Barkana Falls

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Barkana Falls, counted among the highest waterfalls in India, is at a height of 850 ft. This waterfall is located just 7 km from Agumbe, Shimoga District and originates from Seeta River that flows in this region. It is counted amongst the 'must see places' of the region by all those who visit Agumbe. It is at a distance of about 40 kms to the south-west of Thirthahalli Town, in Balehalli State Forest Area. Barkana is a hamlet of Balehalli village in Thirthahalli Taluk. Barkana Falls presents one of the most fascinating sights of natural wonders in Karnataka. Located in the midst of lush green forest, the waterfall is a spectacular view. The view becomes even more charming during the monsoon season when the flow of water increases. The trek to Barkana Falls is a wonderful one day experience. The trek involves undertaking a steep route from the Western Ghats via Gumbo Ghats to reach the waterfall. The most interesting part of the trek is the presence of a wide variety of flora. The forest has flora that seems to change after every 100 meters. It is possible to go to the view point on your own, but if you would like to trek further to the source of the falls – you better employ a local guide. The best time to visit this fall is early winter. Distance between Barkana Falls and Bangalore is 356.2 kms. Distance between shimoga to barkana falls.1 h 59 min (93.9 km) via NH169

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