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Waterfalls around Bangalore

Abbey Falls, Mallalli Falls, Chunchi Falls, Dudhsagar Falls , Hebbe Falls, Hogenakkal Falls, Iruppu Falls, Chelavara Falls, Jog Falls, Thottikallu Falls, Muthyalamaduvu Falls, Mekedatu Falls,Kalyan Revu Waterfalls, Kaigal Waterfalls and many more.

The waterfalls near Bangalore give you the perfect opportunity to explore nature up close! Bangalore has a number of beautiful waterfalls around it- including the famous Jog falls located in the scenic setting of nature! These waterfalls are the perfect escape from Bangalore- short and sweet and yet invoking a sense of calm in you.

The waterfalls around Bangalore include the “Niagara Falls of India,” the second-largest plunge waterfall in India. It is a waterfall branching from the Kaveri river and is rumored to have Ayurvedic healing powers. Muthyala Maduvu Falls, on the other hand, located at a short drive from Bangalore, is a haven for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Chunchi Falls and Balmuri Edmuri waterfall are dotted with greenery and blooming flowers and serve as the perfect spot to have a splendid time with nature! So visit these beautiful waterfalls and experience serenity and alluring views like never before. 
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Must Visit Waterfalls Near Bangalore


Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya (130 km from Bangalore)

Also known as Siva Samudram, i.e., Shiva’s Sea, this waterfall is considered as one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore within 150 km and is also counted among the top places in Karnataka by tourists.

Actually, it is the island of Shivanasamudra that divides the Kaveri River into Gaganachukki and Bharachukki waterfalls, which are collectively called as Shivanasamudra Falls.  As the current of the waves is pretty strong in Gaganachukki, you can take a coracle ride to the Barachukki waterfall or take a bath in the waterfall.

: Mandaya District, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 130 km

Best time
: September to January

Gaganachukki- 295.2 ft, Barachukki- 229.6 ft

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Hogenakkal Falls, Dharmapur (180 km from Bangalore)

Often called the ‘Niagara Falls of India’, Hogenakkal Falls is located on river Kaveri in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The cascading Kaveri river falls down steps of rocks, creating a wonderful imagery.

You will be astonished to know that the water of this fall is considered to have medicinal properties, as many herbs grow in its path, which are widely used in preparation of Ayurvedic medicines. You can also indulge in a Coracle boat ride, enjoy the twists and turns of the River Kaveri or marvel at the beauty of Hogenakkal Falls. 

 South India on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Distance from Bangalore
: 180 km

Best time
: Soon after the monsoon season is over

66 ft

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Abbey Falls, Coorg (268 km from Bangalore)

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Coorg, the Abbey Falls is nestled amongst the greenery of the Western Ghats and is seen as a favorite spot for nature lovers. Nestled between private coffee and spices plantation, with an overhead bridge completing the view, the waterfall is an iconic example of scenic charm coupled with peaceful surroundings.

If trekking or hiking is on your mind, then the location is perfect for your adventure for the day.
The mere walk to the waterfall introduces you to countless specimens of exotic coffee, pepper, etc. 

It is in Kodagu Western Ghats in Karnataka and located 8 km from the Madikeri,

Distance from Bangalore
: 268 km

Best time
: September to December

70 ft

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Mallalli Waterfalls, Coorg (252 km from Bangalore)

Resting at the foot of Pushpagiri Hills, the Mallalli Falls is a seasonal fall and is thus, the perfect spot for a day trip during the monsoons. The best way to reach is on foot as the roads leading to the falls are pretty narrow.

A perfect spot for trekking, the falls is one of the most sought-after locations for people seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 
The best time to visit the waterfall is during the monsoon season as this is when you witness it in its full glory with high level of water flowing at full speed. 

: The northern region of Kodagu district in Coorg

Distance from Bangalore
: 252 km

Best time
: October to February

Height: 1
000 ft

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Chelavara Falls, Virajpet (259 km from Bangalore)

One of the most sought after waterfalls around Bangalore for a one-day trip,  the Chelavara is a beautiful waterfall situated in Coorg, amidst green coffee plantations, and is formed from a small tributary of the Kaveri River. Among the locals, the waterfall is known as “Embepare”, which means tortoise, named after the tortoise-shaped rock over which the water cascades. 

A haven for both tourists and nature lovers, the waterfall is an enchanting beauty throughout the year, but look especially beautiful during the monsoon season. As the waterfall is basically next to the road, it is easy to reach the location. 

Cheyyandane village, Chelavara, Karnataka 57121

Distance from Bangalore
: 259 km

Best time
: During monsoons

150 ft

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Hebbe Falls, Kemmangundi (292 km from Bangalore)

One of the most picturesque waterfalls near Bangalore is the Hebbe Falls positioned at about 10 km away from the famous hill station of Kemmangundi. This gushing waterfall is situated right in the middle of a coffee estate. The water streams down a stupendous height of 168 meters in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls).

Splash around in the refreshing and cool stream or have a relaxing picnic sitting around the edges. One can even explore the lush flora growing around the falls. As of 30th Sept 2012, the falls remain closed due to a recent Supreme Court order banning tourism in tiger reserves.

Chikkamagaluru District, Kesavinamane, Karnataka 577131

Distance from Bangalore: 
292 km

Best time: 

Height: 551 ft

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Jog Falls, Shimoga (402 km from Bangalore)

If you are in for a truly memorable experience, then visiting the Jog Falls, the second-highest plunge waterfall of India, for its breathtaking view, is a must. The highest waterfall in Karnataka, the magnificent Jog Falls is situated in the dense evergreen forests of Karnataka.

You can even walk down the stone steps leading to the waterfall to go deeper into the gushing water and indulge in a unique experience. The view is especially wonderful during the peak rainy season when the flow of water increases. 

: On the borders of Shimoga and North Kanara

Distance from Bangalore
: 402.5km

Best time
: Between August and December

830 ft

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa (564 km from Bangalore)

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Amongst India’s tallest waterfalls with a height of 1017 feet, the Dudhsagar waterfall is located amongst the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, blessed with thick forests and rich biodiversity. Every year countless tourists and nature lovers flock here to witness the glorious view.

A four-tiered waterfall, Dudhsagar is a sight to behold as pearly white vapors rise from the cascading waters, like clouds going down instead of going up. 
You can also visit the other attractions near the waterfall like the Devil's Canyon, Bondla wildlife sanctuary, and  Tambdi Surla Temple. 

Location: Mandovi River, Goa

Distance from Bangalore: 564 km

Best time: October to June

Height: 1017 ft

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Waterfalls Near Bangalore Within 200 Km


Thottikallu Falls, Kanakapura (35 km from Bangalore)

Also known as the ‘Golden-faced’ falls, the Thottikallu Falls is one of the renowned waterfalls in Bangalore is known for its untamed, natural beauty and is often frequented by tourists and Bangalore residents due to its proximity to the city- it is one of the countless waterfalls around Bangalore within 100 km.

The best time to visit this waterfall is after the monsoon season is over as the water is in its full flow. While we agree that the water looks tempting, our advice would be to steer clear of the water as it is rather deep and the waves are pretty powerful. 

: Near Kaggalipura off beat Kanakapura main road (National Highway-209)

Distance from Bangalore
: 35 km

Best time
: Post monsoon season

50 ft

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Muthyalamaduvu Falls, Anekal (40 km from Bangalore)

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the  Muthyalamaduvu falls is located in the Pearl Valley, around 40 km from Bangalore and Muthyalamaduvu is one of the perfect waterfalls near Bangalore within 100 km, which can provide you a brief respite from the dreary regular life.

A popular tourist spot, the beautiful waterfall is situated amongst the grand hills of Bangalore and regarded as a panoramic view by those who visit it. Open for visitors throughout the year, the roads to Muthyalamaduvu may prove to be a bit of a bumpy ride as the path is rather rough but the natural beauty of the waterfall and surrounding more than makes up for it. Truly, one of the must-visit
waterfalls in Bangalore. 

Location: It is l
ocated at 5km from Anekal and 40km from Bangalore Pearl Valley

Distance from Bangalore
: 40 km

Best time
: October to February

: 299 ft

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Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura (63 km from Bangalore)

About 90 kms from the city, located in Kankapura taluk, is the breathtaking Chunchi falls which is also a popular picnic spot for the local population. It is located on the River Arkavati, 6 kms before its confluence with River Kaveri at Sangama. Bang in the middle of a dry deciduous forest, the river plunges from a chasm into 80 feet deep weather-beaten crater of rock.

The terrain around is rocky and continuous falling of water over the years has eroded these boulders. The waterfall has a scenic background around it and offers eye-catching panoramic views of the neighbouring land. One can
embark on a Bangalore's day’s trip to these bewitching waterfalls around Bangalore by driving onto the Kanakapura-Sangam road which will take you to your destination in under 2 hours.

One has to undertake a short trek to reach the falls that is some distance away from the road and with the rock surface being quite slippery, you must proceed with care on this path. Even though it is a small waterfall, the beauty of its cascading water with gleaming ripples that appear like quicksilver set amid the rough, rock-strewn valley charm tourists deeply.

 Kanakapura, Karnataka 562119

Distance from Bangalore: 63 km

Best time: 
August to February 

100 feet

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Mekedatu Falls, Kanakapura (93 km from Bangalore)

A small waterfall located in the rural district of Bangalore, Mekedatu converges at a distance of 3.5 km from the point Rivers Arkavati and Kaveri meet. It is often frequented by tourists as it is one of the waterfalls near Bangalore within 100 km.

If mythology is something that tingles your curiosity, then you would love this place as the rocks here have footprints on them, which many claim are of various Gods who walked on Earth! You can even embark on a cycling tour as you view the cascades of Mekedatu Falls and explore the wilderness, getting a closer look at nature.

: Kaveri in Kanakapura Taluk of Ramanagara District

Distance from Bangalore
: 93 km

Best time
: September to December

Height: 820 feet


Kalyan Revu Waterfalls, Chittoor (123 km from Bangalore)

Located in the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, in Chittoor district, the Kalyan Revu Waterfalls is also known as the Kalyan Drive Falls in Chittoor and is one of the famous waterfalls around Bangalore within 150 km.

Apart from the scenic beauty of the waterfall, you can also plan a wonderful day trip of the wildlife sanctuary to explore its wide variety of flora and fauna, which includes the endangered species of the yellow-throated bulbul, jungle fowl, and many other exotic animals.

Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittoor District

Distance from Bangalore
: 123 km

Best time: May-October

1000 ft

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Kaigal Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh (130 km from Bangalore)

The waterfall gets its name from the quaint Kaigal village, which is situated at a distance of 2.5 kilometers from the Kaigal Waterfall and is thus, one of the waterfalls near Bangalore within 150 km. No matter what the season is, Kaigal is known for its constant water flow, although the flow may increase significantly during the rainy season. 

As the force with which the water falls from the height makes the sound of falling stones, the locals also call it the Dumukurallu WaterFalls, which is a Telugu word. So, if you plan to visit this waterfall and are unable to find it via your maps, your best bet is to ask the locals but remember to ask for Dumukurallu Waterfalls as the localities may not even know its real name! 

: Situated within the Koundinya Wildlife Forest in Andhra Pradesh

Distance from Bangalore
: 130 km

Best time
: Between July and October during the peak rainy Season

: 40 ft

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Balmuri and Edmuri Waterfalls, Mysore (140 km from Bangalore)

A popular weekend getaway amongst localites, the Balmuri and Edmuri are mini waterfalls near Bangalore are located 3 kms off Mysore, amidst lush greenery and is frequented by nature lovers. Though, both the waterfalls are a good spot to swim and play in the water, it would be better to apply caution as in some places the water deepens suddenly.

Separated by 500 meters from the Balmuri falls, the
Edmuri Waterfall can be found to the east of the Balmuri Waterfall. On your visit to these waterfalls around Bangalore within 150 km, you can also embark on a sightseeing spree of the places around Balmuri Falls like Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Gosai Ghat - Pashchima Vahini Sangama, Daria Daulat - the Palace of Tipu Sultan, Brindavan Gardens, etc

: Balumuri, Yadathittu, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 140.2 km

Best time
: March to August

Height: 6 ft.

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Chunchanakatte Falls, Mysore (205 km from Bangalore)

Surrounded by lush green forest, the Chunchanakatte Falls is formed by River Cauvery and is perfect for a day outing. Situated amidst lush green forests, the waterfall also has an old temple dedicated to Lord Kodanda Rama nearby, which is frequented by devotees. 

If you are someone who is interested in mythological links countless places all over India have, then this gorgeous waterfall is the next destination you should add to your list.
Legend says that Goddess Sita took a holy bath here as even today, the color of the water is a mix of  turmeric and other holy powders. 

: Kaveri River, Mysore

Distance from Bangalore
: 205.6 km

Best time: 

65.6 ft

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Talakona Falls, Tirupati (250 km from Bangalore)

Gushing from a height of 270 ft, the Talakona Falls is the tallest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that the water of the Talakona Falls consists of herbs infused with healing powers. Nestled in the middle of a thick forest, the waterfall sits adjacent to the temple of Sri Siddeshwara Swami, which is frequented by devotees. 

You can also observe the vast variety of rare flora and fauna in the forests around the waterfall-
Slender Loris, Mouse Deer, Golden Gecko, Chital, and plants like Red Sander, Enteda, etc. 

: Sri Venkateswara National Park, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh

Distance from Bangalore
: 250 km

Best time
: November to January

270 ft

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Iruppu Falls, Virajpet (251 km from Bangalore)

Iruppu Falls is situated in Brahmagiri range of Kodagu district in the state of Karnataka. This is one of the biggest fresh waterfalls around Bangalore also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls.

It is having a total height of 170 feet and has a total of 2 drops. The best time to visit this fall is during the monsoon months when it flows at full capacity. 

It is known to have a mythological story attached with it during the Ramayana time that Lord Rama, along with Lakshmana, came here in search of Sita. Then Lakshmana offered water of this fall to Lord Rama through his arrow. The serene beauty of this fall can be reached upon through road route via Bangalore or Mysore.

Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 251 km

Best time
: September to December

170 ft

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Kalhatti Falls, Chikmagalur (265 km from Bangalore)

Redefining the definition of elegant with its majestic cascading waters, the Kalhatti Falls, also known as Kalahasti falls, is a super combo of beauty and serenity. You can also find the famous Veerabradeshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is considered as one of the most pious temples in the world and visited by people from all over the country.

Apart from winning brownie points because of its scenic beauty, it also boasts of a significant variety of flora and fauna.  

:  Tarikere taluk in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India.

Distance from Bangalore
: 265 km

Best Time:
June to November

400 ft.

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Shanti Falls, Chikmagalur (269 km from Bangalore)

A must-visit spot on your trip to Bangalore, the Shanti Falls cascades down a rocky hill culminating in a pool-a sight that you certainly shouldn’t miss out on. The water of the pool is believed to possess medicinal properties and is thus worshipped by the locals.

So, how about taking a dip in the freshwater pool, getting rid of your physical stress, and getting charged with refreshing energy?

Location: Z Point 
lush green forest stretch of Kemmenagundi, Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 269 km

Best time: W
inter season or the late monsoon season

1492 ft

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Pykara Falls, Ooty (281 km from Bangalore)

Considered as one of the best waterfalls around Bangalore, the Pykara Falls is a top favorite picnic spot and often frequented by travelers and localities. A primary source of hydroelectricity for the residents living nearby, the Pykara Falls is a heritage site that deserves to be on your list of places to visit. 

Pykara lake divides into two majestic waterfalls as it flows down the mountains-one is fifty-five meters in height and the second one is sixty-one meters. You can either avail to go boating in the lake, visit the famous Toda settlements, or just soak in the scenic beauty of the place, it’s all up to you. 

Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu- 643224

Distance from Bangalore
: 281 km

Best time
: July

180 ft and 200 ft

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Puliyancholai Falls, Trichy (300 km from Bangalore)

Blessed with medicinal properties, the Puliyancholai Falls is a scenic spot on the foothills of Kolli Hills. Surrounded by lush green foliage, the waterfall is a favorite among tourists when it comes to bathing in natural springs and is a great option for trekking and other thrilling activities.

It proves to be a haven for those seeking an escape from the fast-paced, hectic city life and is thus one of the best
waterfalls near Bangalore for a one-day trip. 

72 km from Tiruchirappalli, located at the foot of the Kollimalai hills, Trichy.

Distance from Bangalore
: 300 km

Best time
: June and July

Height: 270 ft

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Soochipara Falls, Wayanad (304 km from Bangalore)

Are you in search of a place that provides both tranquility and serenity? Fitting both the requirements, the Soochipara Falls, also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is a three-tiered waterfall situated in Vellarimala, Wayanad.

Regarded as one of the best
waterfalls around Bangalore, it is surrounded by forests on all sides and gives visitors a peek into the wondrous beauty of nature including  scenic views of the best tea estates in the area. You can also explore the wide variety of flora and fauna in the forest or enjoy bathing and swimming in the pool formed by the cascading waterfall. 

Vellarimala, Wayanad District, Kerala

Distance from Bangalore
: 304 km

Best time
: During the Monsoon season

Height: 660 ft.

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Catherine Falls, Kotagiri (316 km from Bangalore)

A double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri, Catherine Falls is the second-highest waterfall in the Nilgiri mountains. A favorite tourist spot, the waterfall is the preferred spot for those looking for a brief respite from the hectic life of the cities.

Nestled amongst
lush green forests, the waterfall is the prime example of nature at its best. It is also frequented by adventure seekers and trekkers who come to explore its beautiful forests and its widespread tea gardens. 

Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu in Kotagiri, Nilgiri district

Distance from Bangalore
: 316 km

Best time:
October to May

250 ft

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Tada Falls, Chittoor (330 km from Bangalore)

The perfect waterfall near Bangalore for one-day trip, the Tada falls, also known as the Ubbalamadugu Falls, is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and is prefered by adventure seekers for trekking.

It is advissable to reach the beginning of the trekking spot via cars (which can be hired) as the road that leads to it is rather bumpy. As the place lacks any proper guide, better would be take the help of the local people in navugating the area. 

: Chittoor District, border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Distance from Bangalore
: 330 km

Best time: 

Height: 328 ft

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Sirimane Falls, Sringeri (336 km from Bangalore)

Located in the deep forests of the Western Ghats, the Sirimane falls, also known as the Kigga Falls, is located near the serene village of Kigga.

Easily accessible by road, the Sirimane Falls also allows you to visit the bottom of the falls and enjoy the pulsing force of the gushing water, as the falls are wide and thus can accommodate more people. 

Sirimane Falls Road, Yedadalli, Karnataka 577139

Distance from Bangalore
: 336 km

Best time
: Throughout the year

40 ft

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Manikyadhara Falls, Chikmagalur (342 km from Bangalore)

This waterfall is situated at a location 7 km away from Baba Budangiri district in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. One cannot miss visiting this highly ranked waterfall around Bangalore amidst the hilly terrain region full of flora and fauna.

It is having an elevation of around 30 feet. It is a belief about this waterfall that whosoever takes a bath here gets cured by all of the ailments that are incurable by doctors. The most suited time to visit this fall is from October to April.

One can hire a jeep from Chikmagalur district to reach this place on holiday. Islam religion has many beliefs associated with this waterfall, and they take away the mud of the fall whenever they visit here as a token of respect.

: Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 342 km

Best Time:
 October to April

30 ft

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Thusharagiri falls, Kozhikode (348 km from Bangalore)

Listed as one of Western Ghat’s most majestic waterfall, it is a  scenic wonder for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. One of the most sought-after waterfalls near Bangalore for a one-day trip, it is situated in the midst of misty mountains and verdant plantations and carves a forever space in your memories.

You have the options of embarking on an exciting trek from Thusharagiri to Vythiri, indulging in rock, or planning a picnic at this scenic spot

 Kozhikode district, Kerala, India

Distance from Bangalore:
348.4 km

Best time:
September to December

246 ft

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Barkana Falls, Shimoga (348 km from Bangalore)

Located in the Balehilli forest areas, the Barkana Falls is counted amongst India’s ten highest waterfalls and is one of the prime sources of hydroelectricity in Karnataka. A wonderful sight that you shouldn’t miss out on, the Barkana Falls also offers you the mesmerizing view of the Western Ghats and the lush greenery of the scenic destination where the flora changes every 100 meters!

One of the best
waterfalls near Bangalore for a one-day trip, Barkana falls is a popular picnic spot and a good option for trekking, which involves taking a steep route from the Western Ghats through the Gumbo Ghats in order to reach the waterfall. 

Balehalli forest area, at a distance of about 7 km from the Agumbe village in Shimoga district of Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 348.4 km

Best time
: Late August or during winters

850 ft

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Hanuman Gundi Falls, Chikmagalur (348.9 km from Bangalore)

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A popular hiking spot, the Hanuman Gundi Falls is a serene spot for tourists to take part in exploring and hiking activities in the region, bathe under its water stream, or engage in trekking and camping at the Bhagavathi Nature Camp nearby.

It is a spellbinding cascade falling from a height of 72 ft and is one of the most visited waterfalls near Bangalore, which can be reached by descending 400 steps from the main road. Have a day away from the hectic schedule of your daily life and relish in the charm of this beautiful destination.

: Kudremukh National Park in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore
: 348.9 km

Best time
: October to May

72 ft

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Achakanya Falls, Shimoga (368 km from Bangalore)

One of the less explored natural beauties, the Achakanya Falls is created by the River Sharavathi and flows amongst the dense forests of Western Ghats. As the place is not frequented by tourists, there exists no proper markers or signs indicating the trekking route or any accommodation or food is available.

So, the best idea would be to carry your own gear, food, and other necessary items before starting on your trek to the cascading beauty.

: Shimoga District, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore: 368 km

Best time: 
July to October.

7 ft

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Siruvani Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu (400 km from Bangalore)

Though reaching this waterfall needs a considerable amount of walking in your part, the view waiting for you at the end of it is so worth the extra efforts and is one of the waterfalls near Bangalore for a one-day trip.

The Siruvani Waterfalls are formed by Siruvani River and is located in the middle of a dense forest. The best time to watch the waterfall in its full glory is during the monsoon season when the water cascades down in full speed, a gushing silver rain that mesmerizes the viewer. 

 Noyyal River, Booluvampatti, Siruvani Hills, Tamil Nadu

Distance from Bangalore
: 400 km

Best time
: June to October

187 ft

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Burude Falls, Coorg (430 km from Bangalore)

If witnessing nature at its truest, most authentic form is something that has been on your bucket list forever, then you must visit the majestic Burude Falls in Coorg. Located in the Western Ghats, the waterfall is nestled amongst lush green forests and known for its famous breathtaking beauty.

It is both a famous picnic spot and the preferred destination for trekkers looking for some adventure. Descending via 5 different levels, the Burude falls forms a natural pool at the base. 

 SH-489, Siddapura - Kumta Road, Sirsi 581355, India

Distance from Bangalore: 430km

Best time: December to February

Height: 90 ft

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Unchalli Falls, Uttara Kannada (432 km from Bangalore)

A spectacular picturesque waterfall, the Unchalli Falls is often termed as the Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound of it cascading water. The waterfall is set amidst dense forests and originates from the Aghanashini River.

If you are planning on reaching the waterfall from Hegganur, it includes a 6 km trek, which gives you the chance to spot rainbows if you are lucky! Even if you don’t get to see a rainbow, the
steep mountain slopes, cool breeze,  and the presence of rare flora and fauna more than makes up for it.

Sirsi in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India

Distance from Bangalore
: 432 km

Best time: 
January to April

381 ft

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Kudumari Waterfalls, Udupi (449 km from Bangalore)

An adventure seeker’s paradise, the trek to Kudumari Waterfalls, also known as Chaktikal Falls, is a treat in itself. But the route is very unsteady and can prove to be dangerous for a regular visitor. Located near Chaktikal village, the majestic waterfall drops from a height of 300 feet through a single step.

Adding to its grandeur is the gigantic mountains surrounding it, giving it a serene, picturesque look. During monsoons, it may become difficult to trek to the waterfall because the water level rises, which makes it near impossible to navigate your way.

Location: It is in Chaktikal village in Kundapura Taluk of Udupi District, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore: 449.6 km

Best time: Between November and January during the peak rainy Season

Height: 300 ft

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Koosalli Waterfalls, Kundapur (450 km from Bangalore)

A six-step cascading waterfall, the Koosalli Waterfalls can only be reached via trekking through the dense forest which includes some tough rock climbing in order to reach the falls. The 6 km route through the silent forest to the waterfall can prove to be an ideal option for trekking. It is a perennial waterfall as unlike other waterfalls near Bangalore, Koosalli falls never dries up.

Apart from attracting many visitors every year, the waterfall also aids in the agricultural purposes of the area before merging in the Arabian Sea. The forest walk towards the waterfall constitutes an ideal ground for trekking which measures 6 km.

Location: It is
15 km from Shiroor via Toodalli and 4 km from Koosalli village. Kundapur

Distance from Bangalore
: 450 km

Best time
: Between November and December

470 ft

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Silver Cascade Falls, Kodaikanal (458 km from Bangalore)

Known for its clear and glittering water, which earns it its name, the Silver Cascade falls is always brimming with tourists. It is created by the excess water of the famous man-made Kodai lake, which gushes from an impressive height of 180 ft, proving to be a stunning sight of sheer beauty.

Many people on their way to a long trip prefer to make this their rest stop as in addition to the beautiful scenery there are many
fruits and different woodland merchandise scattered around the falls, where you can enjoy shopping.

: Kodaikanal Ghat Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101

Distance from Bangalore
: 458 km

Best time
: July to September

180 ft

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Apsara Konda Falls, Uttara Kannada ( 470 km from Bangalore)

Located in the Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district of Karnataka, the Apsara Konda Falls cascades down from a height of 32 feets and culminates into a pond, which looks like a lagoon. Fun fact: some say that angels used to take bath in this pond, which gave it the name ‘Apsara’- ooh, true or not, that definitely makes it a priority on the must-visit spots list.

Near the hill is the magnificent Apsara Konda Hill, home to the renowned Pandava Caves, which people believe was home to the Pandavas during the period of their exile.
Shrouded in myths and legends, this is indeed one of the most unique waterfalls near Bangalore

: Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district of Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore: 470 km

Best time
: October to February

32 ft

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Athirappilly Waterfalls, Thrissur (515 km from Bangalore)

This is one of the best waterfalls around Bangalore located in the Athirappilly region of Thrissur district in Kerala. It originates from Chalakudy river on the Western Ghats and has a height of 120 feet from the ground.

One can get a view of beautiful forests underlying this fall that are home to many species of endangered animals. 
An amazing journey to Athirappilly starts from Chalakudy passing through picturesque landscapes of villages, green trees and small backwaters.

To reach the top of the waterfall, one can use the bamboo path amidst the Oil Palm reserve. This fall is best suited for a visit from July to September.

LocationChalakudy Taluk of Thrissur District, Kerala

Distance from Bangalore
515 km

Best time
: July to September 

120 ft

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Vazhachal Waterfalls, Thrissur (528 km from Bangalore)

Located on the Chalakudy river, the Vazhachal waterfall is considered as one of the gems of the state of Kerala. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, the Vazhachal waterfall is a favorite spot for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and is also famous as a picnic spot, becoming one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore for a one-day trip.

When you are there, don’t forget to visit the riparian vegetation, a unique part of the lush forests surrounding it. You can also visit the Dream World Water Park and the Silver Storm water park. 

Athirappilly Panchayath of Thrissur district in Kerala on the southwest coast of India, Kerala

Distance from Bangalore
: 528 km

Best time
: September to October

390 ft

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Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Idukki (572 km from Bangalore)

Slowly turning into a tourist hotebed, the Cheeyappara Waterfalls is considered as one of the best trekking locations. A spectacular sight for every vacationer that visits this place, the waterfall is situated in the middle of trees and rare species of plants.

Many endangered species of animals can also be seen here. The mesmerizing Cheeyappara Waterfalls gushes down in seven steps after which it meets the Valara waterfalls, creating a glorious sight, which attracts both the localities and tourists from all over the world. 

: Idukki District, Kerala

Distance from Bangalore
: 572 km

Best time: During Monsoon season

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Thommankuthu Falls, Idukki (575 km from Bangalore)

This popular tourist spot in south India is located in Thodupuzha Taluk of Idukki district in Kerala. This fall is elevated at the height of 130 feet known majorly for trekking activities.

It is also known as Seven Steps fall. One can enjoy the cold baths in this fall when at its full flow. The fall is well surrounded by a pleasant atmosphere and exquisite sightings. Many tourists visit this waterfall from October to December, during retreating monsoon.

For trekking purpose, a guide team is always present to aid the tourists in case of emergency and first aid. To reach this fall, one can hire a taxi from Idukki district at an affordable price for a complete day.

Location: Thodupuzha, Idukki, Kerala

Distance from Bangalore
575 km

Best Time:
 October to December

130 ft

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Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad (672 km from Bangalore)

It is most elevated waterfalls near Bangalore at the height of 1000 feet. It is situated at a distance of 30 km from Kalpetta region of Wayanad district in Kerala.

The waterfall is designed in the form of 3 tiers that are arranged one by one over each other. The name Meenmutty is a Malayalam word meaning blocked fish. One can experience the mind-blowing experience of visiting this waterfall from June to September.

At that time, it is open to different water sports too. To reach this fall, one has to cross a distance of 2 km hike across the woods of Ooty. Precautionary measures are to be taken during the flow of the fall, as many cases of drowning have occurred here.

: Wayanad District, Kerala

Distance from Bangalore
: 672 km

Best Time:
 October to May

1000 ft

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People Also Ask About Bangalore

  1. Which are the famous waterfalls near Bangalore?

    Here are some of the most amazing waterfalls near Bangalore to enjoy your weekend:

    Abbey Falls, Coorg with a height of 70 ft
    Mallalli Falls, Coorg with a height of 1000 ft
    Jog Falls, Shimoga with a height of 830 ft ft
    Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa with a height of 1017 ft
    Kaigal Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh with a height of 40 ft
    Hogenakkal Falls, Dharmapur with a height of 66 ft
    Iruppu Falls, Virajpet with a height of 170 ft
  2. What are the waterfalls in and near Bangalore to visit with friends?

    These are no waterfalls in Bangalore, some of the popular waterfalls near Bangalore that you can visit with friends:

    1. Thotikallu Falls: 
    It is formed by the amalgamation of two distinct waterfalls, out of which one is narrow, and the other one is wide. It is within 100 km of Bangalore and is the perfect weekend getaway with flowing waters and lush greenery. 

    2. Chunchi Falls: In the middle of a deciduous forest, the river Kaveri opens from a chasm and falls down into this waterfall. There is a short trek to reach the falls, during which you’ll be greeted by a distinct variety of flora and fauna.

    3. Shivanasamudra Falls: This is a wide waterfall located around are 130 km away from Bangalore and offers stunning views. Formed by the combination of two distinct waterfalls, Bharachukki and Gaganachukki, it offers the most appealing views.

    4. Hogenakkal Falls: It is called the  Niagara of India, and you can also go on a boat ride here. The river Kaveri falls down in this waterfall and forms beautiful imagery that will leave you awe-struck. 
  3. How can I go to Hogenakkal Falls from Bangalore?

    To reach the Hogenakkal Falls one will have to either take a direct bus from the nearest bus station from the airport or take a taxi for the same. The most convenient way one can have is to take a cab. Though one can also opt to take Ernakulam Express from Bangalore to Dharampuri and take a taxi from there to Hogenakkal which is also the cheapest way to reach Hogenakkal.
  4. What are the best waterfalls near Bangalore within 50 kms?

    Some of the best waterfalls near Bangalore, within 50 km are:

    1. Thottikallu Falls: Popularly known as the Golden-faced falls, this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls near Bangalore, famous for its natural beauty. You can not only enjoy a picnic near the falls but also take photographs or relax and rejuvenate. 

    2. Muthyalamaduvu Falls:
    Located far from the bustling streets of Bangalore, this waterfall is a great place for a retreat. Located in the hills surrounding Bangalore, you can enjoy panoramic views of the natural landscapes as well as the city from here. 

    3. Lalbagh Waterfalls:
    A replica of the famous Niagara Falls, the Lalbagh Waterfall is located in the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a few kilometers from the city center. It takes its water from the nearby lakes and is a great place to enjoy a lazy day with friends and family, having a picnic and soaking in the pleasant atmosphere. 
  5. What are the famous waterfalls near Bangalore within 100 kms?

    Some of the famous waterfalls near Bangalore located within 100 kms are:

    1. Chunchi Falls: Located around 90 kilometers from Bangalore, the Chunchi Falls is a breath-taking sight, in addition to being a popular picnic spot. Situated on the Arkavati River and surrounded by forests, the falls offer scintillating views of the region from its twinkling ripples. 
    2. Mekedatu Falls: This is a small waterfall, which is one of the best places to take respite from your long travels of Bangalore. It is said that the rocks here have footprints of Gods on them. With the lush green nature surrounding it, you can definitely sit back and relax here. 
    3. Shivanasamudra Falls: This waterfall is the place where the Kaveri river falls from, dividing into two other waterfalls. A popular tourist destination, the Shivanasamudra falls also gives visitors a chance to enjoy a coracle ride in its waters. 
  6. Which are the waterfalls near Nandi hills Bangalore?

    1. Maduvu Falls/ Pearl Valley Falls: This place is known for its lush green surroundings which creates an illusion of a pearl like appearance. The waterfall is located amidst the dense forest and offers a pulse-racing activity for the trekkers near Bangalore. 
    2. Thottikallu Falls: Renowned for its enchanting views and a refreshing escape during the monsoons, Thottikallu Falls is located near Kanakapura main road. It is also called Swarna Mukhi Falls. 
    3. Chunchi Falls: Located near Shivanahalli, Chunchi Falls is a popular getaway to enjoy a cool plunge and have a picnic with your loved ones. The refreshing escape is surrounded by interesting rock formations and verdant greenery. 
    4. Mekedatu Falls: Also called Goats Leap, Mekedatu Falls is known for its strong undercurrents and an exciting trek through the rocky terrain. The beautiful waterfall is a result of the river Kaver flowing into a gorge and making a splendid landscape for everyone. 
  7. Which are the waterfalls near Bangalore within 150 km?

    Searching for the nearest bewitching waterfalls near Bangalore then worry not you will find many at a distance of 150 km from the city. They are:

    1. Shivanasamudra Falls:  Nestled at Mandya at a distance of 130 km
    2. Muthayala Maduvu Falls: It is in Anekal at a distance of 40 km
    3. Chunchi Falls: It is located at Kanakapura at a distance of 63 km.
    4. Thottikallu Falls: It is in Kanakapura at a distance of 35 km.
  8. How far is Shivanasamudra falls from Bangalore?

    The Shivanasamudra Falls are located 130 km from Bangalore, in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is 295 feet high!
  9. How far is Balmuri falls from Bangalore?

    Located 140 km from Bangalore, the twin falls of Bamuri and Edmuri is a top favorite among the waterfalls of Karnataka. They are located just outside Mysore.
  10. Can we take a bath in Chunchi Falls?

    No, bathing is not allowed in the Chunchi Falls, and you can just view the mesmerizing waterfall from a distance. You can bathe in the nearby Mekedatu Sangam, which has shallow water even in monsoon
  11. Is there water in Thottikallu Falls?

    Thottikallu Falls dries up totally during summer, so this is not the trip you would want to undertake in the months of April-June. It is best to visit the Thottikallu Falls at the end of July when the monsoon season is blowing over. This way, you will get to see the waterfall in its best state and enjoy the beauty of the same!
  12. What is special in Mekedatu?

    Mekedatu defines its meaning as ‘Goat’s Leap’ in the Kannada language. The significance of the name and place itself has a mythological explanation that will tickle your minds and that is what makes it special. A story of the historic era defines the specialty of Mekedatu. The story is of a tiger chasing a goat which was according to the people believed to be Lord Shiva in disguise.

    The goat had leapt from the Kaveri river to escape from the tiger’s chase and during that leap, the goat had hit a rock which later on has made strange holes resembling the shape of a goat. It is still today believed that such a strong hole could have happened only by the presence of some divine energy in that goat and since then the place has been known for its historical significance.
  13. How do I get to Shivanasamudra?

    To reach for this heavenly beautiful place, the Shivanasamudra Waterfalls one can choose from the various roadway services. Located nearby to this place are two main cities Bangalore at a distance of 140 km and Mysore at a distance of 72 km. There is easy availability of buses in both the cities that can take you to the Shivanasamudra Falls. One can also opt to drive from the city in their own car or hire a taxi in the city to drop you at the same.
  14. What is the best time to visit Bangalore?

    Though the weather in the whole Karnataka remains decent throughout the year. But, when one searches for an ideal time to visit these magnificent waterfalls it is suggested for them to visit during the months of September till January as those are times the flow of water in the falls seems glorious after the monsoons have served well. The view and weather become refreshing in those months making it a great getaway with family and friends.
  15. Which are the amazing resorts in Bangalore for day outing?

    There is a variety of amazing resorts for one day outing in Bangalore that can make your vacation memorable with your friends and family. Check out these resorts for the perfect get together.

    Book Day Out At Guhantara, Flat 29% Off
    2. Book Day Out At Shilhaandara Resort, Flat 29% Off
    3. Book Day Out At Rd Nature Retreat, Flat 36% Off
    4. Book Day Out At Jain Farms, Flat 50% Off
    5. Book Day Out At Ramanashree, Flat 30% Off
  16. Which are the best places in Bangalore to enjoy trekking?

    If you are looking for the easiest solution to recharge your tired soul this weekend then it's time to trek away from the humdrum of the city. Here is the list of best places for trekking in Bangalore:

    1. Kumara Parvatha Trek, Coorg @ Rs. 3,079
    2. Kudremukh Trek, Shimoga @ Rs. 3,499
    3. Skandagiri Sunrise Trek, Bangalore @ Rs. 967
    4. Mullayangiri Trek, Chikmagalur @ Rs. 3,287
    5. Tadiyandamol Trek, @ Rs. 3,050
    6. Kodachadri Trek, Chikmagalur @ Rs. 3,499   
    7. Chennagiri Trek Nandi Hills @ Rs. 1,050

  17. Which are the best weekend getaways from Bangalore with family?

    Blessed with butter-like smooth roads along with the dramatic panoramas, Bangalore abounds with several options to visit around it to enjoy your weekend. Click here to know more about weekend getaways from Bangalore:

    1. Coorg - 276 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Coffee Plantations, Leisure stay)
    2. Chikmagalur - 245 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Coffee Plantations, Trekking)
    3. Dandeli - 460 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Wildlife, Experiential stay)
    4. Sakleshpur - 221 Km from Bangalore (Known for Camping, Coffee Plantations, Hiking)
    5. Wayanad 278 Km from Bangalore (Known for Wildlife, Sightseeing, Leisure stay)
    6. Ooty - 274 Km from Bangalore (Known for Sightseeing, Hiking, Leisure stay)
    7. Mysore - 144.5 Km from Bangalore (Known for Heritage, Sightseeing, Relaxing stay)
    8. Hampi - 341 Km from Bangalore (Known for Historical Presence, Hiking, Bouldering)
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