Kunchikal Falls

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Kunchikal Falls Falls
Kunchikal Falls is located in Karnataka
Kunchikal Falls
Kunchikal falls
Location Masthikatte, Shimoga district, Karnataka
Coordinates 13°41′41″N 75°01′05″E / 13.6947°N 75.01813°E / 13.6947; 75.01813Coordinates: 13°41′41″N 75°01′05″E / 13.6947°N 75.01813°E / 13.6947; 75.01813
Type Tiered
Total height 1493 ft (455 m)
Watercourse Varahi River
World height ranking 116

Kunchikal Falls, also called Kunchikal Abbe,[1] is located near Masthikatte-Hulikal bordering Udupi-Shimoga districts of state of Karnataka.[2] Kunchikal falls is formed by Varahi river.

Kunchikal falls cascades down rocky boulders and total height of fall is 455 meters (1,493 feet)[3] making it the highest waterfall in India. After construction of Mani Dam near Masthikatte[3] and underground power generation station[3] 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).

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  1. ^ Director of, Print (1973). Karnataka State gazetteer, Volume 13. Bangalore: Director of Print, Stationery and Publications at the Govt. Press, 1973. p. 661. 
  2. ^ Husain, Majid (1978). Geography Of India. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Education. p. 3.47. ISBN 978-1-259-00089-8. 
  3. ^ a b c "Varahi Hydro Electric Project". Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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