Kunchikal Falls, also called Kunchikal Abbe, Kunchikal falls is formed by Varahi river. It is one of the less explored waterfalls. The waterfall has a height of around 455 metres. Varahi river cascades down hundreds of rocks near Hulikal (Ghati Temple), Hosanagara taluk, Shimoga District of Karnataka. After the construction of MANI Dam near Mastikatte and under ground Power generation station, near Hulikal, he Water flow to this Falls is greatly reduced and visible only during monsoon days. During the rainy season the waterfall becomes a splendid sight. The engulfing greenery helps to enhance its beauty. The stream of white water gushing down against the surrounding greenery is a sight to behold. Kunchikal falls are believed to be the highest cascading falls in India. It is located near Masthikatte-Hulikal bordering Udupi-Shimoga districts of state of Karnataka. Best time to visit July and September. Distance between shimoga to Kunchikal Falls.2 h 13 min (104.2 km) via Kundapura - Shimoga Rd.