Jhari Falls / Buttermilk Falls, Chikmagalur - Timings, Swimming, Entry Fee, Best Season to Visit

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Distance (From Chikmagalur): 22 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours

Place Location: On The Way To Baba Budangiri

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

About Jhari Falls

At a distance of 12 km from Baba Budangiri and 23 km from Chikmagalur, Jhari Waterfalls is a beautiful waterfall situated near Attigundi in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. This is one of the popular waterfalls in Chikmagalur and among the best Chikmagalur tourist places. It appears like a thin line of water cascading down when you look at the waterfall from close quarters hence it is popularly known as Buttermilk Falls.

Height of Jhari Falls

Situated on Chickmagalur - Baba Budangiri Road, Jhari Falls is a 2 tier waterfall that is tucked within the dense forests and coffee Plantations of Western Ghats. The waterfall is created by the springs generated in the mountains. The waterfall tumbles down the natural step-like structure formed by rocks from a height of 50 to 70 m. A pool is formed by the waterfall below which allows visitors to swim and play in the water. If you are an adventure junky then try to head to the 2nd tier of the waterfall, which is 30 m above. To reach the 2nd tier of the waterfall, you can take a muddy path that runs parallel to the wall of the falls. This is a little tricky path, hence you will not find many people attempting it.

Best Time to Visit Jhari Falls

The best time to visit the Jhari Falls is during the monsoon when the waterfall is in a full gush. However, travellers must be careful of the slippery roads and leeches while visiting the waterfall in the monsoon. Post-monsoon is also an ideal time to visit the falls.

Jhari Falls Timings

Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Baba Budangiri Entry Fee

Entry: Free

Tips to Visit Baba Budangiri

1. Wear comfortable clothes & carry a light sweater and raincoat while trekking.
2. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
3. Check out the weather and road conditions before planning your trip.
4. Make sure you carry food and sufficient water as there will be limited options to eat in case you get hungry.

How to Reach Baba Budangiri

Baba Budangiri is easily accessible via road from Chikmagalur. Local buses, autos, or private cabs can be taken to reach the peak.

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