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About Hidlumane Falls

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These words are going to be your journey starters if you are planning to go to Hidlumane falls, which is located at Kodachadri, near Nittur village close to Nagara in Shivamogga. Hidlumane falls is a series of waterfalls en-route your trek from Nittur to Kodachadri peak.


There are close to some 7 waterfalls and those are Hidlumane waterfalls. Hidlumane waterfall is completely away from the civilization. Hidlumane waterfalls will give you an enchanting experience of nature and its beauty at its best.

Hidlumane waterfalls will definitely be there on every trekker’s to do list. Located amidst Mookambika wildlife sanctuary, the name we kept.  Located amidst the enthralling Western Ghats rainforests, Hidlumane waterfalls gives you an amazing trek experience and a perfect place to enjoy a shower in the falls.


If you are planning to be there at Hidlumane Waterfalls then make up your mind for some adventurous trekking and amazing sight viewing experiences. 

The best part of your trip to Hidlumane waterfalls would be the trek to reach Hidlumane Waterfalls. You get to see amazing flora and fauna, especially the one which are said to be at Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.


The place itself is an amazing experience. It all starts your journey from Nagara to Kattinahole or Nittur. As you reach closer the view of incredible Kodachadri welcomes you and if it’s not summer then you will also notice the weather change which will involuntarily change your mood and you will start loving the place. 

Be there at Hidlumane falls, enjoy your trek, see the Western Ghats, experience the bliss of the forest and please don’t dirty the place and experience bliss of the jungle.


Interesting Facts about Hidlumane Falls

Hidlumane Waterfalls will give you an inevitable turnout en-route your trek to Kodachadri.

Hidlumane Waterfalls has two trek routes, one from kodachadri and another from Nittur.

Hidlumane Waterfalls offers you amazing trek offering you an unbelievable sighting of flora and fauna and an amazing view of dead woods.


Best time to visit Hidlumane Falls

The ideal time would be post monsoon that is October to February. You can enjoy waterfalls at its best. Monsoon will be a risky affair as the water current would be too high and the trek would be welcomed by leeches. Make sure to carry all the necessary goods before your trip to Hidlumane Falls.

How to reach Hidlumane Falls

By Road

A bus is advisable as you will not have to drive before and after your trek to Hidlumane falls. Nittur and Kodachadri have excellent bus services from Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Mysuru and Mangaluru as KSRTC operates the facility.

You can find loads of buses to Nittur and Kodachadri from Majestic, Basaveshwara Bus Stand - Peenya.

By Rail

Nearest Railway station would be Anandapuram Railway Station and the stop id is ANF.

There are trains which run every day from Bengaluru to Talaguppa, Sagara, Shivamogga.

By Air

Domestic Airport: Hubli (130 km), Mangalore (135 km), Pune (500 km)

International Airport: Bengaluru International Airport (BLR): 340 km 

Places around Hidlumane Falls

Kodachadri (4 KM - Trek) Mountain Range.

Hasirumakki: (20 KM) Sharavathi Backwaters, ultimate for its sunset.

Ninasam: (37 KM) A cultural centre.

Sagara: (44 KM) A beautiful Malenadu town.

Nagara Fort: (24 KM) Nayaka Fort.

Chakra Reservoir: (35 KM) beautifully located Dam.

Savehaklu Dam:  (42 KM) beautifully located Dam.

Kavaledurga Fort: (49 KM) Nayaka Fort on top of a hill.

Mani Reservoir: (68 KM) Reservoir built across river Varahi.

Agumbe: (83 KM) Village amidst Rainforest, famous for its Sunset viewpoint.

Thirthahalli: (61 KM) A panchayath town with an awesome climate.

Siddeshwara Gudda: (63 KM) 200 ft. hill. Preferred for an early morning trek.

Anandagiri Gudda: (64 KM) 300 ft. hill. Amazing viewpoint to view the entire Thirthahalli town.