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Satoddi Falls


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Ranked 1 of 10 sightseeing in Yellapur

Satoddi Falls is also called as the Mini Niagara of the Uttara Kannada District and is situated in the Ganeshgudi forest range. It is counted amongst the famous waterfalls in Karnataka and is located around 25 km away from the town of Yellapur. There are several streams flowing near the Satoddi Falls, which is 15 m high. The best time to visit this waterfall, is between the months of November and April.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Samarth Raj4.3/5

30 reviews

Chill soothing water, lush green jungle and a small stretch of bad road

I and my friends did a road trip to Sathodi falls from Dharwad. It was a suggestion from a friend who had already visited.The falls is around 90 kms from Dharwad in Dharwad -Yellapur highway. One has to take a right deviation 3 kms before Yellapur town and drive 17kms through thick forest. We started early in the morning to avoid warm afternoon and reached Yellapur in an hour and half. And well, from there, it took 45 minutes for the last 17kms. I am sure that's enough to tell you how the road was. And as I understand still is and mind you. We were on bikes! We almost started cursing our friend for bringing us here and poor guy started sulking out of guilt.We reached the nearest drivable point and parked our bikes. Took a while to get our bones back in shape! And then the 2km hike to the falls! The cool breeze took the edge off all the discomfort we experienced driving those last 17kms and we kinda started enjoying the greenery and calmness. And then a few hundred meters before the falls, that welcoming sound of falling water!! We literally paced over the rocks and boulders and there it was the first sight of a 50 meter tall wall of water!!It was our moment of guilt! Our friend brought us to an awesome place! We spent the whole day there. Swam through the small pond formed on the rock by flowing water, sat right under the falls. All our stresses just went away! In the evening, we returned with joyful memories!Well, now to the specifics!Location: A 4! Easily reachable by road, except for last 17kms. The hike is of moderate difficulty level.The Place: A 4!! The falls is surrounded by a wall of hard rock on 2 sides and thick jungle on other two! Calm, silent!! All you hear is the sound of flowing water. I would have given a perfect 5, but for the filth of plastic covers and bottles created by fellow senseless travellers!Food: Sadly, A 2. Being in forest area, restaurants are not allowed from highway onwards till the parking spot. But there are couple of Bamboo hut constructed by locals, where food is cooked on order. Its better to order while heading to the falls. The locals prepare the food by the time travellers come back from the falls. The food is typical village cuisine, hygienic and filling. Price is very economical.Accomodation: 2. 5! Yellapur is a very small town and has a few lodges of average to low quality. It is therefore best for outstation travellers to fix their stay in Dharwad.Best time to visit: Between end of Monsoon and onset of Summer.I would love to visit this place again whenever possible.

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Prasanna Rs3.6/5

77 reviews

Beautiful, totally isolated waterfalls

Sathodi falls is very scenic, wild and completed insulated from the crowd. If you want to make your outing adventurous, walk though the dense forest (No Wild animals) There is a beautiful lake 1 km away from the Waterfall. This lake is calm and quiet surrounded by Greenery, hills. Vehicles cannot go up to the falls. You have to stop your vehicles 1 km from the falls. Drive carefully. Slippery, elevated mud roads makes this way quite dangerous. Carry your food and eatables. You will not find anything here. 6 kms from Sathodi falls, there is a small Village called Delhi. You can find a Primary Health centre and few isolated houses here and there. Exit the place before sunset.

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Sarika Bhide4.3/5

2 reviews

Beautiful falls and leave before sunset

Very scenic view, we had to park and walk a long way. The road was under renovation as landslide damaged it. Still we managed to walk. Fall had lots of water and very beautiful view. Sat on rocks and enjoyed. Lots of monkeys trying to steal your food. Had to leave before sunset as it's pretty remote.

Sudhamshu chandra Gonchikar5.0/5

6 reviews

Wild, untamed, unspoilt and wonderful place

Reaching there is difficult, road is worst the last 6 KM, no hotels, no facilities and nothing but it's forest. It is supposed to be like that and it is. It is totally unspoiled, unoccupied and the way it's just beside the River Kali. It's worth all the risk and tiredness reaching it.Pack all essentials and please DO NOT LITTER. There's only one small house which serves as hotel also but you need to order before you go to Falls so that by the time you come back, it will be ready. Don't expect great food. It's only enough to satisfy your hunger. The Falls is great and you can get into water at some places. It's slippery in many places and looks deceivingly simple. It's a nice place anyway and to true nature lovers, it's a paradise.

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Vinay Gowda3.9/5

25 reviews

Beautiful picturesque Falls

First thing that strikes to your mind on the first sight of the falls is that wallposters we used to get back in 90's. Waterfalls is located quite deep inside the woods surrounded by rock formation which plunges over 50 feet. This place is crowded after 11-12hrs of the day. One can reach bottom of the falls which is very risky as spraining your body parts over rocks. Overall worth visiting in spite of tiring journey of 15 km through Kaccha Road which could flow literally during Monsoon.

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Randolph Marsh3.9/5

25 reviews

Magical experience and totally worth it

I had visited Sathodi Falls on the way back from Gokarna. The approach road leading to the falls is in bad shape and may get worse with the onset of the monsoons. Once you make it to the falls though, it's totally worth it. The experience is Magical! This place is now in the process of being commercialized. There are plans of refurbishing the road and a walkway to the falls in already underway. In addition, there's now a canteen set up in close vicinity of the falls. The canteen offers local cuisine, mostly Poha and Kokum juice. The canteen also offers a changing room and a washroom.

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Photos of Satoddi Falls

Satoddi Falls, Yellapur

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Sadashiv Desai

Sattoddi Falls, Yellapur
Satoddi Falls, Yellapur

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Prasanna Rs

Satoddi Falls
Satoddi Falls, Yellapur

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Satoddi Falls, Yellapur
Satoddi Falls, Yellapur

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Satoddi Falls, Yellapur

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