Sunday, March 5, 2017

HEBBE FALLS



Located inside the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, Hebbe falls is placed quite close to the hill station of Kemmangundi. The waterfalls are surrounded by thick jungles and aromatic coffee plantations. Hebbe falls gush down from the height of 500 feet in two stages, which are called Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls). Visiting them is ideal during summers and monsoon.

Hebbe falls are located away from the regular chaos of the city and can be reached by car. Travel by road for the first 4 km, which is followed by a steep trek of 2 km from the forest. Jeeps can be rented from Kemmangundi, for the same. You can enjoy swimming in the pool, which is known to be filled with curative herbs. The falls are surrounded by exotic flora, varied fauna and greenery.
Did You Know?
Interesting Facts: While On This Trek, Don't Miss Out The Small Temple Of Shree Chowdeshwari Mahashakthi Devathe.
Tip: 
  • Do not miss a refreshing dip in this herb-infused water.
  • One Need To Be Cautious With Leech Attacks While Crossing Those Water Streams.


The best time to visit Hebbe falls is early winter when you can take advantage of the various flora and fauna nearby Hebbe Falls.

Kalhattagiri falls or Kalhatti falls is another place of interest nearby.

Distances from Hebbe Falls
1. Kemmangundi: 10 km
2. Bangalore: 240 km
3. Tarikere: 35 km
4. Mangalore: 180 km

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead: Tarikere

Road: Hebbe falls can be reached by walk or a four wheeler
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KARIGHATTA - THE BLACK HILL





Located at a distance of around 25 km from Mysore, Karighatta is a small hill station, which translated to ‘Black hill’. The place is packed with tranquil lakes and hilly topography at an altitude of 2697 feet above the sea level. This place is perfect for bird watching enthusiasts, trekkers and nature lovers. Two of the attractions here are River Lokapavani and Karigirivasa Temple. Other allures are hill trekking, and varied natural flora and fauna.

As Karighatta is quite close to Mysore and Srirangapatnam, it becomes a weekend getaway for the locals and thus is otherwise not very crowded. Karighatta temple is the prime attractions of this place. As the temple is placed on a high-altitude, the views from here are stunning. The place is located off the Bangalore-Mysore road, right before Srirangapatna.





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