If you are into trekking in Karnataka from long time or if you are from Sirsi or nearby areas then you must be knowing about Big Waterfalls of Uttara Kannada. This region is blessed with good amount of water and many tourist places including trekking spots, waterfalls and old temples.
We are going to do a 16 km trek which starts from Waterfall and end at another Waterfall. So lets get a small idea about the place we are visiting.
Unchalli Falls, also known as Lushington Falls, is a waterfall created by a 116-metre (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini river. The fall is located near Sirsi in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845. Here the river makes a cavalcade of water falls and eventually leaps into a steep valley to form a spectacular, picturesque waterfall. The falls are sometimes called Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound they make.
We end this trek at the huge waterfall of Aghanashini River which is also another hidden gem of Karnataka. One needs to trek through a small creek to reach the falls in summer. In winter and monsoon it becomes almost impossible to access the valley and falls. The river flows down in 5 steps here, each forming a nice waterfall. We can see three of them.
16 km (to and fro)
Difficult (difficulty level is subjective)
- Leave for Sirsi
- Reach Homestay
- Freshen Up and Breakfast and Packed Lunch
- Keep unnecessary things at Homestay and Leave for the trek