Hanumanagundi Falls
More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.