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Jhari Waterfalls (22 km from Chikmagalur)

Published Date: 09-May-2024

Also known as Buttermilk Waterfalls owing to its appearance, Jhari Waterfalls is a dream come true for those who love nature’s virgin beauty. It usually takes a kilometre-long trek to reach the waterfalls from where the actual road ends. However, it adds to the thrill. Surrounded by fragrant tea and coffee plantations as well as cliffs, this waterfall is a scenic retreat. The pool formed at its bottom is ideal for splashing around or unwinding.

  • Best time to visit: August to January
  • Ideal duration: 1 hour
  • How to reach:
    • By Air: You will easily get a taxi from Mangalore Airport, but for the last 5 km stretch, you need to hire a private jeep as the road becomes challenging.
    • By Train: You have to reach Kadur Junction first and then hire a cab. To cover the last 5 km, you can hire a jeep or trek.
    • By Road: You can drive to Chikmagalur from Bangalore or Mangalore and then hire a jeep.
  • Best for: One of the most amazing places in Chikmagalur tourism.
  • Tip: The perfect time to pay a visit to the falls is during the monsoon and post-monsoon seasons.
  • Nearby Attractions: Baba Budangiri, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Z Point, Hirekolale Lake, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Nirvanaswamy Temple, Kemmangundi Peak
  • Nearby Restaurants: Town Canteen, The Estate Cafe, Siri Coffee, Mirra, The Riders Nest, Vishnu Delicacy, Tavisa Bar and Kitchen

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