Located between the verdant mountains of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Udupi is one of the most famous places of pilgrimage in Karnataka as it is home to the famous Sri Krishna Temple. Besides, this sacred town in Karnataka is also home to many shimmering waterfalls in its premises which will certainly allure you with its gorgeous appearance and beauty where you can go to relax, rewind, and rejuvenate as part of Udupi Tour Packages. Check here, our list of some of the most popular waterfalls in and around Udupi.
Kudlu Teertha Waterfall
Situated on Udupi-Agumbe road, Kudlu Teertha is the first waterfall on the River Sita and among the best places to visit in Agumbe. Also called Sita Falls, it cascades down from a height of about 300 feet into a pool which is considered holy by local people as it is believed that sages meditated here thousands of years ago. Also, Kudlu Teertha Waterfall is known for its serene atmosphere that lures a large number of tourists every year. Tourists can walk near the waterfall and enjoy a refreshing bath. Since the waterfall is located deep in the jungle, one can only be reached by trekking through the dense forest.
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Jogi Gundi Waterfall
Jogi Gundi Falls is a stunning waterfall located inside Agumbe’s rainforest. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka and among the must-visit places as part of the Agumbe tour packages. Cascading down from a height of about 20 feet, the waterfall got its name from the saint Jogi who used to meditate at this place. The unique feature of this waterfall is the point of origin. The Jogi Gundi fall originates from a cave and runs through a hill, then merges into the Malapahaari River, a tributary of the Tungabhadra. The waterfall is about 4 km from the main town and the last 1 km needs to be hiked via a narrow and steep trail. The surroundings of the falls capture the great natural beauty and it’s an ideal place to spend a couple of hours. It is one of the popular places to visit in Udupi.
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Onake Abbi Waterfall
Just 50 km away from Udupi, Onake Abbi Falls is one of the charming waterfalls near Mangalore and among the top places to visit in Agumbe. There is only one branch in the falls and it is like ‘onake’, hence the name. Cascades down from a height of around 500 feet, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Western Ghats belt. Onake Abbi waterfall can be reached only by hiking 5 to 6 km from Agumbe and it passes through dense forest where one can sometimes spot animals like Sambhar, mouse deer, and civet cats. Visitors are required to get permission for hiking from the Forest Department.
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Formed by the River Sita, Barkana Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Balehalli forest area near Agumbe, among the top places to visit near Mangalore. Cascading down from a height of about 800 feet, Barkana Falls is the 10th tallest waterfall in India, and among the popular waterfalls near Udupi. This waterfall is the source of one of the important hydroelectric projects in Karnataka. The name Barkana comes from the word Barka, which means ‘Mouse Deer’, which is found in the region. Tourists need to undergo a steep trek from the Western Ghats via the Gumbo Ghats to reach the fall. Part of the approach road to the falls is very muddy & only suggested to go by Jeep. The Barkana waterfall is an enthralling sight to watch during the heavy monsoons. However, it is risky to visit the waterfall during the rainy season as the trek route becomes very slippery. However, the awesome sight of the valley from the viewpoint and the beauty of the waterfall is worth taking up the tiring trek.
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Arisina Gundi Waterfall
Arisina Gundi Waterfall is one of the popular waterfalls located in Udupi, among the best places to visit near Mysore. Settled in the midst of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, the surroundings of this gorgeous waterfall are certainly green and beautiful and attract a huge number of crowds during the monsoon season. Besides, one can take a bath in the huge swimming pool created at its base, and it is also a perfect picnic spot for picnic lovers. This waterfall is deep inside the forests close to Kodachadri hills and demands a 1-2 km trek from the nearest approach road. The road can be reached by hiring a Jeep from Kollur Temple, among the top places to visit in Murudeshwar.
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Surrounded by mountains and hills, Kudumari waterfall is one of the magnificent falls located in Udupi and among the ideal places to visit near Bangalore for trekkers, mountaineers, and campers. Plunged from a height of about 1000 feet, it provides a splendid view of the Arabian Sea and the beautiful scenery of nearby places to tourists. Also, it is considered that a bath in Kudumari Falls is all set to relax your mind and soul during your Udupi Tour.
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