June 28, 2017

Waterfalls near Mullayanagiri

Chikmagalur is truly a hidden gem of Karnataka state in India. The region is full of coffee fields surrounded by hills. This article focuses three specific waterfalls of Chikmagalur region.

Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka state. It is a major tourist attraction. Baba Budan Giri is an important place of interest in this region. There are three waterfalls located between these two interesting sites.

Daddabe Falls, which is popularly called as Buttermilk Falls or Jhari Falls, is the first waterfalls that lies on the way to Baba Budan Giri from Mullayanagiri. It is located at a distance of around 17 kms from Mullayanagiri. The last 2-3 kms is allowed to be passed only by Jeeps. Private cars are not allowed beyond one point.

Honnamana Halla Waterfalls is very near to Buttermilk Falls. It lies right on the road that connects Baba Budan Giri. It is a small waterfalls. As it lies right on the road, a lot of tourists stop here and enjoy by taking shower under the falls.

Manikyadhara waterfalls is located at a distance of 3 kms from Baba Budan Giri. Upto Baba Budan Giri, the road is good. After that, there is literally no road. It is very rough and tough and even rocky. The waterfalls can be reached by climbing up many steps to reach the hilltop. The falls is also called as Nellikayi Teertha. It is sacred for Muslims and Hindus. It is believed that Dada Hayath formed this falls, as there was no water source near the caves of Baba Budan Giri. From this falls, one could get clear view of the scenic Devaramma hills.

Happy travelling.

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