Kudumari / Chaktikal Waterfalls, Murudeshwar - Timings, Accessibility, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Murudeshwar): 43 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: Koosalli Waterfalls is about 13 Kms from Kudumari Waterfalls and both the places can be visited in a single day if planned well, but demands lot of physical fitness.

It takes about Fullday to visit only Kudumari Falls from Murudeshwar.

At a distance of 43 Kms from Murudeshwar, 53 kms from Jog Falls, 93 Kms from Udupi & 17 Kms from Shiroor (on Udupi - Karwar road), Kudumari Waterfalls (also known as Chaktikal Falls) is a magnificent waterfall located in deep forest near Chaktikal village. The waterfall is 17 Kms from Shiroor via Toodalli (also known as Soodalli) and 3 Kms from Chaktikal village. Chaktikal is about 5 Kms from Koosalli and can be reached by driving 2-3 Kms from Toodalli towards Koosalli and taking diversion into Chaktikal village.

Kudumari Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall dropping from a height of 300 feet through a single step. One has to trek for about 3 Kms from Chaktikal through dense forest. The trek route is considered to be very dangerous and not usually recommended for regular visitors (about 2 Hrs trek two-way). Nov - Dec is the best time to trek this place. Chaktikal can be reached from Shiroor by Auto (very few buses are available till Toodalli - 5 Kms from before Chaktikal).