|Kunchikal Falls Falls|
|Location||Masthikatte, Shimoga district, Karnataka|
|Total height||1493 ft (455 m)|
|World height ranking||116|
Kunchikal falls cascades down rocky boulders and total height of fall is 455 meters (1,493 feet) making it the highest waterfall in India. 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).
- Director of, Print (1973). Karnataka State gazetteer, Volume 13. Bangalore: Director of Print, Stationery and Publications at the Govt. Press, 1973. p. 661.
- Husain, Majid (1978). Geography Of India. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. 3.47. ISBN 978-1-259-00089-8.
- "Varahi Hydro Electric Project". Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
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