Day Trip From Bangalore To Chunchi Falls

Yet another impromptu plan, yet another road trip. 

And on this Independence day, we ticked off one more place from our long pending list  — Chunchi Falls.

Chunchi falls, located at a distance of approximately 100 km from Bangalore, is a waterfall on the banks of the River Arkavati and is named after a tribal couple Chuncha and Chunchi. It is en route to Mekedatu and Sangama. Tucked in the middle of rocky terrain and deciduous forest the waterfall is quite popular for picnicking.

Though the falls have yet not been commercialized like Shivnasamudra falls and remains deserted on most of the days but it makes for an ideal day trip from Bangalore to escape from the daily grind.

– CHUNCHI FALLS –

A narrow rocky and muddy path will lead you to one of the most spectacular waterfalls of Karnataka. The terrain is quite uneven and a bit slippery at some places. A short 10 minutes walk on dirt, sand, mud, gravel and rocky terrain will lead you to the vantage point to see the fall in all  it’s glory.

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On your way to the waterfall, you will also find a watch tower to devour in a 360-degree view of the entire rocky terrain peppered with trees adding a bit of greenery.

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There is also a rocky path that can take you to the bottom of the fall, if you are adventurous enough you can definitely trek down and enjoy your time soaking in all the beauty.

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Backpack – c/o American Tourister

Though we did not trek down due to an injury but we did spend good 1-2 hours enjoying our time.

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Perfect travel companion for hiking and camping ๐Ÿ™‚

Good To Know :

  • Pick a shoe that can cross comfortably from road to trail.
  • Swimming is prohibited due to strong underwater current and crocodiles.
  • The river water is not safe for drinking. Better to carry bottled water, we carried our Lifestraw bottle with us.
  • Pack something to fuel yourselves.
  • Avoid staying late at evening or night as you might end up calling for unnecessary troubles.
  • Parking fee – INR 30
  • Entry : Free
  • Timings – 8 AM to 5 PM

Best Time To Visit :

August to February

Places to Eat

You won’t find any proper restaurants near the fall. Better to carry food and water.

Few makeshift stalls selling buttermilk, coconut water, bottled water, fruits like watermelon, pineapple and dry snack items like chips can be found on the way to the fall from the parking lot.

You can find good restaurants on Kanakpura road on your way, so fuel yourselves well before heading out to the falls.

How To Reach There

By Plane: The nearest airport is in Mysore.

By Train: Nearest railway station is in Mysore, at a distance of 60 kilometers.

By Bus : There are no direct public buses from Bangalore. You might need to change few buses and then take a tuk-tuk/ auto to reach the falls.

By Car : Commuting in your own car/bike or hiring a car to reach the falls would be a good idea rather than public transportation.

 

— ROUTE —

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From Bangalore, it just takes 2 1/2 hours to reach the falls. The roads are good except last 10 km which is narrow and damaged at some places but not that bad that it cannot be driven on.

You need to take the Kanakpura exit, take a left turn towards Yeleguri village and keep following the GPS which takes you straight to the waterfall.

Attraction Around

Sangam

 Galibore Fishing Camp

Mekedatu falls

 Bheemeswari

Mysore

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandeepa Chetan
    August 23, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Looks total un-touristy yet quite accessible from the city. Lifestraw bottle looks cool. What’s the approx weight? Thank you!

    • Reply
      The Tales of a Traveler
      August 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much guys … we were surprised to see only few people around and that too on a long weekend ..

      Lifestraw is light in weight , not that heavy. We find it perfect for hiking and road trips ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Viraj Shah
    August 25, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for the post and information about all the places in Bangalore. I have good option if you want to take self drive car in Bangalore you must try http://volercars.com/bangalore

  • Reply
    Mr.Ajay Jain
    August 27, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Asm blog and beautiful pics.Thanks for sharing the blog and information…

  • Reply
    Brittany from Boston
    September 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Looks super pretty there!!

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