Unchalli Falls

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Unchalli Falls
Unchalli Falls
LocationSirsi, Karnataka, India
Coordinates14°24′34″N 74°44′51″E / 14.40944°N 74.74750°E / 14.40944; 74.74750
Total height116 metres (381 ft)

Unchalli Falls, also known as Lushington Falls, is a waterfall created by a 116-metre (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini river. The fall is located near Sirsi 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 33 km from Sirsi. The falls are reached by a 5-kilometre (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.

How to Reach ?

Siddapur is approximately 35KM away from the falls.

Heggarne is approximately 5KM away, but you need to trek through a dense forest.[2]

Accommodation Facility

Tourists can accommodate in Homestay facilities - initiatives of Tourism department. Nearby home-stays are Vihar Homestay, Pragati Homestay.

See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ India, Geological Society of (1963). Memoir. ISBN 978-81-85867-45-8.
  2. ^ Srinivas, Rao (3 January 2019). "Waterfalls in Karnataka". metrosaga. Retrieved 3 January 2019.