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Belavadi
It is a big Hoysala temple, 12 km from Halebid. There are few visitors. King BIddiga converted to Hinduism under the influence of a philosopher and called himself Vishu Vardhana. At first he built this temple and defined Vishnu in it.....more
Sringeri
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Hebbe Falls
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Manikyadhara Waterfall
Manikyadhara Falls is situated near Kemmangundi of Chikmagalur district. It is located on the Baba Budan Giri HIlls, which is a sacred place for both Muslims and Hindus. It is one of the main attractions of Baba Budan Giri or Dattapeeta.....more
Sirmane / Sirmane falls
Sirimane falls, a tributory of Tunga river which decends from the Western Ghats ranges near Sringeri in Chikmagalur District of Karnataka. Sirimane falls is one of the pretty waterfalls, located about five kilometres from Kigga, and is around 22 km away from Sringeri.....more
Bababudangiri Hills
Bababudangiri shrine (also known as Dattatreya Peeta or Dattatreya Peetha) is a shrine located on Bababudangiri hill in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka in India.This peak is one of the highest in Karnataka.....more
Gangamoola Hills
Located in the Samse Taluk of Chikmagalur district, the Gangamoola hill is surrounded by thick forests. It is the origin of three mighty rivers, the Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravathi.The highlights of the region are a Goddess Bhagavathi shrine and a Varaha image, 1.8 metres high, within a cave, which become inaccessible during the monsoons....more
Horanadu Hills
Horanadu the holy city of Chickmagalur district of Karnataka, is famous for the Annapoorneshwari Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurneshwari, Goddess of Food and Grains.It is believed that one who visits the temple and takes the blessing of the Deity one shall never go hungry in their life.....more
Kemmannugundi Hills
55 kms north from Chickmagalur town on the Baba Budan range is the scenic hill station of Kemmannugundi called K.R hills, after the Wodeyar king Krishnaraja Wodeyar - IV who made it his favorite summer camp. Situated at a height of 1434 meters and surrounded by thick green forests. K.R Hills makes and ideal health resort.....more
Kudremukh Hills
The unspoilt Kundadri hill station in Karnataka situated in Teerthahalli taluk of Shimoga, still remains one of the favorite spots for tourists keen in mountain trekking. The mountains are unexplored and one can feel the excitement in discovering new pathways to the peak.....more
Horanadu Temples
Horanadu the holy city of Chickmagalur district of Karnataka, is famous for the Annapoorneshwari Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Annapurneshwari, (Goddess of Food and Grains) this temple was built in 1973.It is believed that one who visits the temple and takes the blessing of the Deity one shall never go hungry in their life. ....more
Shringeri Temples
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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
38 kms from Chikmagalur, this sanctuary is must for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, chital, sambar, elephants and tigers are some of the wildlife found here. This place is truely mysterious, magical and mind-blowing. The secrets of the jungle unwind as you go deep into the seemingly silent forest.....more
Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary
The Muthodi Forest Reserve is one of the four main parts of the Bhadra Wild life Sanctuary, the other three being Tanikecoil, Lakkavalli and Hebbe.38 kms from Chikmagalur, this sanctuary is must for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, chital, sambar, elephants and tigers are some of the wildlife found here.....more
Kudremukh National Park
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Bhadra River
The Bhadra River is a river in Karnataka state in southern India.The Bhadra originates in the Western Ghats range, and flows east across the Deccan Plateau, joined by its tributaries the Somavahini, Thadabehalla, and Odirayanahalla.....more
Tunga River
The Tunga River is a river in Karnataka state, southern India. The river is born in the Western Ghats on a hill known as Varaha Parvata at a place called Gangamoola. From here, the river flows through two districts in Karnataka - Chikmagalur District and Shimoga District.....more
Lakkavalli Dam
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Muthodi National Park
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Kalhatti Falls

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Kalhatti Falls

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Kalhatti Falls start at the top of the Chandra Drona Hill, from a height of 45m to flow before the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated 10km from Kemmangundi, Kalahatti is about 250 km form Bangalore. Two kilometers from Ozone Valley is the famous Kalhatti falls where the water falls from a height of 403 ft. Annual fair (Jatra) held every year during February/March, which attracts thousands of devotees.

Kalhatti Falls is located at Kallattipura in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The waterfall is only 10 kilometers away from Kemmangundi hill station and is a must visit for tourists of Karnataka. Kalhatti Falls is not just famous for its waterfall but also for the adjoining flora and fauna that surrounds it.

Water cascades from the top of the Chandra Drona Hill from a height of 45m to flow before the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

An 8-hour drive from Bangalore, along the muddy mountainous tracks and hairpin turns, the picturesque hill station of Kemmangundi is enchanting for any who wishes to visit it. A summer retreat for erstwhile Wodeyar ruler, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV it has beautiful laid gardens, magnificent mountain ranges and splendid valleys, excellent visual treat for the tourists.
Kemmangundi has spectacular waterfalls cascading along its slopes, excellent animal life and rare species of plants. Trekkers climbing along the mountainous terrains enjoy the picturesque view. With base in Tarikere which is 35 kms from Kemmangundi, trekkers climb the hill slopes to enjoy the panoramic view of the verdant valleys below.
About 10kms from Kemmangundi, Kalhatti Falls is mesmerizing offering an excellent view of the cascading water from the Chandra Drona Hill from 45m above in front of the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Kalhatti Falls is a magnificent waterfall that plummets 400 feet or 122 meters. Sometimes these falls are referred to as the Kalahasti Falls. It is almost a transcendental experience to witness the raw power that this waterfall contains, yet it radiates beauty and grace at the same time. The falls are surrounded by beautiful greenery.

Kalhatti Falls of Karnataka is one of the most prominent waterfalls. Kalhatti Falls offer you a breath taking sight which you wont encounter anywhere else. Kalhatti Falls at Karnataka is a perfect retreat for people from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The adjoining natural beauty is intoxicating as leaving the place is not easy.

Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalahasti Falls and it falls from a height of 403 feet thereby offering a mesmerizing view. Historians attach the Kalhatti Falls and near by areas with sage Agasthya who might have stayed there.

Kalhatti Falls of Karnataka is one of the most prominent waterfalls. Kalhatti Falls offer you a breath taking sight which you wont encounter anywhere else. Kalhatti Falls at Karnataka is a perfect retreat for people from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The adjoining natural beauty is intoxicating as leaving the place is not easy.
Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalahasti Falls and it falls from a height of 403 feet thereby offering a mesmerizing view.


Location info:

Address:Kalhatti Falls is located one hour from Birur (Birur - Kadur Taluk in NE-Chikmagalur District). Birur is near Kadur, between Arsikere in Hassan Dist and Bhadravathi in Shimoga Dist. From Birur, Kalhatti is accessible through Lingadahalli.


Distances from Kalhatti Falls
1. Kemmangundi: 10 km
2. Bangalore: 245 km
3. Mangalore: 180 km

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Kalhatti Falls is a hot spot for the trekkers who carry out their trekking exercises on the adjoining hills and mountains. Tarikere which is sited at a distance of 35 kilometers is haunted by trekkers from all across the globe.

The trek: The trek is plain ascent. Many routes to the top of the falls beckon you. There is apparantly a route adjacent to the falls which is rocky and maybe slippery during rains. An alternate route is through the coffee plantations of Blue Mountain Estates which would require the services of a guide. The downside of this path is that it essentially is a jeep track.

A good place to end the trek is Santaveri on the other side of the hill. This is also well connected to Birur with buses every hour or so. (Santaveri - Birur takes about an hour on road). The Hubli-Bangalore Jan Shatabdhi express leaves Birur at 1655 and gets you to Bangalore by 2030.
This could be a decent itenary to follow.

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Flora and fauna: Kalhatti Falls is not just famous for its waterfall but also for the adjoining flora and fauna that surrounds it.
Pilgrim Center: Water here cascades down from a height of 122 metres (400 ft) amidst fascinating natural setting. It is said that this place has once hosted the hermitages of sage Agastya. A legend also associates him with the deity Veerabhadra for whom there is a temple here constructed in a gap between rocks. This is a cave temple with three stone carvings of three elephants at the entrance. Water cascades over these elephants and devotees believe that these waters have healing power.
Trekkers spot: Kalhatti Falls is a hot spot for the trekkers who carry out their trekking exercises on the adjoining hills and mountains. Tarikere which is sited at a distance of 35 kilometers is haunted by trekkers from all across the globe.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station: Mangalore
Nearest Airport:Tarikere

The route from Bangalore is through Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Kadur - Birur on NH206. The road from Birur to Lingadahalli is about 15 kms. From there, there is a fork whose left arm goes to Santaveri and continues towards Chikmagalur and the right arm goes towards Kalhatti falls and Kemmangundi.

How to get there: Birur is a junction well connected on the Bangalore-Shimoga, Bangalore-Kolhapur, Bangalore-Hubli or Yeshwantpur-Vasco routes. The Shimoga Express leaves Bangalore at 2310 and reaches Birur at an unearthly hour of 0315. Buses from Birur towards Lingadahalli are at 0545, 0630 and quite regularly after that. These buses take about 30 mins. You can hire private vehicles to take you till Kalhattigiri (another 30 min ride on road)from where you can begin the trek.

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The Mudumalai forest, the Bandipur forest, and plenty of cardamom trees can be found all in the same general area as Kalhatti Falls. It is also possible to experience some of India's exotic wildlife in the area of the falls. Bear, tigers, elephants, and monkeys can all be seen in that region.

Hebbe falls is another place of interest nearby.

  • Kemmanagundi - Situated a few kilometers from Ozone Valley & situated at a height of 4,732 ft. above sea level

  • Kalhatti Falls - Two kilometers from Ozone Valley is the famous Kalhatti falls where the water falls from a height of 403 ft. Annual fair (Jatra) held every year during February/March, which attracts thousands of devotees.

  • Hebbe Falls - Eight kilometers from Kemmanagundi is Hebbe falls where the water gushes from a height of 554 ft. Though the road to Hebbe falls is bad, the journey is memorable.

  • Muthodi - Thirty two kilometers from Chikkamagalur town is Muthodi, known for its wildlife sanctuary and the backwaters of Bhadra reservoir. While driving through this sanctuary, you can feast your eyes on a variety of wild animals like Bisons, Panthers, Wild boars, Sambars, etc.

  • Baba Budan Giri - Twenty eight kilometers from Chikkamagalur is the Baba Budan range, named after the Muslim saint who legend says brought seven seeds of coffee from Yemen in the 17th century and the cultivation of which spread to other regions.

  •  Mullayana Giri situated at a height of 6355 ft. above sea level is one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and Nilgiris. Dattatreya Peetha situated here is venerated both by Hindus and Muslims.

  • Belur and Halebid - Forty kilometers from Chikkamagalur, are the world famous temples of Belur and Halebid, built during Hoysala dynasty nearly 800 years ago and known for the intricate carvings and pillars.


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Accommodations are available at Horticulture Guest House, Kalhatti falls

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