Pilgrimage

#1 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 2.5 km from Sirsi Bus Stand, the Marikamba Temple is a Hindu temple located in Sirsi town of Karnataka, India. It is one of the prominent temples in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.

Also known as Doddamma Temple, Marikamba Temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga, who is also called Renuka and Yellamma. It is one of the popular places to visit in Sirsi. The temple was built in the year 1688, and it is one of the important seats of shakti worship in Karnataka. The temple is highly regarded by devotees not just all over Karnataka but also in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. People of Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada districts consider Goddess Marikamba as their family deity as they believe that Devi will destroy all evil forces and protect them from natural disasters.

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#2 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 1 km from Marikamba Temple, and 3 km from Sirsi Bus Stand, the Mahaganapati Temple is a Hindu temple located at Rayarapete locality of Sirsi town in Karnataka, India. It is one of the prominent temples in Uttara Kannada, and among the best places to visit in Sirsi.

Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, also known as Dodda Ganapathi Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages. The temple houses the big Lord Ganesha Idol and is a famous attraction for devotees. The idol is about 183 cm in height, and 159 cm in width. According to history, this Ganesha Idol was made in 'Hoysala style' & it is approximately 400 years old. The original temple was built during the reign of the 'Sonda Empire', and was renovated later to its present form.

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#3 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 9 km from Sonda, and 14 km from Sirsi, Sahashralinga is a pilgrimage place situated near Hulgol in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Uttara Kannada, and among the must-visit attractions in Sirsi.

Sahashralinga is an open-air temple having thousands of stones with Shiva Linga carved on them along the banks of the Shalmala River. According to history, these lingas were installed by Sadashivaraya, the king of Sirsi, sometime between 1678 and 1718. The unique thing about these lingas is that each linga features a carving of Nandi, the bull right in front. Some of the large rocks on the river bed also have carvings depicting mythological stories.

Every year, on the pious occasion of Maha Shivratri, devotees from across the state visit this place to perform Shiva puja. The place looks truly mysterious and gorgeous too at the same time when you get to see so many lingas together playing hide and seek with the river .....

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Waterfall

#4 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 30 km from Siddapura, 40 km from Unchalli Falls, and 64 km from Sirsi, Burude Falls is a stunning waterfall situated at Illimane village in Siddapur Taluk. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must-visit tourist places in Sirsi.

Located in the Western Ghats of India, the Burude Waterfall is also known as Illimane Falls because it is formed of a rivulet called Illimane, the tributary of the Aghanasini River. This 90 feet waterfall descending into 5 different levels, and each level creates a separate natural pool at the base. The waterfall is famous for its breathtaking beauty and mesmerizing surroundings which consist of lush green forests. The waterfall gets frequent local visitors due to its proximity to Siddapur and is famous as a picnic spot that can be visited along with Sirsi Packages.

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Waterfall

#5 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 22 km from Sirsi, and 29 km from Shivaganga Falls, Muregar Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated near Muregar village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.

Muregar Falls is also called 'Teppige falls' or Daggumane Falls. This waterfall is formed by a small stream known as 'Muregar Halla', the tributary of the Shalmala River. The waterfall is only about 30 feet in height but as far as its width is about 120 feet. During the monsoon, it presents a fearsome sight with rapids and powerful spray mist all around. As the rains recede, the fearsome look changes into a friendly soothing sight.

The waterfall is located on the Sirsi-Hulekal road. Once you reach Saalkani Cross (Kengre hole) which is 10 km away from Sirsi, take a diversion towards Saalkani and you reach Muregar cross. Take the right deviation and after 1.5 km you find the Duggumane .....

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Waterfall

#6 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 43 km from Sirsi, Mattighatta Waterfall is a small picturesque waterfall situated near Mattighatta village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known Karnataka Waterfalls, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.

Popularly known as the Hasehalla Falls, Mattighatta Water Falls is a small waterfall formed by a string of few streams mainly the Hasehalla stream. It is one of the popular places to visit in Sirsi. It is a two-tiered waterfall amidst the dense forest and strong wall-like rocks. It cascades down from a height of about 350 feet into a large pool, and further pass into a narrow river canyon. Even in December, the river had enough water to make the waterfalls majestic. The high rising rocks on either side add to the beauty of the falls.

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#7 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 18 km from Benne Hole Falls, and 30 km from Sirsi, Wate Halls Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall situated near Nilkund village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.

Waate Halla Fall is formed by a stream called Wate Hole, a tributary of the Aghanashini River. It cascades down from a height of around 100 feet. The stream Wate Hole falling from a height of around 100 feet in 3 stages to form an eye-catching waterfall in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. The locals named this fall Wate Hole / Wate Halla falls as Wate in Kannada stands for a variety of bamboo which can be seen in the surrounding forest area and Hole/Halla means a stream of water.

The waterfall is invisible from the top of the valley as it is fully covered with trees but one can hear the roaring sound during monsoon season. One has to descend the valley nearly 300 feet to reach .....

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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#8 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 45 km from Sirsi, the Tarakeshwara or Tarakeshvara Temple is a Hindu temple complex located in Hangal, Karnataka. It is one of the ancient temples in the Malnad region of Karnataka, and among the top places to visit near Sirsi.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Tarakeshwara Temple dates back to the 12th century AD and is considered to be an architectural marvel. The temple was the most significant contribution of the Kadambas to the history of the town. However, the town and the temple came into prominence during the rule of Kalyani Chalukyas who were the most powerful in the Deccan region during their period. They made massive architectural innovations and additions to make it into the present form. It is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Built with grey-green chloritic schist, the temple is a fine example of the typical Chalukyan style of architecture with influences of Dravidian and Nagara styles. The main temple consists of a Garbhgriha .....

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#9 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 27 km from Hangal, and 68 km from Sirsi, the Nagareshvara Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated at Bankapura in the Haveri district of Karnataka. Located inside the ruined Bankapura Fort, it is one of the historical temples in Karnataka built by Western Chalukyas, and among the must-visit places near Sirsi.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Nagareshwara Temple was built in the 11th century in the Western Chalukya style. This eye-catching temple is also called Aravattu Kambada Gudi which means 60 pillars temple in Kannada. According to archaeologists, the temple suffered much damage when Bankapura fell to the armies of Firoz Shah Bahamani in 1406 CE and later again when it was occupied by the Bijapur Sultan Adil Shah. However, despite much plunder, the large temple with its majestic mandapa still retains some of its original beauty. The temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.

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#10 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 26 km from Bankapura, 34 km from Hangal, 72 km from Sirsi, and 78 km from Hubli, the Siddheswara Temple, locally called Purada Siddeshwara, is an ancient Hindu temple located in the town of Haveri in Haveri district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular temples in Karnataka built by the Western Chalukyas, and among the top places to visit near Sirsi.

The SiddheshwarIt is considered an ornate example of 12th century Western Chalukyan architecture and is well known for the many loose sculptures of Hindu deities that exist in it. However, the inscriptional evidence within the temple suggests that the temple was built in the late 11th century. Initially, the temple was constructed as a Vaishnava temple, but later in the years, the Jains removed the images, and thus the Shiva temple was created since it came under the possession of Shiva devotees.

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#11 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 13 km from Benne Hole Falls, and 28 km from Sirsi, Sri Venkataramana Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated at Manjuguni in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Uttara Kannada, and among the must-visit places in Sirsi.

Located in the Sahyadri Hills, the Manjuguni Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkataramana and Goddess Padmavathi. According to Sri Venkatesha Mahatmya, the founder of this temple is Sri Tirumala Yogi, a saint. It is believed that the Lord of Tirupati settles down here in this temple while traveling around the globe hunting wild animals. Thus the temple is also referred to as Tirupathi of Karnataka or Chikka Tirupathi. During winter, this place will be covered by thick fog, and hence this place is called Manjuguni.

The Venkatramana Temple at Manjuguni is a huge complex built in Vijayanagara style. The temple has a huge Dwaja Sthambha, Bali Peetha, and then the entrance to the main shrine, which .....

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Nature

#12 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 8 km from Benne Hole Falls, 18 km from Manjuguni, and 37 km from Sirsi, Devimane Ghat is a mountain pass situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the scenic ghats in Uttara Kannada, and among the must-visit places in Sirsi.

Devimane Ghat lies in the Western Ghat part of Karnataka, ultimately connecting Malenadu town Sirsi and Karavali town Kumta. Being under the lush forest zone in Uttara Kannada district, it consists of 15 hairpin curves, and the road elevation ranges from 25m to 567 m. In between these 15 hairpin curves lies the Devimane village, a pristine little hill town known for its tranquility. Perfectly nestled in the Western Ghats, this region has numerous waterfalls and viewpoints. There is a Durga Devi temple above the hill which led people to name this ghat as Devimane, meaning the home of goddess Devi.

There is also a viewpoint at Devimane that affords stunning views of the surroundings, as well as a temple of Kshetrapaleshwara .....

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#13 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 20 km from Sirsi, Sonda, also called Sodhe, Sodha, or Swadi is a village near Sirsi in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in India. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Uttara Kannada, and among the must-visit places in Sirsi.

Situated at an altitude of 2000 m, Sonda kingdom was established by Arasappa Nayaka, a Jain chieftain in 1555. It was ruled by Sonda Nayakas for more than two hundred years (1555-1763). Arasappa Nayaka was the vassal of the Vijayanagara Dynasty till the fall of the Vijayanagara Kingdom to Bahamanis in 1565. He continued as the subordinate ruler of Adil Shah till his death in 1598. Shivaji, the Maratha Emperor conquered Sonda in 1674 and gave it back to Sonda's ruler, Sadashiva Nayaka. Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore attacked Sonda in 1763 and destroyed it. The last chief of Sonda, Immodi Sadashivaraya escaped to Portuguese Goa. Now, the fort of Sonda is in ruins and covered with overgrowth of shrubs.

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Nature

#14 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 7 km from Magod Falls, 17 km from Yellapur, and 59 km from Sirsi, Jenukallu Gudda is a viewpoint situated at Magod village in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the spectacular viewpoints in the Western Ghats, and among the popular Sirsi Tourist Places.

Situated at an altitude of 450 m, the Jenukallu Gudda viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the hills packed one behind the other. Jenu means Honey, Kallu means stone and Gudda means hill. Besides Jenukallu Gudda, Balekallugudda and Kodekallugudda are other popular hills here. The highest hill is the Balekallu Gudda. The Bedti River from Magod falls runs across the green hills and descends all the way to join the Arabian Sea beyond the hills.

The breathtaking view of the valley from Jenukallu Gudda is worth a visit during sunset as the change in the scene is truly magical. One can spot elephants, bison, and King Cobras roam in the forests. The roads are manageable but at certain points, .....

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Wildlife

#15 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 16 km from Banavasi, and 41 km from Sirsi, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a protected sanctuary situated at Gudavi village in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known bird sanctuaries in Karnataka, and among the popular places to visit near Sirsi.

Spread over an area of 0.74 sq. km, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for ornithologists. It was declared as a bird sanctuary in 1986 and is now protected. The sanctuary is located on the banks of Gudavi Lake surrounded by a thick cover of green trees. The small lake is filled with water throughout the rainy season. As per a survey, there were 217 species of flora and fauna, belonging to 48 families in the bird sanctuary.

A variety of birds migrate to Gudavi for breeding in the months of monsoon, that is, from June to December, an ideal period for a visit. The trees and the natural lake give shelter to these birds. The sanctuary inhabits various species of migratory birds like white ibis, little .....

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#16 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 76 km from Gokarna, 113 km from Karwar, 162 km from Mangalore, 188 km from Shimoga, 214 km from Panjim, 219 km from Hubli, & 497 km from Bangalore, Murudeshwar is a well-known pilgrimage town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, it is one of the most must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages, and among the popular places of Pilgrimage in India.

The Murudeshwar town was earlier known as 'Mrideshwara'. It was later renamed as Murudeshwar after the construction of the Murudeshwar temple, among the must-visit places as part of Murudeshwar tour packages. According to the legend, Ravana brought the Atma Lingam from Mount Kailash. Lord Ganesha using his trick fooled Ravana on his way to Lanka and put down the Linga on the ground at Gokarna. Angered by this, .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 125 Kms
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City

#17 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 22 km from Dharwad, 57 km from Gadag, 76 km from Dandeli, 100 km from Belgaum, 102 km from Sirsi, 104 km from Badami, 147 km from Gokarna, 169 km from Karwar, 177 km from Panjim, 183 km from Shimoga, 205 km from Murudeshwar, 210 km from Ballari, 361 km from Mangalore, 406 km from Bangalore, 435 km from Mysore, and 527 km from Hyderabad, Hubli, officially known as Hubballi, is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. Along with its twin city Dharwad, it is the second-largest city in the state after Bangalore, and among the must include places in Karnataka tour packages.

Hubli or Hubballi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Karnataka. Lying on the 'Golden Quadrilateral' this multi-faceted city is also known as the cultural, educational, and music capital of the state. The city boasts numerous monuments and monasteries, that can be visited as part of Hubli tour packages. Hubli .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 102 Kms
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#18 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 58 km from Karwar, 75 km from Murudeshwar, 21 km from Ankola, 165 km from Hubli, 163 km from Panjim, and 514 km from Bangalore, Gokarna is a small town in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the top places to visit in Karnataka, and among the must-visit places as part of Goa packages.

Gokarna is considered one of the famous places of pilgrimage in Karnataka. Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple which houses the Atmalinga is the must include place in Gokarna tour packages. The Atmalinga was given to Ravana by Lord Shiva himself. Ravana was stopped here for his evening prayers while going back to Lanka. He had been instructed by Lord Shiva not to keep the Atmalinga on the ground, since it would be fixed wherever it touched the ground. Atmalinga was a powerful weapon .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 84 Kms
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Waterfall

#19 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 400 km from Bangalore, 105 km from Shimoga, 161 km from Hubli, 87 km from Murudeswar, 150 km from Karwar, 31 km from Sagar, 60 km from Sirsi & 21 km from Siddapur, Jog falls is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Locally known as Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi, it is one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India, and among the must include places in Karnataka holiday packages.

Jog Falls is one of the top Karnataka tourist places. This is formed over the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 feet). The Sharavathi River flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, 253 m deep and the water comes down in four distinct falls known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket. The four cascades merge to form the huge waterfall. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 59 Kms
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Adventure

#20 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 55 km from Dharwad, 73 km from Hubli, 89 km from Belgaum, 106 km from Karwar, 130 km from Panjim, 240 km from Shimoga, and 462 km from Bangalore, Dandeli is a picturesque town on the banks of the River Kali in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the top places to visit in Karnataka and one of the must-visit tourist destination as part of Goa packages.

Dandeli is quite famous for its gorgeous natural backdrop, wildlife, and adventure activities. It has a dense forest cover and is one of the best natural habitats in the world. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. The sanctuary is crisscrossed by River Kaneri and River Nagajhari, tributaries of River Kali. The sanctuary is the natural habitat for several wildlife species such as tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants, .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 100 Kms
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#21 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 94 km from Davanagere, 97 km from Chikmagalur, 148 km from Hassan, 208 km from Mangalore, 298 km from Bangalore, and 356 km from Panjim, Shimoga, also known as Shivamogga is a city & district headquarters in Karnataka. It is one of the popular Karnataka tourist places, and among the best
places to visit near Bangalore.

Shimoga district is part of the Malnad region and it is also known as the Gateway to Malnad. The district is bounded by the districts of Haveri, Davanagere, Chikmagalur, Udupi, and Uttara Kannada. Shimoga city is famous for its landscapes, waterfalls, and historical places, which are the main attractions of ShimogaTour Packages. Shivamogga is often referred to as the rice bowl of the Karnataka State. The main rivers of Shimoga are Sharavathi, Varada, Tungabhadra, and Kumudavathi, which play a main role .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 99 Kms
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Beach

#22 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 59 km from Gokarna, 70 km from Kumta, 108 km from Panjim, 114 km from Murudeshwar, 167 km from Hubli and 517 km from Bangalore, Karwar is a town and the administrative headquarters of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka. It lies on the west coast of South India at the mouth of the Kali River near Goa - Karnataka Border. Karwar is one of the top beach destinations in Karnataka and also one of the must visit places as part of Goa trip.

Karwar derived its name from the nearby village of Kadwad. Kade means last and wado means area. Before Indian independence, the name Karwar was spelt Carwar. This is an ancient city majorly used for the sea trade, visited by the Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and later the British. During the 18th century, this city was part of the Maratha Empire and became a British territory after .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 115 Kms
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Waterfall

#23 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 36 km from Sirsi, and 54 km from Jog Falls, Unchalli Falls is a magnificent waterfall situated at Heggarni in 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 fof the top places to visit in Jog Falls.

Heggarne is the nearest village to Unchalli Falls, which is about 5 km away and the last 2 .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 36 Kms
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Heritage

#24 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 23 km from Sirsi, 50 km from Jog Falls, 139 km from Karwar and 111 km from Shimoga, Banavasi, also known as Konkanapura, is an ancient temple town in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.

Situated on the banks of Varadha River, Banavasi lies in the Malnad region of Western Ghats.
Banvasi is the oldest town in the Karnataka state. The name Banavasi comes from the words Bana and Vasi, which means forest and spring respectively.

Banavasi was once the capital of Kadamba rulers, an ancient royal dynasty of Karnataka. They established in 345 AD and ruled South India for at least two centuries. Before the Kadamba dynasty, Banavasi was under the reign of different dynasties, including Sathavahanas, Chutu and Pallavas. From mid-6th century to 8th century, the town was under the rule of Chalukyas. After Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Yadavas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara kings, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 26 Kms
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Waterfall

#25 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 18 km from Yellapur, 60 km from Sirsi, 81 km from Dandeli, 88 km from Hubli, 107 km from Gokarna, and 117 km from Jog Falls, Magod Falls is a group of waterfalls situated at Magod village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Dandeli Tour Packages.

Magod Falls is engulfed amidst the trials of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Formed over Bedti River, also known as Gangavalli River, it is a two-tiered waterfall that falls from 200m in cumulative height and then split into two segments. It is one of the popular tourist places in Dandeli. The thickly wooded countryside, the roar of gushing water, and a beautiful view combine to make this spot one of the best .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 60 Kms
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#26 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 45 km from Sirsi, 102 km from Jog Waterfalls, 130 km from Gokarna, Shivaganga is a beautiful waterfall situated in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Western Ghats, and among the best places to visit during your Sirsi Trip.

Shivaganga Waterfall is formed over the small Sonda River, also known as Shivaganga River. The small river falls from a height of about 74 m into a deep valley covered with dense flora and presents a charming view. One can also enjoy swimming at the falls. There is a small island near the falls locally called Ganesh pal. This name is derived from Lord Ganesh due to the presence of a small mural of Lord Ganesh inside a small temple present here.

From Sirsi, one can take a cab/bus to Kodnagadde, which is about 5 km from Shivaganga falls. Motorable road is available for further 4 km which .....

Distance (From Sirsi): 45 Kms
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Waterfall

#27 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 30 km from Sirsi, 30 km from Unchalli Falls, and 77 Kms from Jog Waterfalls, Benne Hole Falls is a wonderful waterfall situated near Kasage village close to Sirsi - Kumta road. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Uttara Kannada district, and among the must-visit tourist places in Sirsi.

Benne Hole Fall is formed from the tributary of the Aghanashini River, which flows in the 'Devimane Ghat' region of the Western Ghats. It cascades down from the height of more than 200 feet into a pool around large and small rocks. The waterfall looks churning, creamy white butter hence the name Benne Hole where 'benne' means butter and 'hole' means big stream in Kannada. This location has another plus point for Bird-watchers as they can see birds such as plum headed parakeet, grey jungle fowl, common kestrel, woolly necked stork, jungle owlet, coppersmith barbet, orange minivet, black-headed oriole, and many more.

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Distance (From Sirsi): 30 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sirsi - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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#28 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi

At a distance of 25 km from Yellapur, 76 km from Sirsi, 75 km from Dandeli, and 113 km from Gokarna, Sathodi Falls is a picturesque waterfall situated near Kallaramarane Ghat in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Sirsi Tour Packages.

Sathodi Falls are formed by several streams and cascades down from a height of 50 feet. It further joins the backwaters of the Kodasalli dam built over the Kali River. This is popularly known as the Mini Niagara and also one of the top places to visit in Dandeli. This falls forms a part of the Ganeshgudi forest range. The fall drops into the natural pool that surrounds the rock and swimming is possible here. It is advisable to avoid this place during peak monsoon season. It is home to leeches which are very active in the rainy season.

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Distance (From Sirsi): 76 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sirsi - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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