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Yellapur – Of Forests And Falls


Yellapur may be the stereotypical one-horse town, but its stunning natural beauty makes it a popular destination. Nestled in the thick forests of the Western Ghats in the Uttara Kannada district, Yellapur, at an elevation of 1774 feet, has wonderful waterfalls that gush down the hills into the scenic valleys.

Things To See And Do – Tourist Places In And Around Yellapur

The Satoddi Falls is regarded as one of the most magnificent falls in the state. The way to the falls is quite majestic in its beauty. The Magod Falls is yet another place where nature is at her most beautiful.

The village is surrounded by a dense forest that is notable for its rich biodiversity. A trek in the forest reveals several different species of plants, birds and animals. The Kavi Kere pond in the middle of the forest has a serene and tranquil charm. The village of Kalache, 30 kilometers from Yellapur, and the Durga Devi temple are also worth visiting.

How To Reach Yellapur

The nearest railway station is Hubli with good connections to Bangalore, Mangalore and Chennai. Hubli is nearly 70 kilometers away from Yellapur and this distance can be covered in a taxi.

Best Time To Visit Yellapur

However, given that the falls are inaccessible during the monsoon, the best time to visit would be from November to April.

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How to Reach Yellapur

  • By Road
    Yellapur is well connected to major cities and nearby areas via regular bus services that are frequent, comfortable and cheap.
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  • By Train
    Hubli Railway Station is nearest railhead to Yellapur, situated at a distance of about 71 km. Hubli is well connected to major cities of India, such as Mangalore and Bangalore, to name a few. Travellers can hire air conditioned taxis and cabs or take buses to reach Yellapur from here
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  • By Air
    Hubli Airport is the nearest airport connecting Yellapur to major Indian cities, such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, to name a few. It is situated at a distance of about 73 km from Yellapur. However, for tourists coming from European, Asian, American and Middle Eastern countries, the ideal airport is Dabolim Airport, Goa. Several seasonal charter flights are also available from Dabolim Airport, which is situated at about 194 km from Yellapur
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