Gokarna:Mesmerising hidden treasure of liesure-1(Waterfalls)

​Gokarna, a beautiful town located western coast of India in the Uttara Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka is famous for its beautiful streches of beaches and spiritual aura of temples.There is lot more hidden treasure for backpackers & tourists to explore near Gokarna, The mesmering eye arresting beauty of falls situated near Gokarna.Praise the undiscovered beauty of hills in lap of nature at Uttara Kannad region while you make a visit to Gokarna.

Lalguli Falls

Lalguli Falls situated 113 kms away from Gokarna is gaining popularity as a sightseeing spot. The view of the Kali river rolling down from a height of about 250 ft into numerous steps is as amazing  & breathtaking as its sound.The sound of the gushing waterfall nerves you out with excitement and take you close to nature.The waterfalls dazzles in the presence of sunshine & fragrance of flora and fauna will take you to another world.Enjoy the scenic beauty while spending a day out here with sumptous feast  The place also offers you  some opportunities of adventure and trekking around the area with exotic pleasant atmosphere and lovely walking trails for bird watching enthusiasts. This place is famous for practicising adventure sports activities like trekking & river rafting and a perfect hub of family picnic visit.This is a perfect vacation spot enhanced by the rocky hills and lush greenery that bring you close to call of nature.
Best time to visit: Although the beauty of this fall can be seen in any season besides monsoon as the area is prone to lanslides but winters are considered as the ideal time to visit and enjoy the beauty of this place.


Sathodi Falls 

Sathodi Falls is located in the Kallaramarane Ghat near the town of Yellapur about 32km from town and about 112 kms. away from Gokarna is popularly known as Mini Niagara Falls.The falls are about nearly 15 mts. in hieght, there are many streams that join together in the Kallaramane Ghat and mingles into this mesmering Sathodi falls.After flowing from falls further the stream joins into the backwaters of the Kodasalli Dam into the Kali River. This fall forms a part of the Ganeshgudi forest range.  It is advised to take look of waterfall from far since it may be risky to take a close look. The way to the falls stepped with slippery rocks, leeches and prickly shrubs. The area around the falls is unexplored and offers you handful opportunity to take a lovely walk down to the lush green grass land to admire the beauty of place. There is a beautiful picnic area near the the falls where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of waterfall with food.A perfect spot of visit for nature lovers embibed with enchanting beauty.
Best Time To Visit: Late monsoon and winters are preferred to visit the aura of this place.

Unchalli Falls

Unchalali Falls which is also called Lushington Falls is among most beautiful waterfalls is located at a distance of 25 km from Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district and is 78 kms. Away from Gokarna, is named after a District Collector, J D Lushington, who discovered the falls in 1845.The waterfall is situated in amidst of Sahyadri hills & formed by a fall of river Aghanashini with thuderstormic sound that breaks the peace of forest ranges. From the viewpoint the falls is visible at a distance. Steps have been built from this point to connect to another viewpoint still down the valley which is built directly opposite the waterfall. The water flows comes down at a great force rising up a cloud of water drops that could easily drench anyone at the viewpoint though it is not easy to reach the base of the waterfall from this viewpoint easily. These is a perfect spot of trekking in the woods and enjoy the everlasting natural flora & fauna, deep down gorges, cool breeze and the water cascading down the rocks of moutains.A perfect delight for sightseeing spot of naturure embibed with scenic exotic waterfall.
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year

Jog Falls

Jog Falls or Gerosoppa Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India located in Sagara Taluk(Shimoga Distt.) of Karnataka is major attraction of tourist with distance of  118 kms. away from Gokarna town .This is one of the major tourist attractions that come alive during the monsoons. River Sharavathi plunges down about 830ft. into four segments to merge this magnificent beauty. These different cascades of waterfall known locally as Raja, Rani, Rocket. &Rover. The waterfall is locally also known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi and ‘Jog’ is a Kannada word, meaning falls & is derived from the word Javalu, which means water coming out forming wetlands.

The volume of falling water is so huge that even a single picture shot is not easy to make with continuous water sprays. The beauty of water fall is enhanced in the presence of lush green & alive flora & fauna that also embark this place a wonderful scenic ambience.
Unlike all waterfalls it does not stream down the rocks in a common tiered way but the water thunders down the slope losing contact with the rocks which makes it the tallest untiered waterfall in the India. 

There are several view points of Jog Falls but two most popular are Watkins Platform & near Bombay Bunglow.One is near the bus stand with small market and other steps downhill reaching to bottom of fall. The place is perfect for some adventure stuffs like trekking near falls area and to hike down to base of fall to take plunge in water. There are several beautiful spots to visit near Jog falls for the visitors are Shravathi Valley,Swarna River Bank 

Jog fall are at best and full swing in monsoon season, hence it is advised as best season to captivate the most from this giant fall. Visitors feel like stopping every now and then to get lost in nature beauty in monsoon. Its mist, rain and lush green forest covered with green trees & cloud covered mountains at horizon.  

So whenever you will plan to visit Western Ghats do not miss the chance to witness the handful of natural beauty of beautiful & mesmerizing falls that you remember for life long.og Falls or Gerosoppa Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India located in Sagara Taluk(Shimoga Distt.) of Karnataka is major attraction of tourist with distance of  118 kms. away from Gokarna town .This is one of the major tourist attractions that come alive during the monsoons. River Sharavathi plunges down about 830ft. into four segments to merge this magnificent beauty. These different cascades of waterfall known locally as Raja, Rani, Rocket. &Rover. The waterfall is locally also known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi and ‘Jog’ is a Kannada word, meaning falls & is derived from the word Javalu, which means water coming out forming wetlands.

The volume of falling water is so huge that even a single picture shot is not easy to make with continuous water sprays. The beauty of water fall is enhanced in the presence of lush green & alive flora & fauna that also embark this place a wonderful scenic ambience.

Unlike all waterfalls it does not stream down the rocks in a common tiered way but the water thunders down the slope losing contact with the rocks which makes it the tallest untiered waterfall in the India. 

There are several view points of Jog Falls but two most popular are Watkins Platform & near Bombay Bunglow.One is near the bus stand with small market and other steps downhill reaching to bottom of fall. The place is perfect for some adventure stuffs like trekking near falls area and to hike down to base of fall to take plunge in water. There are several beautiful spots to visit near Jog falls for the visitors are Shravathi Valley,Swarna River Bank 

Jog fall are at best and full swing in monsoon season, hence it is advised as best season to captivate the most from this giant fall. Visitors feel like stopping every now and then to get lost in nature beauty in monsoon. Its mist, rain and lush green forest covered with green trees & cloud covered mountains at horizon.  

So whenever you will plan to visit Western Ghats do not miss the chance to witness the handful of natural beauty of beautiful & mesmerizing falls that you remember for life long.

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13 thoughts on “Gokarna:Mesmerising hidden treasure of liesure-1(Waterfalls)

    • prashantt says:

      Namaste🙏
      First,thanks a lot for visiting my blog and taking time to read it and its not always that overcrowded but people used to turn up at places of tourism interest at peak season mostly and the places are not treated properly though it is an old pic of rainy season.I would like you to suggest to visit our country and there are several initiaves such as Clean India is on process & you’ll get to find a better place unlike you’ve heard of.Thanks once again for read 🙂

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  1. writeshefali says:

    Beautiful falls indeed… My native place is Karnataka, but use to go there during my childhood, so I m not sure I visited these places… We use to go to temples only… Wonderful post saw something new because of you 😊👍🏼

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    • prashantt says:

      Oh! Finally someone has heard of this place and glad you memorise childhood moments.Yes,the falls are located near to Gokarna & i’ve written a series on this place covering the temples and beaches of Gokarna as you know the place its beautiful than Goa but unexplored.Plan a recreation visit to this place with your office team outing😛😛HR normally does so and Shefali my tarot readings…😂😂Have a great day ahead!!☺

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