Among the many waterfalls of Karnataka, Kalhatti Falls is one of the spectacular waterfalls and most picturesque tourist destinations of Karnataka.
Kalhatti Falls is located at Kallattipura in Chikmagalur district. Kalhatti Falls is about 10 km from the picturesque hill station Kemmangundi, a summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.
Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalahasti Falls, here water gushes at a height of 122 meters amidst charming natural setting.
A legend links this place with sage Agastya and the Veerabhadra temple in a gap between the rocks, is attributed to the Vijayanagar times.
The temple is with three stone carvings of three elephants at the entrance. Water cascade water over these elephants and devotees believes that these waters have the power to cure diseases.
An annual fair of Lord Veerabhadra is held here for three day during March/April which attracts pilgrims from many parts of the state.
Kalhatti Falls is a perfect retreat from the busy city life and it is one of the must visit tourist spots in Karnataka.
Hebbe falls is another place of interest nearby.
Accommodations are available at Horticulture Guest House, Kalhatti falls
Distances from Kalhatti Falls
1. Kemmangundi: 10 km
2. Bangalore: 245 km
3. Mangalore: 180 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Tarikere