Places in Western Ghats
Kurinajal
iruppu falls
magod falls
mullainagiri giri
bababudangiri
beNNe hoLe falls
kumara parvata
hebbe falls
Vibhooti Falls, North Kanara
Mandagadde
jog falls
tadiyandamol
Banavasi
kodachaadri
abbey falls
burude falls
edakumeri (green route)
unchalli
Sirimane Falls, ChickaMagalur
Waate HaLLa Falls, North Kanara.
yana
shivagange falls
kavala caves
kanoor
satoddi falls
narasimha parvata
sykes point, kavaLa caves
sahasralinga
kemman gundi

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Kurinajal

This peak is almost at the height of Kudremukh. It is about 20+kms from Kudremukh colony and about 10+kms from the main road to Kudremukh colony. The point where you start is about 9kms from kudremukh colony. First route, You will get down before you reach the colony after the Bhagavati forest check post, and the other route starts from village called "MaLa". where the former route takes you in a jeepable track the later is through thickets of the jungle typical to Western Ghats.

There is an old abandoned UHF receiver station here at the top, but the water is available at 1km distance downhill. If lucky you may find Bisons strolling around.

Note: Since the whole area is now inside the Kuduremukh National Park, one is not allowed to stay here. And stay inside anywhere the national park is not entertained without prior permission.

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Geo ... place {kurinjal} in South Kanara in Western Karnataka.

Other places of interest :- nature camp, bhagavati, Hanman gundi, Kudremukh, Sutanabbe Falls

Distance ... From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Kudremukh Colony
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Kudremukh Colony
Nearest Medical Help Kudremukh Colony (19+kms)
Nearest Hotel Kudremukh Colony
Approach... Best Time : Early Winter

iruppu falls
This waterfalls is amidst of lush green Western Ghats and is located at about 50kms from Madikeri and 20kms from NagarahoLe National Park. This stream will later join river Kaveri. 

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Geo ... place {iruppu falls} in Madikeri district in South Karnataka. 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 250+ kms.
From Nearest Town 10kms (Madikeri).
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Madikeri
Nearest Medical Help Madikeri.
Nearest Hotel Madikeri. 

Approach :  Best Time Early Winter

magod falls
This waterfall of the Bedti river is around 17kms from Yellapur. You have to take deviation to the left after around 5kms on the way to Ankola from Yellapur (this highway ride which actually starts from Hubli and ends near Ankola meeting NH 17 is an experience by itself. Almost empty smooth road with your loving vehicle hmm..). This place has a forest guest house though, do carry your food and water supplies. 
To reach to the bottom of the waterfall you have to take deviation of about 10+kms on the way to the place (there is a place with 4 roads meeting at one place , take left) to walk upstream to reach the waterfall.
This height of this water fall is around 650ft. On the way to this waterfall you will find nice lake called "Kavade Kere" of about 60acres area.

A word of caution : Avoid sundays and holidays as it will be crowded (mostly with unhealthy social practices).

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Geo ... place {magod} in Yellapur taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 
Other places of interest :- satoddi falls.
Distance ...
From Bangalore 500+ kms
From Nearest Town 17kms(yellapur)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk yellapur
Nearest Medical Help yellapur
Nearest Hotel yellapur

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mullainagiri giri
This peak is the highest (6,317ft) in karnataka and the highest between Nilgiris and the Himalayas. 
This peak can be reached from Chikamagalur and is around 15+kms distance from the town. A few buses going towards the bababudangiri will take you to the foothill of the peak where a arch(Sarpadaari) is built saying about the peak Mullaina giri. This could be the starting point or a little before this spot another track (jeep track)takes you to the peak.

From here it is nice trek to Kemmangundi via Bababudangiri and GaLi kere. 

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Geo ... place {mullainagiri} in Chikamagalur(15+kms) taluq in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- bababudangiri, kemmangundi, hebbe falls
Distance ... 
From Bangalore 260+ kms
From Nearest Town Chikamagalur 15+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Chikamagalur
Nearest Medical Help Chikamagalur
Nearest Hotel Chikamagalur
Approach : Best Time Early Winter

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bababudangiri
This peak is one of the highest in Karnataka. This peak can be reached from Chikamagalur which is around 250+km's away from Bangalore. This peak is about 20+km's from Chikamagalur. Few buses (not frequent) will take you to the spot where the "darga" is situated. From there it is few km's walk to the peak which has some old station of the telecom dept.

From here there are two trekking routes. One route will take you to the beautiful hill station "Kemmangundi" via GaLi kere (One hour walk), which is about 22+km's trek. And other route will take you to Mullaina Giri which is around 8+km's away from Bababudan giri. 


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Geo ... place {bababudangiri} in Chikamagalur(20+km's) taluq in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- mullainagiri, kemmangundi, hebbe falls.

Distance ... From Bangalore 260+ km's
From Nearest Town Chikamagalur 20+km's
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Chikamagalur
Nearest Medical Help Chikamagalur
Nearest Hotel Chikamagalur 

Approach:  Best Time Early Winter
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beNNe hoLe falls
This marvelous place is one among the numerous waterfalls (somebody said 18) in North Kanara. A tributary of the river "Aghanashini" by name 'beNNe hoLe'(hoLe is big stream in Kannada) flowing through the dense forests of the Devimane Ghats region of the Western Ghats falling from a height of about 200feet forms a spectacular visual treat(of course mental too).

On the way to Kumta from Sirsi after 21kms you get a small places called "Kasage". From here the waterfall is around 6kms away. Take the path which goes towards "Hosur" and up to Hosur it is a jeep track till the last house in Hosur. From here it is 2kms walk to the waterfall. 

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Geo ... place { beNNe hoLe falls} in Sirsi(26+kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- unchalli falls , yana.

Distance ... From Bangalore 440 kms
From Nearest Town Sirsi 26+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Sirsi
Nearest Medical Help Ragi Hosalli 9+kms
Nearest Hotel Ragi Hosalli(tea shop, snacks) and Sirsi. 

Approach : Get Down at Kasage from en route Kumta from Sirsi. (this stop is 5km before Ragi Hosalli).
Best Time Early Winter (we went in rainy times, it is different 'cos nobody was around, hellua rain, full of leeches and everything is green as usual. The feeling is different entirely).
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kumara parvata
This peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in the whole of Western Ghats. The trek is of two days. You can either start from "Bidalli" from "Somawar pet" (Coorg) side or from "Subramanya" (South Kanara) side. Route 1. From Subramanya you get a place called Girigadde on the way to the peak on the first day of the trek, then you get a old structure well known as Mantapa and from there the top is 3hours trek. Route 2.From Somwar pet reach Bidalli en route peak. On the way you get a moderate waterfall also. From Bidalli you get buses to go to Somwar Pet in Coorg. 
This trek is one of the beautiful and one of the difficult treks in Karnataka. 

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Geo ... place {kumara parvata} in South Kanara district in West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- green route, subramanya

Distance ... From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Subramanya 15+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 20+kms (Subramanya, Somwar Pet)
Nearest Medical Help Subramanya, Somwar Pet
Nearest Hotel Subramanya, Somwar Pet
Approach : Best Time Early Winter
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hebbe falls
This beautiful waterfall is 10+kms away from the famous hill station Kemmangundi.This waterfall is inside coffee estate can either be reached by walk or a four wheeler. 

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Geo ... place {hebbe falls} in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- kemman gundi, kalhatta giri falls

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Tarikere
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Tarikere
Nearest Medical Help Kemman gundi (10+kms)
Nearest Hotel Kemman gundi
Approach : Best Time Early Winter
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Vibhooti Falls, North Kanara
One of the numerous waterfalls of the Western Ghats. This beautiful waterfall is at few kilometers distance from the place Yana. Along with the two huge rocks there is one more limestone rock structure (which is quite small in size compared to the giants) in the vicinity. When asked a localite said the waterfall got the name as Vibhooti falls because of this Lime Stone rock nearby. Once the Vaddi ghats are over you can feel the humidity of the coastal Karnataka (Coast is few hours journey from here). One will have to take a deviation at a place called Mabagi. From here the water fall is around 3kms distance. Though one finds few houses nearby the tentage and food are the items one should pack. 

Other places of interest nearby are : Yana, Unchalli Falls, BeNNe hoLe Falls.
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Vibhooti falls is 50Kms from Sirsi in North Kanara district and is around 8kms away from the Yana. 
Distance from Bangalore : 400+kms.
Nearest Hospital : Sirsi.
Nearest food point : Devanalli (Tea shop), Sirsi.
Nearest Petrol Bunk : Sirsi.
How to get there: 
Take a bus from Sirsi which goes to Mattighatta,Devanalli via Hegadekatta.You will not get a bus which takes you near the waterfall you will have to walk the Vaddi Ghat after you get down at Vaddi cross or Yana
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Mandagadde
This one of the few bird sanctuaries in the Malenaadu region of the Karnataka. The island formed in the middle of the River Tunga provides the necessary shelter and food for the birds. 

Though this Mandagadde in Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary is not considered biggest of the bird sanctuaries it is a habitat for a variety of birds. In the season which is from June to October one can find many Egrets, Snake birds etc. 

As there are no big hotels present in the Mandagadde tentage should be carried if one is planning a overnight stay. Huge sand covered river side which is at a little distance away from the sanctuary may be used. In any case guidance from the local people/forest department is a must. Mandagadde has quite a number of small hotels, and no lodges. 

En route Mandagadde you will see the Dam site at Gajanur and the elephant training camp at Sakrebyle. Early morning visits to Sakrebyle are the best. 

Other places of interest nearby are : Sakrebyle Elephant training camp, Gajanur.
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Mandagadde is a bird sanctuary in Shimoga district at about 30+kms from Shimoga itself.

Distance from Bangalore : 300+kms.
Nearest Hospital : Mandagadde.
Nearest food point : Mandagadde.
How to get there: 
Mandagadde is on the way to Theerthahalli from Shimoga. Plenty of State transport corporation buses and private buses run between these places.

jog falls
This is the place where the river Sharavati falls from a height of 292m forming a glorious waterfall. The river forms four different tracks which are named 'Raja', 'Rani', 'Roarer' and 'Rocket' which are named aptly by the majesty they display.

This place can be reached from sagar (30+kms), siddapur(21kms) or honnavar (60 kms). When you are coming from Siddapura take a right turn at a place called "Mavinagundi" which is few kms before jog. (You wont get this place if you are coming from sagar). And there are a few places where you can stay overnight. These places are run by KSTDC. 

When the water is less you can actually walk down to the bottom of the water fall, but be careful, that broken Beer bottle might hurt you.

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Geo ... place {jog} in Sagar taluq in Shimoga district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- honnavar, gersoppa, kanoor, honnemaradu, burude falls.
Distance ... 
From Bangalore 450+ kms
From Nearest Town 21kms(siddapura), 30+kms (Sagar)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk siddapura, Sagar
Nearest Medical Help Jog colony
Nearest Hotel Jog itself (siddapura, sagar) 

Approach : Best Time July - August
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tadiyandamol
"Highest Point" as called in Kodava language, this peak is the highest one in the Madikeri district situated near Vir raj pet about a 30kms away on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala. This peak just adjacent to the Makutta forest.
On the way you also get a old palace called 'Nalku Naadu Aramane'.

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Geo ... place {tadiyandamol} in Vir raj pet taluq in Coorg district in South West Karnataka. 
trek length : 1 day 

Other places of interest :- bhagamandala, madikeri, abbey falls, Nagara hole.

Route On a bus you have to get down at the Aramane stop which is before a place called Kakkabbe(if you are coming from Vir raj pet).From that palace the peak is around 6kms away. There is a almost road which will take you to the top if the peak. There is a stream at the foothill of the peak which is good for camping. There is a path just adjacent to the path which takes you to the peak.
Distance ... From Bangalore 250+ kms
From Nearest Town 30 kms (Vir raj pet)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 20kms (napoklu)
Nearest Medical Help ~20kms (Kakkabbe)
Nearest Hotel ~50kms(Vir raj pet)
Best Time to Trek : Early winter.
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Banavasi
Being the capital of the Kingdom of the "Kadamba" Kings, this place offers an insightful journey into the world of these Kings. Much of the place needs a retouch of care and recognition of the historic value of these memorable structures. Every year in May these Kings are remembered as a festival is organised known as "kadambotsava" 

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Geo... place { banavasi} in Sirsi(30+kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 400+ kms
From Nearest Town Banavasi
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Banavasi
Nearest Medical Help Banavasi
Nearest Hotel Banavasi
Approach : Best Time Any time (Rainy season is not all that appreciated.).

kodachaadri
This is the highest peak in Shimoga District. At the peak it is believed that 'Shankaracharya' did meditation. And to substantiate the same you will find a 'Sarvajna Peetha' at the top. 

En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called 'Agastya Teertha'. 
The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian sea for a moment. 

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Geo ... place {kodachaadri} in Hosa Nagar taluq in Shimoga district in West Karnataka. 
trek length : 1 day 

other places of interest :- Arishina Gundi Falls, Agastya Teertha, 

Route From Bangalore catch a bus to Kollur (South Kanara Dist.) From Kollur catch a bus which goes towards Nagara (Shimoga Dist.), and get down at a place [a 45 minute journey].To your right you'll find a mud road where you can find a sign indicating the way towards kodachaadri. On the way you will find a small tea shop (kaka angadi) after one hour walk. There you will also find a small stream nearby for the early morning business. From here it is roughly 5 hours of trek to the peak. Just half-an-hour before the peak you will find a temple, which is an ideal place for camping.(for budget conscious trekkers like us). There is also a travelers bungalow nearby. 

From the temple a slight deviation would lead to 'Agastya Teertha'. The route will take you inside dense forest it is advisable to take help from locals and not to venture at night. 

Best Time : October to March.
Distance ...
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Kollur 20kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Kollur
Nearest Medical Help Kollur
Nearest Hotel Kollur
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abbey falls
This waterfalls is amidst of lush green coffee plantation and is located at about 10kms from Madikeri. 

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Geo ... place { abbey falls } in madikeri(10+kms) taluq in madikeri district in South West Karnataka. 

Other places of interest :- iruppu falls, tadianda mol, talakaveri, bhagamandala 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 250+ kms.
From Nearest Town 10kms (Madikeri).
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Madikeri
Nearest Medical Help Madikeri.
Nearest Hotel Madikeri. 

Approach :
From Madikeri catch a local transport (jeep or taxi) to the coffee estate. From here it is a 10 minutes walk to the waterfalls through the coffee fields.
Best Time Early Winter.
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burude falls
This wonderful waterfall is around 20+kms from Siddapur and 55+kms from Sirsi, on Siddapur-Kumta road. The way to get down to the river is through a small creek which is dry in summer. And which will be full in rainy and winter seasons which makes the entry to the waterfall and the valley impossible.

The first step of the waterfall has an amphitheater sort of setting where hundreds of people can sit and watch the glorious waterfall and feel the mist rushing towards them. On the other side after a serious climb down you will get to see the other end of the waterfall. And the last stretch of this waterfall can only be heard from here. If you have a heart for climbing you can climb down to the edge of the rock to see it partially. This one is a wonderful one.

This could be a ideal two day spot.On the way to Kumta from Siddapur after Kyadagi (1+kms) you will get down at iLimane cross and take a walk for 5+kms to reach the waterfall. Do carry your ration and tentage. This place can also be reached by trekking from the Unchalli waterfalls along the stream.

And god knows who called it burude, he must have been a brainy. 

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Geo ... place {burude falls} in Siddapur(20+kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 

Other places of interest :- Jog, unchalli, honnemaradu 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 450+ kms
From Nearest Town Siddapur 20+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Siddapur
Nearest Medical Help Siddapur
Nearest Hotel Siddapur
Approach : Best Time Winter and early Summer
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edakumeri (green route)
This is a station on the railway track known as "green route" from Sakalesh Pura to the Subramanya Road station This railway station is a unique beautiful spot in the whole railway track because of the dense green forest in which it is situated. This stretch of the track with length about 52+kms has around 50+ tunnels and bridges with length varying from few meters to 0.5km and height varying from few meters to few hundred meters. Not to forget numerous streams en route.

This is one of the most picturesque spot (route) in the Western Ghats of the South Kanara . You can either start from the Sakalesh Pura or Subramanya Road Station.
There has been conversion of the track to broad gauge and no trains run on this track nowadays. And the old railway stations are mostly abandoned.

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Geo ... place {edkumeri}in South Kanara district in West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- kukke subramanya, kumara parvata, sakalesh pura 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Subrmanya 30+kms, Sakalesh pura 20+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Sakalesh Pura
Nearest Medical Help Sakalesh Pura
Nearest Hotel Sakalesh Pura

Best Time late Sept to early March is a good time for all kinds of treks in Western Ghats 

Approach ...
Railway track trek can be done either from Subramanya or from Donigal (starting point from SAkleshpur side). It depends on you to choose from which side you'd like to trek. Starting from Subramanya being a little convenient (one can avoid odd hours).

One can start from Subramanya railway station in the morning to reach Shirabagilu (~10kms, one will see a closed to abandoned rly station for the stay here overnight. or One can still trek further (depending on her/his capacity. assumed here is firs timer's pace) and stay along the track (there are quite a few huts). 

Next day trek upto Edaku'meri (~12-14kms). One can stay at the railway station. Next day trek upto Donigal (another 6-8kms) and catch a bus to Sakleshpur). This way make it a 2.5 day trek. Escape route: You can cross river to reach road (from Edaku'meri) and catch a bus instead if trekking to Donigal.
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unchalli
This place in thickets of the Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats is around 30kms from Sirsi and 35kms from Siddapura. Here river 'Aghanashini' running through thick woods makes a spectacular waterfall. The ksrtc buses will go up to a place called Heggarani. From Heggarani it is few kilometers walk. 
Jeep is the best mode of transportation anywhere in North Kanara. You can hire a jeep either in sirsi or anywhere your base camp is and take convenient drives. 

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Geo ... place {unchalli falls} in Siddapura taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- honnavar, yana, kanoor, jog, karwar 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 400+ kms
From Nearest Town 25kms (Sirsi)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 25kms (Sirsi)
Nearest Medical Help ~10kms Aminalli
Nearest Hotel ~25kms Sirsi, Tea Shops at Aminalli.

Approach ... Best Time Any Time, esp. Early Winter
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Sirimane Falls, ChickaMagalur
One of the numerous waterfalls of the Western Ghats. This beautiful waterfall is at 5 kilometers distance from the place Kigga near Sringeri. 

This waterfall though small in size when compared to the other waterfalls of the Western Ghats. But in beauty this one as pretty as others. Best season for visiting would be just after the rainy season. 

It is both good and bad as this waterfall is easily accessible through road. Good, the road makes the visit safe and fast. Bad news is that such easily accessible nice places are always crowded and crowded with "picnic going" crowd. 

Already this place is being spoilt. One can see writings on stone and lots of plastic bags thown around. pity! 

Other places of interest nearby are
: Narasimha Parvata. Aagumbe, Sringeri, Uluve Bird Sanctt.
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Sirimane falls is 5Kms from Kigga in Chickmagalur district and is around 22kms away from the Sringeri. 
Distance from Bangalore : 300+kms.
Nearest Hospital : Sringeri.
Nearest food point : Sringeri.
Nearest Petrol Bunk : Sringeri.

How to get there
Take a bus from Sringeri which goes to Kigga.You will not get a bus which takes you near the waterfall you will have to walk 5kms after you get down at Kigga. There is motorable way to the waterfall.
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Waate HaLLa Falls, North Kanara.
One of the numerous waterfalls of the Western Ghats. This beautiful waterfall is at few kilometers distance from Unchalli Falls. 

A tributary to the Aghanashini River makes this wonderful falls some 30kilometers away from the Sirsi Town falling from a height of around 100+feet.

The water bigger than stream and smaller than a river, by name Waate HoLe makes this visual treat. 'Waate' is the local name for the river side bamboo which can be found in plenty here. and hoLe is KannaDa for a medium sized river. 

This places is also quite close to one more water falls by name Unchalli Falls. And the beNNe hoLe falls. The Sirsi-Kumta road is the main road connecting to the nearest places to these places. 

Other places of interest nearby are : Yana, Unchalli Falls, BeNNe hoLe Falls. 


How to get there
Take a bus from Sirsi which goes to HaggaraNi, get down at a place by name Nilakunda. From here it is 3kms walk to the valley, where one has to climb down to reach the Waate HaLLa falls.
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Waate HaLLa falls is 30+Kms from Sirsi in North Kanara district.
Distance from Bangalore : 430+kms.
Nearest Hospital : Sirsi.
Nearest food point : Aminalli (Tea shop), Sirsi.
Nearest Petrol Bunk : Sirsi.
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yana
This place in thickets of the Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats is around 45kms from Sirsi and about the same distance from Kumta. Two huge rocks are the center of attraction here. There are two temples, temple of Shiva inside a cave and a Ganesha temple nearby. The other places of interest are a small waterfall and the forest itself.

There are two ways you can get there, Route i Take a bus from Sirsi which goes to mattighatta,devanalli via hegadekatta.Get down at a stop called "vaddi cross" and walk 6+kms from there. Route ii. Take a bus either from sirsi or kumta get down at a place called Anegundi near Kathagaal. This place is after the Devimane ghats if you are coming from Sirsi. From here it is around 16kms walk.

Jeep is the best mode of transportation anywhere in North Kanara. You can hire a jeep either in sirsi or anywhere your base camp is and take convenient drives

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Geo ... place {yana} in Kumta taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- honnavar, unchalli, kanoor, jog, karwar

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 400+ kms
From Nearest Town 50 kms (sirsi)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 50kms (sirsi, kumta)
Nearest Medical Help ~20kms (Hegadekatta)
Nearest Hotel ~50kms(Sirsi, Kumta) 
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shivagange falls
This waterfall is in a unique point of Western Ghats, on the border of three taluqs of North Kanara district (Sirsi, Yellapur, Ankola). At about 45kms away from Sirsi. You can take a bus going to Jaddigadde. From this Jaddigadde the waterfall is around 3+kms distance. Though a motorable road is available walking is a pleasant experience.The height of the waterfall is around 200ft. A little further away is a Ganesha temple in the middle of the river. This temple is on the upstream. To go to this place you will have to take the deviation before you start walking down the valley for the waterfall.

Forest Department has built a viewpoint a little away from the place, from there you get a nice view of the waterfall and the valley. One has to take their ration from Sirsi. There are tea shops at jaddigadde and other places like Hulekal, Vanalli (places en route.). 

One word of caution : don't try to get into the water near the waterfall. Many has already tried swimming (both amateurs and experts) and did not come up.

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Geo ... place {shiva gange falls} in sirsi(40+kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. Distance ... 
From Bangalore 400+ kms
From Nearest Town 40+kms(Sirsi)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Sirsi (you get some amount at Hulekal)
Nearest Medical Help Vaanalli 12+kms
Nearest Hotel Sirsi, tea shops at Jaddigadde, Vaanalli
Approach : Best Time during and after monsoon, Early Winter 

Best Time Any Time, esp. Early Winter
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kavala caves
On a small Hill top there are caves and temple inside caves. And all this inside lush green forests of Dandeli Reserved Forest. This place is one the way to Nagzari power station from Ambikanagar And is near to Sykes Point and is around 15+kms from Ambikanagar near Dandeli.

Both this place and Sykes Point are of around the same distance from Ambikanagar. Sykes Point is high point on the edge of Kali valley where you can see the River Kali running through the forest. This valley is very beautiful with thick untouched forest on both sides of the river. Especially the sunsets are wonderful visual treat.

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Geo ... place {kavala caves}in Joida taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- dandeli, sykes point, castle rock, sintheri rocks.

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 500+ kms
From Nearest Town ambikanagar (15+kms)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Ambika nagar kms
Nearest Medical Help Ambika nagar
Nearest Hotel Ambika nagar
Approach : Best Time Early Winter

kanoor
This place with a old fort in the middle of the dense forest is the center of attraction. Also Known as KeLadi Kote. Kote stands for Fort in Kannada. KeLadi is the name of the dynasty who ruled the place. 

On the way to Bhatkal from Sagar via Talaguppa and Kargal, 20+kms after Kargal you will get a place called Hosagadde, you will get down there and walk around 6-8 kms to reach a waterfall called Dabbe Falls. After that it is around 8+kms trek to the fort and from there about 8kms to the Gersoppa colony. Another route from there takes to a place called Bhimeshwari which is around 22kms from the fort. After Kanoor village the human inhabited place is just few kilometers before the fort, the house here is called the Doctor's house.

Food and tentage you must carry.

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Geo ... place {kanoor} in Sagar taluq in Shimoga district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- bhimeshwari, gersoppa, honnemaradu, jog 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 400+kms
From Nearest Town 35+kms(Kargal,Jog(45+kms))
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Siddapura, Talguppa.
Nearest Medical Help kargal, jog
Nearest Hotel kargal, jog
Approach : Best Time Early Winter
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satoddi falls
In the Ganeshgudi range forest of the yellapur taluq you will find this waterfall after 25+kms travel in from Yellapur. 
Satoddi is on the verge of submersion. The Kodasalli dam built down the stream of the river is the cause for the danger and in turn death of this beautiful waterfall.

Just after yellapur on the Yellapur-Hubli highway you will find a board saying something about eco-tourism and Satoddi on the left side just after the forest check post. From Yellapur you will get buses which will take you to a place called Barballi. From here it is about 8kms walk. 
Since the nearest fueling point is Yellapur carry your food and tentage. And you are not allowed to stay after 6pm in the forest.

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Geo ... place {satoddi falls} in Yellapur(25+kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- magod, ganesh gudi, yellapur

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 450+ kms
From Nearest Town Yellapur 25+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Yellapur
Nearest Medical Help yellapur 
Nearest Hotel yellapur
Approach: Best Time Winter and early Summer
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narasimha parvata

After a overnight Bus journey to Sringeri from Bangalore a 20+min local bus travel will take you to a place called Kigga. (frequency is 30+min approx) From kigga (the last stop for the bus) there are two ways .1: towards Sirimane waterfalls and 2: towards Narasimha Parvata.
Since this peak is inside the Kudremukh National Park you will be asked to pay some entry fee at the top. It is better you talk to a forest department official in kigga itself for any enquiry etc. 
It is 4.5hrs (awt- average walking time) from here to the peak. After kigga the water point is just before the summit of the peak. Fill your water bottles here. You are not allowed to camp inside the national park, though you can go to the next water point after the peak and camp there. 

From the peak if you see in the north west direction you will find a tower of certain relay station of Aagumbe, your destination. If you see to a little right to that you will find a bald patch of significant area between the forest, this place is the paddy fields of the Mallandoor village. There is a big valley between Narasimha parvata and Mallandoor. Keeping this in mind as the destination for the next days trek the wild track begins going through the forest and across the valley. Though there is plenty of water in the valley , there is only one or two water points in between. This trek to the Mallandoor village is about 6-7hrs awt (if you don't get lost in the forest).You may not find any paths in the jungle. Even if you find them they are bound to mislead you.

(Plan B: instead of camping just after the Narasimha parvata, get down to the valley and camp there. This way you would have covered a good distance of the next days trek.)

After the valley it is only climb uphill in the forest , so keep your eyes open as there is a good chance of getting lost. Take extra food items just in case and a good compass. The next day you once you reach the village you can stay in the village school premises. From here it is 2.5+hrs awt walk to Agumbe. On the way you have to take deviation to go to the Barkana View point and Jogigundi. Ask a localite to guide you. The Barkana view point gives a splendid bird's-eye view of the Barkana falls and the great forest of the Western Ghats. Jogigundi is a place where a stream forms a waterfall. and good camping area. Now it s being littered allover. 

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Geo ... place {narasimha parvata} in Aagumbe(25+kms) taluq in Shimoga district in North West Karnataka.

other places of interest :- sringeri, aagumbe, koodlu teertha, sirimanefalls

Distance ..
From Bangalore 350+ kms
From Nearest Town 16+kms(Sringeri) From Nearest Petrol Bunk 16+kms(Sringeri)
Nearest Medical Help Kigga, Sringeri
Nearest Hotel Sringeri 
Best Time Winter to early summer

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sykes point, kavaLa caves
This place near Ambikanagar near Dandeli is famous for its fabulous view of the valley of the river Kali inside the Dandeli Reserved Forest. There is a temple near by on top of a small hill. This temple is inside a cave, This place is called "kavaLa caves". This place offers a great part of the untouched part of the forests of the Western Ghats. Being a wildlife reserve opportunities for trekking are less.

This place is round 23kms from Dandeli. The other place near by is the Syntheri Rocks which is 32kms from Dandeli. Here is a monolith of around 500ft with the Kaneri river beneath with a small waterfall.The Dandeli Reserved Forest is 475sq.kms big with Aninshi National Park with area 250sq.kms. 

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Geo ... place {sykes point, kavaLa caves} in Supa taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 500+ kms
From Nearest Town Ambika Nagar 8kms 
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Ambika Nagar
Nearest Medical Help Ambika Nagar
Nearest Hotel Ambika Nagar
Approach : Best Time Any Time but Summer.

sahasralinga
There are hundreds of the stones with Shiva Linga carved on them by the side or river 'Shalmala'. Because these uncountable carvings, the place gets the name "Sahasra Linga" (thousand lingas). Every year on the day of 'Shivaratri' hundreds of people visit this place to worship Lord Shiva. When the water level is not high enough you can actually see all those carvings. Best time would winter and early summer. Best place for one day outing. 
This place is on the way to Yellapur from Sirsi at about 17kms from Sirsi. After Bhairumbe you will have to get down at a bus-stop called Hul Gol bus-stop and walk towards Hulgol and from the main road it is around 2kms distance. Do carry your food and tentage. 

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Geo ... place {sahasralinga} in Sirsi(17kms) taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka.

Other places of interest :- sirsi, magod, banavasi 

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 500+ kms
From Nearest Town 17kms(Sirsi) From Nearest Petrol Bunk 17kms(Sirsi)
Nearest Medical Help Bhairumbe (6+kms)
Nearest Hotel Sirsi 

Approach : Best Time Winter to early summer
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kemman gundi
This beautiful hill station of Karnataka in well situated in the grassy lands of the Western Ghats, just after the malenaadu region. 
This place is around 8hours away from the state capital Bangalore. Though there is no direct bus to the place, the nearest place Tarikere can be reached by either Passenger train or a bus.
This place has good accommodation of all sorts, from dormitories to the Forest department inspection bungalows. For further information forest officials in the Aranya Bhavan in Bangalore may be contacted.
This place has a beautiful Rose Garden along with many other attractions. There is a place called Z-point at about 10minutes walk from this main place which gives a nice ariel view of the grass lands of the Western Ghats.

From here if one road takes you to the hebbe waterfall and en route to kemman gundi , about 20kms before there is deviation for one more waterfall know as Kalhatta giri water falls. This beautiful water fall has a temple nearby which can be approached after crossing the waterfall.

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Geo ... place {kemman gundi} in Tarikere taluq in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka. 
other places of interest :- Hebbe waterfalls, Bababudan giri, Charmadi Ghat. z-point.

Best Time : October to March.

Distance ... 
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Tarikere
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Tarikere
Nearest Medical Help Tarikere, kemman gundi
Nearest Hotel Kemman gundi, tarikere