Barkana Falls are among the ten highest waterfalls in India. They are located near Agumbe in Shimoga district of state of Karnataka. Barkana falls are formed by Sita river. Currently Barkana falls are the prime source of one of the hydro electric projects in Karnataka. It is a wonderful location for sight seeing and enjoy the picnik, but beware of the blood suckers in rainy seasons..
Barkana Waterfalls, 259 meters high, is one of the picturesque spots in Shimoga District of Karnataka. Located in Balehalli forest area, Barkana Falls is about 80 km from Thirthahalli. It is formed by the natural water of Seeta River. A small stream adjoins the waterfalls.
Barkana is located approximately 7 kilometers from Agumbe within the dense forests of the western ghats. The name Barkana comes from the words Barka which means "Mouse Deer" and Kana means "Home". Currently Barkana falls are the prime source of one of the hydro electric projects in Karnataka.
|Address:Distance - Approx 80 kms from Tirthahalli and 7 kms from Agumbe|
|District: Shimoga district|
|Nearest City: Shimoga|
|Best time to visit:Early Winter|
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The view from the Barkana platform which roughly 2000 feet above sea level; located at the borders of Shimoga and Udupi districts provides a beautiful view of the V shaped valley with a spectacular 2200 feet high waterfall of the Sita river at the seam.
You can either drive or trek to Barkana which includes 4 kilometers of tar road and the rest is mud road. The roads runs through dense forests and hence is shaded and pleasant throughout the year. Almost midway between falls a tiny village called Mallandoor which has approximately 50 families.
Nestling in the Southern end of Tirthahalli, Agumbe is also called as Cherapunji of South of Switzerland of Karnataka. Here in this region of heavy falls lies the Barkana Falls. The Barkana Falls are made by the river called as Sita River. Bakrana Falls also makes for one of the best trekking grounds as one covers the Kudllu Teertha to reach the Bakrana Falls. There amidst the dense forest which cover the area lie the Barkana Falls.
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To reach Bakrana Falls one has to trek the Western Ghats ranging the Gumbo Ghats. As one treks the range, one can see the beautiful lush greenery which surrounds the entire place. But while climbing the Ghats one has to be careful as the slopes are steep, some as deep as 75 to 85 degrees. One has to trek at least 2000 ft from the valley to reach Bakrana Valley Falls. With the Falls at such a height, one can see almost the entire valley. The beauty of the falls coming from the Himalayas is insurmountable
The way to Bakrana Falls is also a motorable path and those interested in adventures like Motorbiking can very well trek the path of from Agumbe to Bakrana. Barkana Falls come under the Indias Ten Highest Waterfalls
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Kudlu Teertha Falls : Kudlu Teertha Falls are the beautiful falls, falling 126 feet deep. The water of the falls drop the top to bottom in one big leap. Its a 4 kms walk from the grounds to reach the falls. This fall has a religious aspect too from the villages point of view.
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|Nearest Human Vegetation - Tirthahalli - Shimoga|
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Nearest Medical Help - Shimoga 80+ kms
? The nearest Airport is Thiruvananthpuram ( 95 kms) and the railway station is Kollam and Aryankavu. The train to Kollam and Aryankavu can be catched from Thiruvananthpuram. Palaruvi is 4 kms from Aryankavu.