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A Visit to the Mesmerising Sathodi and Magod Falls

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Published: Thursday, June 30, 2016, 15:30 [IST]
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As the rainwater touches the earth, every nook and corner fill up with a new charm. Yes! It is the magical monsoon; it feels that our goddess nature is all set to shine like a bride. The rivers and lakes become lively; dried up plants and trees get rejuvenated. Rain pushes away the heat and creates a breezy ambience.

Enchanting Sathodi and Magod Falls

Sathodi Falls
Photo Courtesy: Phaneesh N

And this is the right season to take a tour around the waterfalls. What a bliss to see the milky white water taking a plunge amidst the greenery!

Let us make a trip to the two mesmerising waterfalls in Karnataka. Interestingly, both Sathodi and Magod waterfalls are near Yellapur in North Canara (Uttara Kannada), Karnataka. They are just within 25 km distance from each other.

Enchanting Sathodi and Magod Falls

On the Way to Sathodi Falls
Photo Courtesy: anoop madhavan

Sathodi Falls

Sathodi Falls is located in Uttara Kannada district. It plunges from a height of 42 ft. However, it has a large width. So, it is also sometimes known as 'Mini Niagara'.

One speciality of Sathodi Falls is that we can go to the bottom and enjoy it from a close distance.

Enchanting Sathodi and Magod Falls

A Beautiful View of Sathodi Falls
Photo Courtesy: Adnan Alibaksh

Sathodi Falls is around 32km from Yellapur. From Yellapur take an auto or cab to reach Sathodi Falls. No buses are available here. It is one of the beautiful attractions in this region. Tourists can also stay in the cottages and hotels, but you have to book it early.

The lush greenery and the beautifully cascading waterfall in the monsoon attract many visitors.

Kodasalli Reservoir

The water from Sathodi Falls reaches Kodasalli Reservoir and then joins Kali River. Kodasalli Dam and Reservoir was built by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL). Kodasalli Dam is constructed across the Kali River.

Enchanting Sathodi and Magod Falls

Kodasalli Dam Backwaters
Photo Courtesy:Krishna Kulkarni

How To Reach Sathodi Falls

Yellapur is the town situated amidst these waterfalls. Tourists will also have the option to stay here for a day to cover these destinations. Hubli and Karwar are the two prominent cities which are located near Yellapur.

By Bus: Yellapur is accessible from Hubli (70km), Belagavi (152km), Karwar (100) and Bengaluru (427km). Bus services are available from all these cities to Yellapur.

Enchanting Sathodi and Magod Falls

Magod Falls
Photo Courtesy: Prad.gk

Magod Falls

Magod or Magodu Falls is also located in Uttara Kannada district. It is one of the popular tourist places which also gets many visitors during monsoon.

Magod Falls is in the opposite direction of Sathodi Falls. Rivers Bedti and Shalmala create this two-tier waterfall.

Even here tourists can reach the bottom of the waterfalls. However, it is little risky during the monsoon season. Hence, it is better to enjoy this falls from the viewpoints.

Enchanting Sathodi and Magod Falls

Scenic Vistas of Magod Falls
Photo Courtesy: ShrinivasN

How To Reach Magod Falls

  • The town of Yellapur is around 18km to Magod; the waterfalls is 3km from the village called Magod.
  • Autos or the private vehicles are the only transport from Yellapur to reach Magod Falls.
  • What are you waiting for? It is waterfalls time; explore some beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka!

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