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Kallathigiri Falls (53 km from Chikmagalur)

Published Date: 09-May-2024

You can soak in nature’s magnificence, quite literally, at Kallathigiri Falls, which is one of the most intriguing places to see in Chikmagalur. With water rushing wildly from about 400 feet and down the Chandra Drona Mountains, this waterfall is a marvel indeed. An overhanging ledge is the best part here, as you can stand right under it and feel the water pound on you. Locals believe that these waters have healing powers as well. The surrounding rocks and lush flora appeal to photography enthusiasts, peace lovers and even trekkers. You can seek divine blessings at the Veerabhadra Temple here, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and creates a unique setting.

  • Best time to visit: April to June
  • Ideal duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • How to reach:
    • By Air: You can fly to Mangalore Airport and then board a direct bus or hire a taxi.
    • By Train: Reach Birur Junction and then hire a taxi, or auto, or board a bus.
    • By Road: You can simply drive from Chikmagalur or even Mangalore or Bangalore.
  • Best for: It is among the best places to visit in Chikmagalur.
  • Tip: Bring an extra pair of clothes.
  • Nearby Attractions: Mullayanagiri Peak, Baba Budangiri Mountain Range, Coffee Museum, Kemmangundi, Hebbe Falls, Kudremukh National Park, Jhari Waterfalls
  • Nearby Restaurants: Town Canteen, The Estate Cafe, Siri Coffee, Mirra, The Riders Nest, Vishnu Delicacy, Tavisa Bar and Kitchen
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.2 rating and 7,500 reviews

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