Exploring Waterfalls in Chikmagalur

Hebbe Falls Chikmagalur
Waterfall from a hill
stream amid rocks and trees

In Chikmagalur, waterfalls can be seen amidst tea and coffee plantations, stunning hills, rainforests, and Shola grassland. Chikmagalur is a tourist-friendly location. It would take a week to explore the city and its attractions. The best time to visit is between July and December when the river is flowing at its fullest. If you are looking forward to spending quality time with your family or loved ones, the waterfalls near Chikmagalur are a must to explore.

Some of the Noted Waterfalls near Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur falls

Hebbe Falls


Hebbe Falls Chikmagalur is one of the fascinating tourist attractions and provides a restorative respite from the bustle of the city. Cascading down from a height of 551 ft, the waterfall is known to have healing herbs in its waters and is considered sacred. Taking a swim here provides a peaceful excursion as it is surrounded by the grandeur of lush forests and coffee plantations. The falls gush down and form two stages - Doddaa Hebbe and Chikka Hebbe. The stunning view is a sight to behold, which you can reach via government jeeps. After an 8 km drive, walk 1.5 km into the woods to witness the stellar nature's creation!

Jhari Falls


Also known as Buttermilk Falls Chikmagalur, this 328-foot-high waterfall is from the springs stemming from the mountains. The Jhari Waterfalls Chikmagalur is located inside a gated coffee estate. The waterfall is accessible through an adventurous trek. The path up to this waterfall is on rough ground and the easiest way to get to its base is by hiking through the forest or hiring a private jeep. It is best to arrive here early in the day to see the droplets from the waterfall sparkle with rainbow colours when the sun's rays directly contact them.

falls near chikmagalur
waterfalls near chikmagalur

Kalahatti Falls


Get to Kalahalli falls if you're looking for peace and spirituality in one place. This waterfall is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Chikmagalur. Kalahatti Falls is located in the district of Chikmagalur and 10 km from kemmanagundi hill station. The iconic Veerabradeshwara Temple - devoted to Lord Shiva, is also located there.

Shankar Falls


Shankar Falls is one of the most stunning falls near Chikmagalur and a hidden gem in the district's deep forest. The falls is reachable with a half-mile hike through the dense jungle. On your journey to this waterfall, you can hear birds tweeting and the sound of water gushing from the slopes. Located on the road from Chikmagalur to Balehonnur, Shankar falls is must visit in your itinerary.

Stream with a tree

Chikmagalur has unquestionably become a popular travel destination for avid nature lovers. Check out our stay at The Serai Chikmagalur if a visit to Chikmagalur is looming in the future.

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