Unchalli Falls

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Unchalli Falls / ಉಂಚಳ್ಳಿ ಜಲಪಾತ
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Unchalli Falls
Location Siddapur, Karnataka, India
Coordinates 14°24′34″N 74°44′51″E / 14.40944°N 74.74750°E / 14.40944; 74.74750
Total height 116 metres (381 ft)
Watercourse Aghanashini

Unchalli Falls Kannada: ಉಂಚಳ್ಳಿ ಜಲಪಾತ, also known as Lushington Falls, is a waterfall created by a 116 metres (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini river. The fall is located near Siddapur in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845.[1]

Heggarne, a hamlet in Uttara Kannada district, is 35 km from Siddapur. The falls are reached by a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) trek from Heggarne through thick forest. Here the river makes a cavalcade of water falls and eventually leaps into a steep valley to form a spectacular, picturesque waterfall. The falls are sometimes called Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound they make.


See also[edit]

The Lushington the falls are named after is Thomas Davies Lushington, the brother of Edmund Law Lushington who married Cecilia Tennyson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ India, Geological Society of (1963). Memoir. ISBN 978-81-85867-45-8.