Hebbe Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Chikmagalur district. Hebbe Falls is 168 meters in height and ensures mystical experience to everyone who takes effort to reach the falls.
Highlights of Hebbe Waterfall:
- Twin Stage Fall: River Bhadra drops in two stages at Hebbe waterfall. The two parts of the fall are referred to as Dodda Hebbe (bigger Hebbe) and Chikka Hebbe (smaller Hebbe). Additional hiking is required to reach upper portion of the Hebbe Falls.
- Pool: A small pool formed by the falls at its base is ideal for a dip and short swim.
- Photographer’s delight: Green forests and rocky surroundings, misty waterfall at Hebbe are every photographer’s delight.
Best time to visit: Post monsoon season from August till January is the best time to visit Hebbe waterfalls. Monsoon season is best avoided because of slippery rocks, excessive rains and leeches.
How to reach: Hebbe waterfall is 278 kms from Bengaluru and 65 kms from Chikmagalur. Tarikere is the nearest railway station (35 kms) and Mangaluru is the nearest airport (222 kms). To reach Hebbe Falls one should arrive at Kemmannugundi hill station. Taxi can be hired from Birur or Chikmagalur to reach Kemmannugundi. From Kemmannugundi last 7 kms need to be covered either on foot or by hiring local 4×4 jeeps to reach Hebbe Falls.
Stay: Kemmannugundi has a guest house run by horticulture department. There are several home stays and resorts in Chikmagalur district enroute to Hebbe Falls.