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Thottikallu is a place near Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls more popularly known as TK falls. It is also known as 'SwarnaMukhi' water falls. SwarnaMukhi translates as 'Golden-Faced' de route at Kagalpura (Kaggalipura) off the Bangalore - Kanakapura road will lead to a place called Byalemaradadoddi, from where a mud road leads to the falls. The place also has a small shrine.

There will not be much water in summer and hence better to visit in or just after monsoon.

The place is about one hour from Kempegowda Bus Terminal. The falls is a few kms further away from the Art of Living Ashram.[1]

This venue is a great place to for trekking and mountain hiking and just to a spend your day away from hustle and bustle of the city. It is preferable that you go to this place in two wheeler because the roads become very narrow when you are almost nearing the place. There is also a parking charge for 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers just outside the shrine, you have to park your vehicle and then start walking towards the falls

Eat There is nothing much to eat around this place. It is better that you pack your own food and come as well as bring your own water bottle.

Now a lots of residential projects are coming up near TK falls. This falls is slowly gaining interest in South Bangalore. A lot of biking expeditions are conducted to this place. little away from Bangalore one can enjoy greenery..

This place is also littered with alcohol bottles and gutka packets. Visitors must take care and keep the place clean.

A view of the TK Falls.
The Muneeshwara Swamy shrine near TK Falls.



  1. ^ prakash, tejaswini. "Art of living ashram". Retrieved 6/8/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Coordinates: 12°48′22″N 77°32′17″E / 12.806026°N 77.537985°E / 12.806026; 77.537985