Hidlumane Falls

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The beautiful waterfall is situated under the Shimoga district of Karnataka and is located within the Mookambika reserve forest at the base of the Kodachadri hills of the Western Ghats. The milky white water rushing down against a background of rocks and greenery is a sight to behold. The waterfall flows as a series of 6 or 7 falls, each a beautiful sight in its own right. The interesting part about these falls is that each of these falls is hidden from one another and each seems to be more enthralling than the last one you see. But the most amazing one among them is the one that is the most secluded and is situated at the top of the cascade. The one at the top most level drops down to a natural pool below. Trekking here is simply awesome as you clamber up rocky outcrops through thickly wooded hillsides. The water in this pool is not very deep and visitors can enjoy a bath in the cool water. The trekking route to the Hidlumane Falls is involves crossing over steep hills and dense forest. There are two trek routes to reach the waterfall–one starts from the Nittur village and the other starts from the Kodachadri peak. Both the routes offer a refreshing sight to the visitors. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the month of September to January. Distance between Hidlumane Falls and Shimoga is 109.7 kms.

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