Karnataka Tourism

Kalhatti Falls

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Kalhatti is a temple and waterfalls in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Kalhatti Falls is located on the way to Kemmannugundi and makes a refreshing stop to visit when in the region. 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.

Temple: Veerabhadreshwara Temple is located right next to the falls. Veerabhadreshwara Temple is said to be built during Vijayanagara rule.

Stone Elephants: Two large elephants carved out of stone appear to be standing next to the temple. The rocks near the Veerabhadreshwara Temple appear to be shaped like an elephant. 

Waterfalls: It is a visual treat to see water cascade on all sides of the rock. Kalhatti waterfalls are not huge in terms of height or width but easy accessibility, shallow, convenient and safe to enter under the falls as well as the presence of a temple right inside the falls make Kalhatti waterfalls unique and popular among tourists.

How to reach Kalhatti Falls: This fall is 265 kms from Bengaluru and 53 kms from Chikmagalur city.

By Air: The nearest airport is Mangaluru which is 205 kms away.

By Train: Birur junction is the closest railway station (25 kms away).

By Road: From Birur or Chikmagalur, taxis can be hired to reach the falls.

Places to stay near Kalhatti Falls: Several home stays, luxury resorts and hotels are available within 3 to 5 kms of the falls. More options are available at various parts of Chikmagalur district.


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