#8 of 17 Places to Visit in Jog Falls
Distance (From Jog Falls): 54 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: 1. Sirsi is the base station to visit this place.
2. Private Jeep is the best mode of transportation.
At a distance of 36 km from Sirsi, and 54 km from Jog Falls, Unchalli Falls is a magnificent waterfall situated at Heggarni in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Jog Falls Tour Packages.
Also known as Lushington Falls, Unchalli Falls is created by a 116 m drop in the Aghanashini River. The Aghanashini River here takes a deep plunge to create this spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is named after J.D. Lushington, a district collector of the British empire who discovered it in 1845. This waterfall is also known as Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound it makes. It is one of the top Jog Falls tourist places.
Heggarne is the nearest village to Unchalli Falls, which is about 5 km away and the last 2 km to be covered on foot. The trek path is wide and not very steep. There is no path to reach the bottom of the falls/pool and any attempt is also very dangerous. For the convenience of the visitor, the government built two viewpoints to view the falls but the dense forest surrounding makes it difficult to get a complete view of the falls.
The best time to visit the falls is from July to September when it will be in full bloom. It attracts locals and tourists from all over the world, with its magnificent, misty cascade of water.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry: Rs. 5 for Person, Rs. 10 for Two Wheelers, & Rs. 40 for Four Wheelers