Waterfalls in Karnataka – A Pleasure Visiting
Karnataka is known as the fairy queen of South India, for her beautiful falls. You will forget the complications of your daily life, if you keep your foot on this land. The land comprises of green hills, coffee plantations and long trees. Amidst these lush green backgrounds lie the waterfalls in Karnataka.
The twisty rivers and the lofty hills have given rise to many waterfalls in Karnataka. Each of the waterfalls presents a spectacular sight when they gush down mightily along the slopes.
Karnataka has altogether twenty-two waterfalls. Some of the remarkable waterfalls are:
Jog Falls: Karnataka boasts of having the highest waterfall in Asia, with its Jog Falls, which falls down from a height of 253 metres. It is created by the river Sharavati. It falls down into four different cascades locally known as Roarer, Rocket, Raja and Rani.
Abbey Falls: It is a paradise to trackers and nature lovers. Situated in the Western Ghats, amidst the coffee plantation, it hypnotizes the visitors by its scenic beauty.
Alekan Falls: It is easily accessible from the roads and attracts tourist who want to spend sometime in a pollution free atmosphere.
Shivasamudram Falls: It is a segmented waterfall, as the river Cauvery breaks into two branches and creates the two segments of the falls. The eastern segment is known as the Bharachukki, while the western segment is known as Gaganachukki. It is the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest waterfall in the world.
Shivganga Falls: It is a unique falls lying in the Western Ghats on the border of three taluks, Ankola, Yellapur and Sirsi. A small river flows nearby, falling from the hill to a deep valley and presents a fascinating view.
Kalhatti Falls: It lies ten kilometers away from a picturesque hill station and used to be the retreat of King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV during the months of summer.
Hebbe Falls: The main attraction of this place is the dense forests of coffee plantations that surround the falls. Two segments of the waterfall one named as Chikka Hebbe i.e. the small falls and the other Dodda Hebbe (big falls). It’s the host of medicinal plants and a dip in this water makes you feel fresh and tidy. Diseases such as cough and common cold, some skin diseases are cured with the medicinal plants.
Iruppu Falls: One of the famous vacation spots of Karnataka the spectacular view of green hills surrounding the white falls draws people in huge number. Ideal to visit is during the monsoon. It is commonly called as Lakshmana Teertha falls. You can also visit the Rameshwara Temple that is adjacent to the falls.
The waterfalls are one of the major tourist attractions of Karnataka that holds travelers from all parts of the world. The panoramic view of the lush green mountains and white waters provides you with the sight of lifetime