If your good mornings are enlivened by a sip of coffee, remember you owe it all to Chikmagalur. The origin of Indian Coffee lies in the remote hills of Chikmagalur. The fresh aroma of coffee lingers long after you've left the place. This land which offered India its fresh and pleasant mornings also offers a delicious bite of nature.
Chikmagalur is called so for it was once a princess dowry. This part of Karnataka where the Western Ghats lie, plays with its rocky hills, curvaceous roads, misty air, gushing waters, and lush greens! Chikmagalur's serene nature has a charm of its own. Whereas, the waterfalls in particular share a charm that is seemingly indescribable! The legends and stories of origins behind objects of nature such as waterfalls are intriguing. Pay a visit to all of the waterfalls listed below on your trip to Chikmagalur...
Shanti Falls, Enroute to Z point!
Two km before reaching the Z point, one comes across this beautiful falls. The ever misty weather combined with the evergreen trees around, Shanti falls makes for a beautiful scenic spot and an experience worth everything!
Sirimane Waterfalls, Similarly Different!
Sirimane is one of the many falls located along the Western Ghats. This is 14 km away from the pilgrim centre of Sringeri. This beauty of nature invites to be captured in your memory lane forever.
Hebbe Falls, the Bigger the Better?
The biggest falls of Chikmagalur, Hebbe falls is 10 km away from Kemmangundi and is set at a height of 168 m. Placed amidst coffee estates, Hebbe falls is flows down in two stages - Dodda hebbe (big falls) and chikka hebbe (small falls). You could spend hours together here at the lap of nature and not a notice a thing. Time flies and you'll feel rejuvenated if anything at all.
Kalhatti Falls, Water Cascades!
The white waters with the base at Tarikere flows 10 km away from Kemmangundi hill station with the name Kalhatti or Kalahasti Falls. The panoramic view of the falls could be captured 45m atop the Chandra Drona Hill. The water cascades in front of the Veerabadraswamy temple over beautiful stone elephants.
Hanuman Gundi Falls, Nominal Fee Included!
It takes a price to get down and feel the touch of water. Here it might be Rs. 30, but it is worth more! The Hanuman Gundi Falls, also called Suthannabbe Falls plummets from a height of 100 m. The pure waters create unending magic!
Kadambi Falls, Amidst Green Greens!
Located in the Kudremukh National Park, Kadambi falls is a beautiful gift of nature. The surrounding greens blend so well with the waterfall that it offers a soothing experience to the visitors.
Manikyadhara Falls, Pearly Effect!
They say that water resembles tiny pearls in Manikyadhara falls. Considered to be of great medicinal value, the water at Manikyadhara is sacred to both Hindus and Muslims. Hence, the place where the falls is situated is called by two names - Baba Budan Giri or Dattatreya Peetha! This beautiful hill is around 40 km away from Chikmagalur.