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September 03, 2021

Waterfalls near Bangalore

Are you searching for waterfalls near Bangalore? Well, we know why. You probably need a break. And you can only go out so many times to cafes, bars, and museums. Moreover, given the time it takes to travel in Bangalore from one place to another (thanks to traffic), you might as well go out of the city. And chill at waterfalls in Bangalore. Coz chill is all you want.

And hey, at Stanza living, we get that. Breaks are important. They help you take care of your mood. And your mental health. But your Google Calendar might not always allow it. So you end up skipping your breaks. But guess what? At Stanza Living, we make sure you can take small breaks, at least. We have an entertainment zone where you can reboot. By watching TV, playing games, or lazing around on bean bags. And for when you do take out time (maybe weekends), you can spend a day outside the city. Chilling at any of the 15 most popular waterfalls near Bangalore. Yup, we’ll never pour cold water over your chilling plans.

Popular Waterfalls Near Bangalore

The 15 most popular waterfalls near Bangalore:

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Thottikallu Falls

Thottikallu is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore. It’s called as Swarna Mukhi Falls meaning golden face. Moreover, there’s a lot you can explore here by walking around. So make sure you wear shoes with some good grip. Or else you might trip and fall (flat on your own golden face).

Distance from Bangalore: 32 Kms

Muthyala Maduvu Falls

This waterfall is known as Pearl Valley as well. Probably because it looks like a stream of pearls falling down from a distance. And yup, the name’s a bit hard to pronounce. But we promise, reaching here is easy and convenient from Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 40 Kms

Chunchi Falls

How do you reach Chunchi Falls from Bangalore? Catch a bus to Kanakapura or hire a taxi for the day. Also, there’s a couple of good fishing camps nearby. So it’s time to stop sitting idle on your bed all day. Instead, you can do the same with a pole on the riverside. Perfect, isn’t it?

Distance from Bangalore: 90 Kms

Mekedatu Falls

The name literally translates to “goat’s leap”. Yup, apparently a goat once jumped across the river to escape from a tiger. Whether you believe it or not, you should still visit this scenic place. You know, take a ‘leap’ of faith as well. 

Distance from Bangalore: 90 Kms

Hogenakkal Falls

This one’s a great fall near Bangalore. And because of the roaring waters, you can hear from a distance, people often compare it to Niagara Falls. Coz brown people just love to compare things with anything American. No other reason.

Distance from Bangalore: 126 Kms


Shivanasamudra is a beauty on the Kaveri river. And nope, you’re not allowed to swim there. But you can still make use of your new swimming trunks. How? There’s a beach nearby at Talakadu.

Distance from Bangalore: 140 Kms

Kaigal Falls

Not every waterfall has a shivalinga right below it as this one does. So needless to say, this is a great place to visit during Shivratri. We mean, for the views and not for you-know-what. 

Distance from Bangalore: 120 Kms

Kalyan Revu Waterfalls

Okay, this one’s for the bird watchers out there. The rich biodiversity attracts thousands of migratory birds every season. So you should grab your roomies for this trip. And if not your roomies, then a pair of binoculars for sure.

Distance from Bangalore: 123 Kms

Balmuri and Edmuri Falls

Nope, the name doesn’t have anything to do with jhalmuri or bhelpuri. It’s a popular place for tourists visiting for some good travel pics. And moreover, you’re allowed to swim in the midst of the lush surroundings. And that’s so much better than just eating bhelpuri, right? 

Distance from Bangalore: 138 Kms

Chunchanakatte Falls

Chunchanakatte falls is one of the popular waterfalls in Bangalore. And remember those generic wallpapers on your old computer screens? With surreal waterfalls? This one looks exactly like them. But unlike those, you won’t get tired looking at these falls.

Distance from Bangalore: 205 Kms

Iruppu Falls

The waters dropping from the 170 feet cliff at Iruppu Falls will take your breath away all year round. And monsoon season is like a real-life Insta filter for the view. Alexa, play Barso re Megha Megha.

Distance from Bangalore: 250 Kms

Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls is a cool picnic spot near Bangalore. Despite being situated on private property, it’s open to tourists throughout the year. Quite the social service, isn’t it?

Distance from Bangalore: 270 Kms

Jog Falls

The Jog Falls is ideal for a weekend getaway. Thanks to the Sharavathi Wildlife sanctuary which is located nearby. And the best part is you don’t have to spend a buck to enter these places. The only investment is your time, the cost for commuting and a truckload of snacks to get by.

Distance from Bangalore: 430 Kms

Talakona Falls

Talakona Falls is one of those falls where you can bathe directly underneath the water. And apparently, the water coming from the underground stream has therapeutic properties. So you must visit for sure. It’s no substitute for an actual therapist tho. So don’t cancel that appointment for a visit here.

Distance from Bangalore: 234 Kms

Kailasakona Falls

If you search for ‘water places near Bangalore’, this is gonna pop up for sure. We suggest you get a good pair of trekking shoes as the rocks are slippery. Coz let’s be honest when you’re with your besties, your carelessness increases by gazillion times. So be cautious, okay?

Distance from Bangalore: 252 Kms

FAQs on Popular Waterfalls near Bangalore

Which are the most popular waterfalls near Bangalore?

By popular opinion, these are the top 3 waterfalls near Bangalore:

  • Thottikallu Falls
  • Muthyala Maduvu Falls
  • Chunchi Falls

Where can I go for a one-day trip near Bangalore?

These are 3 places you can go for short trips near Bangalore:

  • Ramanagaram
  • Hogenakkal Falls
  • Thottikallu Falls

Which river is near Bangalore?

The Vrishabhavathi River is a minor river that flows through the south of Bangalore.

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