Beyond the limits of the high-tech city of Bangalore and into the rocky terrain of rustic Karnataka lies an alluring piece of nature. This is Muthyala Maduvu, a place known for its waterfall, which makes for a relaxing picnic spot. While the waterfall may not be as grand as some of the others to be found in the state, but the dancing stream of water cascading down from a height of 90-metres via its rocky cradle with the vibrant green canopy in the background makes this attraction a real magnet for tourists. As the water falls onto the rocks, it bounces off in droplets, which shine like pearls in the daylight. This does lend credence to its alternate name – Pearl Valley.

Muthyala Maduvu, Bangalore Information

Alternate Name

Pearl Valley




Pearl Valley, Thammanayakanahalli, Karnataka

Entry Fee

Four Wheeler – Rs 30

Two Wheeler – Rs 10

Best Time to Visit

August to November

Distance from Bangalore Airport

77 km

Nearest Railway Station

Anekal Road (9.5 km)

Things to do at Muthyala Maduvu, Bangalore

Just about 45 kilometres from Bangalore, Muthyala Maduvu is a short yet rewarding road trip. Please note, to reach the waterfall, you would need to climb around 150 steps. Apart from hiking up to the waterfall, you can enjoy partaking in many other activities at this panoramic location. The most popular are-

1. Picnicking

Do you fancy hosting a picnic by a waterfall or forest in the backdrop? Then, Muthyala Maduvu is the place to venture to. Enjoy eating your food with your favourite people while soaking in the peaceful and natural ambience of the valley. Once you have finished eating, dip your toes in the clear water of the lake, take in the fresh air, and enjoy the soulful sound of the water gurgling through the rocks. This can be one of the best picnics for you. Just remember not to throw any waste around.

3. Trekking

If you love trekking in untouched forests, Muthyala Maduvu has much to offer to you. The trek will take on rocky terrains set amidst dense forests. Also, there are a number of smaller waterfalls around the trekking route. Take a break, relax by one of these waterfalls, rejuvenate yourself, and start afresh.

4. Bird watching

Pearl Valley is known as a bird watcher’s paradise. Along with an awesome variety of flora, you would come across a spectacular variety of birds. The sight of the colourful birds and the cacophony of their chirping can halt you on your track. So do not forget to carry your binoculars and bird book on your trip to this attraction.

5. Pilgrimage

There is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva on top of the waterfall. The morning puja offered to the lord is a truly piety-evoking prayer. Many devotees visit this temple every day.

6. Swimming

The small lake by the side of the waterfall is popular with tourists. It is a shallow lake where you can enjoy a few splashes with your family and friends. In fact, many visitors to Muthyala Maduvu do take a break here for an energising swim in the natural waters.

Attractions near Muthyala Maduvu, Bangalore

  • Thattekere Lake (16 km)
  • Kyalasanahalli Lake (18 km)
  • Bannerghatta Biological Park (20 km)
  • Shree Parshwa Susheel Dham Swetamber Jain Temple (22 km)

The combination of pleasant weather, dense forests, cascading waterfalls and chirping birds makes this one of the best places to see near Bangalore. It is the right place to spend a few peaceful hours away from the humdrum and busy city life. Whether you are a trekker, a nature lover or a bird watcher, Muthyala Maduvu offers something to everybody. Just make sure to start early from Bangalore and bring your own refreshments as there are not many restaurants around.