Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Kunchikal waterfall is the highest waterfall in India and the second-highest waterfall in Asia after Japan’s Hannoki Waterfall.
Cascading down from a height of 455 m (1,493 ft), it originates from varahi river. The falls gushing over the rocky terrain from such a great altitude provides an impressive scenic picture to the visitors. A hydroelectric plant is built up under the waterfall, which generated high power electricity. The waterfalls into the reservoir of the Mani dam, which greatly reduced the flow of water.
The best time to visit the Kunchikal Falls
Monsoon is the most beautiful season of India and the view of the Kunchikal falls is also unbeatable and breathtakingly beautiful. The atmosphere of the surroundings is also quite serene and amazingly beautiful. Especially during the rainy season, the place turned to heaven.
How to Reach
By road: Buses and private transportation runs from Banglore till the falls.
By rail: The nearest railway station from here is Udupi located 67 km from Agumbe.
By air: Nearest airport that is around is Mangalore airport at 142 km from the falls and connects the area with all other major cities.
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