Mallalli Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Ghat region of Karnataka in Coorg district. Mallalli Falls is around 28 kms away from Somwarpet, in a small village called Bidalli of Bettadahalli Gram Panchayat. Mallalli Falls is at the foots of Pushpagiri Hills range of the Western Ghats, where Kumaradhara river water falls over 205 feet into a gorge surrounded by steep valleys and luscious green mountains around. Nestled within the thick forest, it is an spectacular sight to see river Kumaradhara gushing through the valley and falling into a gorge to form two tier waterfall. Mallalli Falls near Somwarpet, though less explored is an amazing place for an adventures trip and trekking. It would be an wonderful experience around this picturesque waterfall, surrounded by lush green peaks of Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. One would not disagree if someone says Malalli Falls better than Abbey Falls. This River flows down to Mangalore through Kukke Subrahmanya.
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How to Reach Mallalli Falls
Mallalli falls is around 25 kilometers from Somvarpet or 42 kms from Kushalnagar, 265 km from Bangalore and 170kms from Mangalore. Somwarpet is the nearest town to reach Mallalli Falls. KSRTC runs bus services from Bangalore to Somwarpet. From Somwrapet there are very few buses to Hanchinalli (25kms) which is the nearest village to the Mallalli waterfalls. Mallalli Falls is 3 kms from Hanchinahalli village. The water fall is only accessible by foot as the roads are very narrow and rugged. Hiring a private vehicle or Taxi is a better idea to reach Mallalli falls.
Best Time to Visit Mallalli Falls
As usual during mansoon there will be plenty of water which gushes down from the river and the mist and the green hills around adds to the beauty of Malalli Falls and the water usually dries up during summer. If u are ready to do some adventure and do some trekking for 2 to 4kms then this is ideal place for you, the road access is just around 2 to 4kms away from the falls from there one have to trek. There are steps for half of the trek, from there it is slippery. Best time to visit is in December. Don’t even dare to go near during rainy season. As the place is very remote it is advisable to hire a local guide and avoid going there with family as it is very remote. If you are a big group of 20 to 25 then you can go with women and children. Better fold your trouser bottoms or you might have a tough time getting rid of the crawling leeches during monsoon at Malalli. Trekking to the top of the falls is not advised during monsoons as all you can do is stare at the strong flowing water body from a distance, don’t even think of stepping into it. But just to watch the magnificent falls you could go to another point opposite to the falls, the view from there is quite breathtaking as well.
Maps and Driving Directions to Mallalli Falls