Kalhatti Falls

Kalhatti Falls start at the top of the Chandra Drona Hill, from a height of 45m to flow before the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated 10km from Kemmangundi, Kalahatti is about 250 km form Bangalore. Two kilometers from Ozone Valley is the famous Kalhatti falls where the water falls from a height of 403 ft. Annual fair (Jatra) held every year during February/March, which attracts thousands of devotees.



Kalhatti Falls is located at Kallattipura in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The waterfall is only 10 kilometers away from Kemmangundi hill station and is a must visit for tourists of Karnataka. Kalhatti Falls is not just famous for its waterfall but also for the adjoining flora and fauna that surrounds it.

Water cascades from the top of the Chandra Drona Hill from a height of 45m to flow before the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

An 8-hour drive from Bangalore, along the muddy mountainous tracks and hairpin turns, the picturesque hill station of Kemmangundi is enchanting for any who wishes to visit it. A summer retreat for erstwhile Wodeyar ruler, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV it has beautiful laid gardens, magnificent mountain ranges and splendid valleys, excellent visual treat for the tourists.

Kemmangundi has spectacular waterfalls cascading along its slopes, excellent animal life and rare species of plants. Trekkers climbing along the mountainous terrains enjoy the picturesque view. With base in Tarikere which is 35 kms from Kemmangundi, trekkers climb the hill slopes to enjoy the panoramic view of the verdant valleys below.

About 10kms from Kemmangundi, Kalhatti Falls is mesmerizing offering an excellent view of the cascading water from the Chandra Drona Hill from 45m above in front of the Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Kalhatti Falls is a magnificent waterfall that plummets 400 feet or 122 meters. Sometimes these falls are referred to as the Kalahasti Falls. It is almost a transcendental experience to witness the raw power that this waterfall contains, yet it radiates beauty and grace at the same time. The falls are surrounded by beautiful greenery.

Kalhatti Falls of Karnataka is one of the most prominent waterfalls. Kalhatti Falls offer you a breath taking sight which you wont encounter anywhere else. Kalhatti Falls at Karnataka is a perfect retreat for people from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The adjoining natural beauty is intoxicating as leaving the place is not easy.

Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalahasti Falls and it falls from a height of 403 feet thereby offering a mesmerizing view. Historians attach the Kalhatti Falls and near by areas with sage Agasthya who might have stayed there.

Kalhatti Falls of Karnataka is one of the most prominent waterfalls. Kalhatti Falls offer you a breath taking sight which you wont encounter anywhere else. Kalhatti Falls at Karnataka is a perfect retreat for people from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The adjoining natural beauty is intoxicating as leaving the place is not easy.

Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalahasti Falls and it falls from a height of 403 feet thereby offering a mesmerizing view.

HOW TO REACH KALHATTI FALLS
By Rail: Neartest Railway Station is Mangalore

By Air: Nearest Airport is Tarikere

The route from Bangalore is through Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Kadur - Birur on NH206. The road from Birur to Lingadahalli is about 15 kms. From there, there is a fork whose left arm goes to Santaveri and continues towards Chikmagalur and the right arm goes towards Kalhatti falls and Kemmangundi.

Birur is a junction well connected on the Bangalore-Shimoga, Bangalore-Kolhapur, Bangalore-Hubli or Yeshwantpur-Vasco routes. The Shimoga Express leaves Bangalore at 2310 and reaches Birur at an unearthly hour of 0315. Buses from Birur towards Lingadahalli are at 0545, 0630 and quite regularly after that. These buses take about 30 mins. You can hire private vehicles to take you till Kalhattigiri (another 30 min ride on road)from where you can begin the trek.

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