If you are a traveler, yes a traveler and not tourist then Dabbe Falls is your dream destination.
Tourists, there’s nothing to feel bad about it, Dabbe Falls is also for tourists. Not only for Travelers, Tourists Dabbe Falls is also for Nature Lovers, Peace Lovers, Mediators, Nature enthusiasts, Adventure freaks and Trekking enthusiasts, basically Dabbe Falls is a perfect place for everybody in the whole world.
If you start questioning that how can Dabbe Falls be a perfect place for everyone? The Answers is Dabbe Falls is untouched. Yes! Dabbe Falls is a virgin place, whatever you can see at Dabbe Falls is all created by the universe and no man has touched it yet, only travelers like you go there experience the serenity and come back.
Going to Dabbe Falls includes a trek, you should always remember that you can never go to a falls without a trek, only a few very famous falls has motor-able roads till them. The same logic applied here, Dabbe Falls is very less explored and the beauty still remains there. Let me come back to the trek, Dabbe Falls is located at Hosagadde Village, Sagara Taluku, Shivamogga District.
Dabbe Falls is very near to Sharavathi Valley and we all know that Sharavathi Valley has an amazing forest and greenery, thanks to Western Ghats. Another interesting piece of information you should know is Dabbe Falls is also called KepJoga Falls, if you wondering what does that mean, Kep means the sound which comes out when water gushes on the rocks and Joga means falls. Dabbe Falls can be reached only by trekking through the thick woods of Western Ghats, for a distance of about 9 km. Your trek would be as beautiful as tough and challenging it could be.
The last one kilometre of the trek is especially challenging as the trail is a descent that is inclined to almost 80 degrees at some places and there are no proper steps or stairs to place the foot on while negotiating the risky path. The branches and roots of trees and the rocks are the only help available in that part of the trek.
So all we could say is Dabbe Falls is must to be place if you love nature and adventure. Be there, do the trek, listen to the water, take a shower in Dabbe Falls and please don’t dirty the place, let’s keep it as beautiful as it is today.
Falls is one among the most pristine waterfalls and is part of Sharavathi Valley. This is a dream destination for Nature lovers, Adventure Lovers an trekker’s paradise.
Can be reached only by trekking through the thick woods of Western Ghats, for a distance of about 9 km.
Post Monsoon, which is October to February. And the reason why post monsoon is because you can experience waterfall at the maximum force and maximum water possible, yes you can actually experience the best floods in monsoon but unfortunately if you try to do so then you will also have to experience the attack of leeches in full force, also as the water flows through the rocks it would be dangerous to be there on monsoon. If you ask why not summer, then please waterfall and summer is my answer. Winter, which is also called post monsoon, so this year post monsoon witness the beauty of nature at its best, be there at Dabbe Falls.
To reach Dabbe Falls from Bengaluru, your route should be Shivamogga - Sagara - Jog Falls - Hosagadde Village. From Hosagadde village you will have to trek for around 9 kms which will take around an hour to reach the falls based on how good your lifestyle is here back in town. Make sure to inform forest officials before you start, missing to do that then people will miss you when you miss coming back. Before you start your trek, you will pass through some vegetable farms with a small house nearby. Exactly there, you have to fill in your names and details in a record book that is kept with the owner of the house. The record book is provided by the forest department.
You can find loads of busses to Sagara / Jog Falls / Kargal from Majestic, Basaveshwara Bus Stand - Peenya.
After reaching Sagara / Jog Falls / Kargal you can take a private bus or Government bus or Auto to reach Hosagadde.
Nearest Railway station would be Talaguppa Railway Station and the stop id is TLGP.
There are trains which run every day from Bengaluru to Talaguppa via Shivamogga and Sagara.
Domestic Airport: Hubli (130 km), Mangalore (135 km), Pune (500 km)
International Airport: Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) : 340 km.
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