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Manikyadhara Falls (33 km from Chikmagalur)

Published Date: 09-May-2024

If anyone says they are not enchanted by nature, they haven’t had a look at Manikyadhara Falls yet. When the sun kisses this gorgeous waterfall, its droplets sparkle like pearls, hence, the name. All you have to do is climb down a flight of 200 steps to admire the dazzling beauty of these falls and take a dip in the cool waters that locals and pilgrims believe to be holy and curative. In fact, according to legend, Baba Budan, the Sufi Saint, was searching and praying for water, when this waterfall came into being. 30 feet in height, it soothes your soul with its Insta-worthy surroundings. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the Western Ghats from the falls.

  • Best time to visit: September to May
  • Ideal duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • How to reach:
    • By Air: Take a taxi after flying to Mangalore Airport to reach this waterfall.
    • By Train: Reach Kadur Junction and then hire a taxi.
    • By Road: You can board a KSRTC bus from any part of Karnataka to reach Chikmagalur, and then hire a taxi.
  • Best for: Among the popular places to visit in Chikmagalur with friends.
  • Tip: Carry adequate drinking water with yourself.
  • Nearby Attractions: Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Baba Budangiri, Kemmangundi, Kudremukh National Park, Kalhatti Falls
  • Nearby Restaurants: Town Canteen, The Estate Cafe, Siri Coffee, Mirra, The Riders Nest, Vishnu Delicacy, Tavisa Bar and Kitchen
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.1 rating and 1,900 reviews

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