Apsara Konda Falls
At a distance of 500 m from Apsara Konda Bus Stop, 7 km from Honavar, 28 km from Kumta and 20 km from Murudeshwar, Apsara Konda Falls is a small waterfall located in the Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district of Karnataka. It is one of the scenic tourist places near Murudeshwar.
The water cascades down from a height of 10 meters into a pond below. The specialty of this pond is that it faces the sea and appears like a lagoon. People say that Angels used to come from heaven and take bath in that pond, hence the name Apsara Konda. Reaching the base of the waterfall is an easy as steps have been built to make the trail easier for the public. A unique fact about the waterfall is that the water flows down through the roots of a peepal tree while descending to the pond below. The pond is very safe for swimming and playing.
Just few mins walk from the falls is a magnificent hill which has a viewpoint. The hill and beach offer a beautiful view of sunset. Apsara Konda Hill contains many small and big caves known as Pandava Caves. People believe that Pandava's had stayed in these caves during their exile. Karnataka tourism department has taken initiatives to develop this place as major tourist attraction. The department built a beautiful park in the hillock and boating is initiated in the pond. As a result Apsara Konda is witnessing many tourists these days.
There is a beautiful temple - Umamba Maha Ganapathi and Ugra Narasimha Temple and a branch of Ramachandrapura Matt, Hosanagar. Other tourist attractions near to the falls are Kasarkod beach, Basavaraja Durga and Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple.
From Honavar there is bus facility to Apsara Konda but frequently is quite less. Better to go by own vehicle or hire a vehicle from Honavar. There is a signboard after Kasarkod to reach Apsara Konda. Visitors have to take turn from this signboard and the waterfall is about 1.5 km from here.
The best time to visit this falls is from October to February.