Thottikallu Falls / TK Falls
Thottikallu is a place near Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for Thottikallu falls. Thottikallu falls is around 35 kms from Bangalore. Thottikallu is also known as TK falls or Swarna Mukhi falls. The Kannada word Swarna Mukhi refers to as Golden face. Near the Thottikallu Falls there is also a small shrine. It is better to visit this place during the monsoon season or just after the rains. After spending time at the waterfalls one can visit the Kaggalipura Lake which is a haven for various species of birds.
Kaggalipura is a village in Uttarahalli hobli Bangalore Rural District and Bangalore South Taluk in Karnataka. Kaggalipura is located in the Bangalore South taluk of Bangalore Urban district in Karnataka. Kaggalipura is located on Bangalore-Coimbatore National Highway NH 209.
Kaggalipura is around 23km from Majestic in Bangalore, 16 km from Banshankari Temple, 17km to Global Village Tech Park Rajarajeshwari Nagar, 18 km to Kengeri via Nice Road, 21 km to Electronic City Via Nice Road. 16 km from Meenakshi Mall Bannerghatta road, 1.5 km from Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram.
Kaggalipura Lake is one of the few places in Karnataka where bar-headed goose visit. The bar-headed goose is a goose that breeds in Central Asia in colonies of thousands near mountain lakes and winters in South Asia, as far south as peninsular India. The bar-headed goose is one of the world's highest-flying birds, having been heard flying across Mount Makalu - the fifth highest mountain on earth at 27,825 ft - and apparently seen over Mount Everest at 29,029 ft.
How to Reach Thottikallu Falls
A left turn on Kanakapura road and the route depicted above leads to a small temple and scenic waterfall. The rocks jutting out near the waterfalls serves as an ideal place to sit and enjoy the waterfall. A small trail to the left of the temple entrance from the tarred road leads to the waterfall. The trail involves a ten minute walk through a small grass covered land, stream crossing and few rocks.
Approach route to the waterfalls involves riding on a mud and stone route surrounded by lush green surroundings which is truly refreshing. After taking the left turn from Kanakpura road travellers must take a left turn at an intersection and on this road another left turn has to be taken before the Adrutha Rehabilitation Centre on the right side of the road. A right turn onto the mud road from this narrow village road leads to the falls. Proceeding straight on the tar road too is an option. This road leads towards the temple gates.