Manikyadhara Falls, Chikmagalur

Manikyadhara Falls

Manikyadhara Falls (Water Fall) snapshot

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in Chikmagalur
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3 Ratings & 3 Reviews

About Manikyadhara Falls (Water Fall)

Manikyadhara Falls, located in proximity to Baba Budan Giri Hills, is a favourite tourist site. Apart from a sightseeing spot, the waterfall is also revered by both Muslims and Hindus alike. Situated in the midst of the Shola Forest, the fall flows throughout the year. Location of the Manikyadhara Falls also offers an opportunity for witnessing beautiful surroundings and greenery on the hills.

Manikyadhara, meaning 'a string of pearls' is also associated with a legend. According to the natives, saint Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar along with his 4 disciples came to the site in search of water. After their prayers, they were blessed with water flowing from the mountains in the form of this waterfall.

The water stream is considered sacred by the locals, according to them bathing in it treats various skin ailments. Besides, there are several shops around the fall that sell herbal medicines.

Situated 40 km from Chikmagalur, visitors can reach Manikyadhara Falls from Kemmangundi. Visitors can also advance to Deviramma Betta by car to reach the site.

What travellers are saying about Manikyadhara Falls

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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3 traveller reviews for Manikyadhara Falls

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  • Manjula
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  7782 readers

"Average waterfalls & not kept clean"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2014
Had high expectation about this waterfalls. But it is very small one which is on the top of Baba Budan Giri hills. It's not kept clean. But it's a awesome view from here. Beautiful mountains look great with moderate misty weather
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  • 9 votes

Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 521 Reviews
  •  2518 helpful votes
  •  654906 readers

"Good place for friends"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2014
This is very nice place to spend time with friends and family. This falls is very beautiful. But road to this place is not good, very tough to drive. Have to walk a lot other reach this place. Must go place in chickamaglur
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  • 11 votes

Akash Shekar

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  • Akash Shekar
  • 8 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  18742 readers

"Nice falls, needs driving skills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2013
This falls is very nice and to reach this you should drive through the hill station, so be good at driving
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  • 10 votes

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