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Unchalli Waterfalls

Unchalli Waterfalls

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The river Aghanashini, originating from the Western Ghats, makes a spectacular waterfall called Unchalli. The spot is around 30 km from Sirsi and 35 km from Siddapura. Jeep is the best mode of transportation. Buses operated by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will arrive up to Heggarani, from where one has to walk a few kilometers.

The Unchalli Falls are situated in the North Kanara district in North West Karnataka. These water falls are situated in the thick Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats. Here river 'Aghanashini' runs through thick woods and makes a spectacular waterfall. The transport plies only to a place called Heggarani. From Heggarani it is a few kilometers walk.

Unchalli Falls which is also called as Lushington Falls is a waterfall created by a 116 meter drop in the Aghanashini river. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845. Hopetoun Falls near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a sudden break in elevation. ... Sirsi is a town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Its like a hill station populated with around 65,000 people.

The falls are reached by a five kilometer trek from Heggarne village through thick forest. Here the river makes a cavalcade of water falls and eventually leaps into steep valley to form a spectacular, picturesque waterfall. The falls are sometimes called Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound they make.
 
This place in thickets of the Sahyadri hills of the Western Ghats is around 30kms from Sirsi and 35kms from Siddapura. Here river 'Aghanashini' running through thick woods makes a spectacular waterfall. The ksrtc buses will go up to a place called Heggarani.

Fact File:
Total Height:380 feet
Watercourse:Aghanashini River
Continent:Asia
Country:India
State / Province:Karnataka
Locality:Siddapura Talluk, Uttara Kannada
Specific Location:Heggarani


Location info:

Address: Siddapura taluq in North Kanara district in North West Karnataka
District: North Kanara
Nearest City: Sirsi
Best time to visit: The best time to visit these waterfalls is during early winter

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History:

The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845. Hopetoun Falls near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a sudden break in elevation.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station: Kumta Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Mangalore/Bangalore
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Nearest Visiting places:

Honnavar, Yana, Kanoor, Jog, Karwar, Yellapur

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Sirsi

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Nearest Medical Help ~10kms Aminalli
Nearest Hotel ~25kms Sirsi, Tea Shops at Aminalli.

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Weblinks:


http://santy-space.blogspot.com/2007/08/unchalli-falls-aka-lushigton-falls.html
http://aravindgj.blogspot.com/2006/10/unchalli-falls.html