|Kunchikal Falls Falls|
|Location||Nidagodu village, near Masthikatte, Shimoga district, Karnataka|
|Total height||1493 ft (455 m)|
|World height ranking||116|
Kunchikal Falls is located Nidagodu village near Masthikatte in Shimoga district of state Karnataka.Kunchikal falls cascades down rocky boulders and total height of fall is 455 meters (1,493 feet) making it the highest waterfall in India.
Kunchikal falls is formed by Varahi river.
After construction of Mani Dam near Masthikatte and underground power generation station near Hulikal, Shimoga district, the water flow to this falls is greatly reduced and visible only during rainy season (July-Sept). As the falls is within restricted area, Gate pass is required to visit and the pass is being issued at Hosangadi village (about 15 km away). The nearest Airport is at Mangalore, situated 138 km (86 mi) from Kunchikal Falls.
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- "Varahi Hydro Electric Project". Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. Archived from the original on 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "138 Km - Distance from Mangalore to Kunchikal Falls". DistancesFrom. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
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