Didupe Falls / Kadamagundi Falls
At a distance of 4 km from Didupe, 23 km from Ujire, and 95 km from Chikmagalur, Didupe Falls is an unexplored waterfall that hides at the base of Charmadi Ghat in Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the best places to visit near Chikmagalur.
Didupe Falls is also known as Kadamagundi Falls or Anadka Falls by locals. It is a seasonal waterfall, which comes to full glory in the peak monsoon season. It plunges from a 70 feet rocky cliff and splashes the ground with great force. This waterfall is surrounded by rocky terrains and dense misty forests on most sides. A beautiful natural pool is formed at the base of the waterfalls where one can take a dip and play with water. However, it is not suitable for swimming as the pool is not very deep and
To reach this place one can travel to Uijre, from there reach Mundaje, take a diversion towards Didupe village. Once you reach the village, ask the locals for directions, as there are no signboards to guide you. Besides this, landslides keep happening in these regions during monsoons, so it is always better to hire a local guide to reach the falls. To visit Didupe Falls, one needs to seek permission from the forest department from Didupe village. It is a 30 mins trek and mostly the trail passes through the forests, narrow streams, and private farmlands. Watch your foot while crossing the streams as the rocks are super slippery and full of moss. There are multiple routes to the falls and the most famous ones are through the stream and areca nut field.
The best season to visit the waterfall is between November-March. Water flow can be high, rocks slippery, and landslides are likely during the monsoon while the water quantity is reduced during the summer.
Timings: 7 AM - 5 PM