Jogi Gundi Falls
#4 of 14 Places to Visit in Agumbe
Distance (From Agumbe Bus Stand): 4 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Place Location: Close To Agumbe - Barkana Falls Road
Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 4 km from Agumbe Bus Station, Jogi Gundi Falls is a stunning waterfall situated close to the road between Agumbe & Barkana Falls. Located inside Agumbe's rainforest, it is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must-visit places as part of the Agumbe tour packages.
Jogi Gundi Falls is cascading down from a height of about 20 feet into a huge pool. The waterfall got its name from the saint Jogi who used to meditate at this place. The unique feature of this waterfall is the point of origin. Unlike traditional waterfalls, the Jogi Gundi fall originates from a cave and running through a hill. The water from this stream merges into Malapahaari River, a tributary of the Tungabhadra. The surroundings of the falls capture the great natural beauty and it's an ideal place to spend a couple of hours. It is possible to get into the falls and swim in the pond. It is one of the popular places to visit in Agumbe.
The waterfall is about 4 km from the main town and the last 1 km needs to trek via a narrow and steep trail. It is one of the most preferred locations for trekking. The trek route is not difficult and is an ideal destination for a half-day visit. The place is made up of eroded rock and lush green forest and there is a natural pool of water at the end of the trek where you can swim and enjoy the bounties of nature.
Apart from swimming and taking a waterfall shower, one can explore the nearby forest trails or try to do some birding.
Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM