Among the numerous pristine waterfalls near Bangalore, Chunchi Falls offers a day of utter relaxation, away from the city. Located on the edge of the Western Ghats, the waterfall is surrounded by rocky hills and lush vegetation, which make the scene quite picturesque. Chunchi Falls is popular among nature lovers, picnickers, groups of friends, families and even couples. Make sure you approach the travel desk of your Bangalore hotel to enquire about such pretty places near the city.

Read ahead to know all about this popular weekend getaway from Bangalore, including its location, entry fee and timings.

Chunchi Falls, Bangalore Information


Kanakapura, Karnataka


Waterfall; picnic spot


Sunrise to sunset

Parking Fee



Trekking, photography, picnic

Best Time to Visit

October to February

Nearest Railway Station


Distance from Bangalore Airport

126 km

Chunchi Falls: Things to Do 

Chunchi Falls is a great place for a road trip from Bangalore, as it is merely 90.5 km from the city. To reach the falls, you need to undertake a short but exciting hike. On the way to the waterfalls is a watchtower, which offers 360-degree views of the lush deciduous forests all around. Once at the falls, you can descend to its plunge pool to soak your feet in the cool water and refresh yourselves. However, swimming is not advised, due to strong currents and crocodiles. The hills all around are a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic, so don’t forget to pack yummy things from home.

Attractions near Chunchi Falls 

  • Sangama (13 km)
  • Akravati Dam (13 km)
  • Mekedatu (17.5 km)
  • Kudlani Doddi Falls (29 km)

So, if you like the idea of a quiet getaway from the city, then Chunchi Falls is the perfect spot to visit, as it is green, refreshing and secluded. One day here would be enough to recharge your mental batteries and prepare you for another grueling week at work or college.