Arisina Gundi Falls
#16 of 19 Places to Visit in Murudeshwar
Distance (From Murudeshwar): 67 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: Kollur Mookambika Temple (10 Kms) can be visited along with this place.
At a distance of 67 Kms from Murudeshwar, 83 kms from Udupi & 10 Kms from Kollur Temple, Arisina Gundi Falls (also called as Arasina Makki Falls) is a famous waterfall located in thick forest inside the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also an ideal place for trekking.
This falls are deep inside the forests close to Kodachadri hills and demands 1-2 Kms trek from the nearest approach road. The road can be reached by hiring Jeep from Kollur Temple. The trekking starts after 8 Kms drive through thick forest. There are signs showing way to the waterfalls on trek route. Entry permission can be obtained at the check post while entering into the forest.
The falls is huge and water drop into a big pool. Swimming in the pool below the falls is very dangerous due to the sharp rocks. However, there are smaller streams near the falls where swimming is possible.
You can also trek all the way from Kollur Temple. However, it's highly recommended to hire a guide. Oct - Dec is best time.