Today, each and every state of India is famous for something. Few states are famous for their natural beauty, some for their modern architecture and few for their legendary history. Karnataka is one of the few states of India which has become an idyllic station for all kind of travellers over a period of time. From modern cities to ancient towns and marvellous nature to breathtaking beauty, Karnataka has it all.
However, there are innumerable spots in Karnataka which are still waiting to be revealed. Hidden in the deep valleys and dense forests of Western Ghats are these unexplored waterfalls which certainly deserve a better ranking.
How about visiting these hidden waterfalls of Karnataka this season for some peace and get them on the bucket list of every traveller now onwards?
1) Kunchikal Falls
Running down from an approximate height of 1500 feet, Kunchikal Falls boasts of being the highest waterfall in India. This beautiful fall is hidden near Masthikatte in Shimoga district of Karnataka and certainly is a source of amazement and thrill. Kunchikal Fall is also a part of the hydroelectric plant which helps in the generation of electricity.
What can be better than being in the atmosphere enveloped by whistling winds, rustling leaves and roaring waterfall? Unarguably, Kunchikal Fall deserves to be on your bucket list this season.
2) Alekan Waterfalls
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Situated at a distance of around 18 km from Charmadi Ghat in Chikamangalur, Alekan Waterfall is one of the most beautiful and sought-after waterfalls in Karnataka. Even though it is not popular amongst common travellers, it is still the major attraction during the monsoon season for all adventure seekers.
You can enjoy its clear crystal water flowing along the beautiful green vegetation. How about spending a day at this pleasing spot contenting your senses?
3) Vibhooti Falls
Flourishing at a distance of 50 km from Sirsi, this small multi-level waterfall creates a relaxed ambience with its melodious run and tranquil aura. Surrounded by wildflowers and bamboos, Vibhooti Fall certainly holds the charm of authentic beauty spread all across the lush greenery of the Western Ghats. This fall is believed to derive its name from a nearby limestone rock.
If you are looking to sit idly in the unknown parts of Western Ghats and stay locked from the complexities of life, being intoxicated by the tuneful sound of forests, then this is your destination.
4) Bandaje Falls
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Flowing down from the height of 200 feet, Bandaje Fall is produced by Netravati river. It is located in the Western Ghats and is surrounded by evergreen dense forests and thick flourished plains. If you are looking forward to sitting by the side of the waterfall or taking a bath in its rejuvenating water, then you need to trek a little bit through the surrounding forests.
It is advisable to take help from the locals unless you are willing to get lost in the dense and mysterious forests of the Western Ghats. How about taking up some adventure and challenging your wanderlust? Do not forget to add this hidden waterfall of Karnataka to your bucket list.
5) Barkana Falls
Formed by river Seetha and cascading down from the height of 850 feet, Barkana Falls is one of the least-visited waterfalls in Karnataka. On account of its untouched beauty and calm atmosphere created by the gushing of its soothing water, this awe-inspiring waterfall has become popular amongst offroad travellers.
Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka and surrounded by the dense forests of the Western Ghats, Barkana Waterfall is enjoyable only during the monsoon season when it rains heavily to bring in the liveliness of the waterfall.