23 Waterfalls in Karnataka that you should visit - With photos & details

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23 Waterfalls to explore in Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Abbey Falls MadkeriAbbey falls madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka 571252, India

The waterfalls which is located between private coffee plantation. There is a hanging bridge constructed just opposite to the falls.

Balmuri FallsBalumuri, Yadathittu, Karnataka 571606, India

Balmuri falls is a small water cascade located at Srirangapatna, India.  Though known as a waterfall, it is a human-made check dam over the Cauvery river.

Bandaje FallsValambra, Kishore, Kadivithwara Village, Belthangady, Karnataka 574214, India

Formed by a tributary of the Netravathi river, it falls from a rocky cliff and is about 200 feet tall. About ten kilometers of hiking is required to get near to this falls.

Barkana fallsBarkana falls, Agumbe, Karnataka 577411

One of the ten highest waterfalls in India. Formed by River Seetha River, the waterfall offers most amazing views during the rainy season.

Chunchanakatte WaterfallsChunchanakatte, Haliyur, Karnataka 571604, India

Here the Kaveri river cascades from a height of about 20 meters. The uniqueness of this place is that sound can be heard all over. There is also a temple beside this waterfall.

Chunchi WaterfallsKanakapura, Karnataka 562119, India

Chunchi falls is an almost 50 feet high cascade of falls, which is fed by the river Arkavathi. It is an ideal place to swim, play & relax in water amidst naturally formed rock formations. This place is usually crowded on weekends. A little walk is required from the nearest road point to reach the falls.

Dabbe FallsKunjuvalli, Kanapagaru, Karnataka 581384, India

Nestled within the lush green folds of Saravathi wildlife sanctuary, it is a storied waterfall reachable through picturesque trails.

Gaganachukki Water FallsShivanasamudra, Malavalli, Karnataka 571430, India

Waterfall situated near the island town of  Shivanasamudra. This waterfall looks like a huge horsetail. It is a steep waterfall that rushes down with great velocity and provides incredible views.

Gokak FallsGokak Falls, Karnataka, India

Nothing can beat the gorgeous site of white waters gushing down rugged hills and bordering green forests resulting in a natural stream. Owing to its scenic beauty, roaring sound and unending flow of water, Gokak Falls became a celebrated tourist destination in the state of Karnataka.

Hebbe WaterfallsChikkamagaluru District, Kesavinamane, Karnataka 577131, India

One of the most exotic waterfalls in Karnataka state which is housed in the beautiful Kemmangudi hill station

Hidlumane WaterfallsKodachadri road,Hosanagara, Kattinahole, Karnataka 577452, India

Accessed by hiking, this is a series of six cascading waterfalls hidden from one other. The trek from the first fall to the 6th fall includes steeper trek that runs through forest, water, and rocks.

Iruppu Waterfalls, BrahmagiriBrahmagiri range, Kurchi, Karnataka 571250, India

The waterfall which is located in the Brahmagiri range which was a freshwater cascade. It was also known as the Lakshmana tirtha waterfalls.

Jog FallsJog Falls, Karnataka

Created by the Sharavathi River dropping 253 meters (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India after the Nohkalikai Falls with a drop of 335 meters (1100 ft) in Meghalaya.

Kabini DamKabini Reservoir, Karnataka, Karnataka 571114, India

Built on river Kabini, which is a major tributary of river Kaveri. The location is picturesque with lush green surroundings and the pristine river water flowing serenely towards its destination.

Kallathigiri FallsChikmagalur, Kallathgiri, Karnataka 577129, India

One of the panoramic tourist places in Chikmagalur surrounded by serene valleys and has a small temple of Veerabhadra.

Koodlu WaterfallNadpal, Karnataka 576112, India

Waterfalls located inside a jungle. Feaures a stream of water that drops 300 ft. into a shallow pool. adventure and trekking lovers can explore this place in detail.

Koosalli FallsKoosalli Falls, Karnataka 576228

The Koosalli Waterfalls is a large waterfall located in a deep, rocky forest area. It is a cascading waterfall with six different waterfalls dropping from a height of about 470 feet.

Muthayala MaduvuThammanayakanahalli, Karnataka 562106, India

Also called as Pearl valley. The place is well known for its cascades and the mountain ranges. Nearby the falls, there is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

Onake Abbi FallsSH1, Agumbe, Karnataka 576112, India

Towering waterfall dropping from a high rock cliff. Hike for about 1.5 hours to reach the falls. Water drops from over 200 feet into a pool.

ShivanasamudraShivanasamudra, Karnataka

This beautiful waterfall is situated on the banks of river Kaveri . The island of Shivanasamudra divides the Kaveri into two parts that forms to waterfalls