Hidlumane falls is a beautiful waterfall near Nitturu, Hosanagara taluk in Shimoga district Karnataka, India. It is at the base of Kodachadri hill around 10 kms from Nitturu and around 45 km from Hosanagara. Around 110 kms from Mangalore.
To reach the falls you need to trek through rocky hills filled up with lush trees all around. These falls are a series of waterfall with varying heights and majesty. To reach the other falls you should climb up the rocks on which the stream is coming or go through the thick forest where you will not find any path. After Sampekatte, just before Nittur, you will find a Y junction. Take left there which takes you to the jeep route to kodachadri hill. Continue till kumble school. Take right deviation (mud road) in front of the school which leads you to another Y junction. Take right where immediately you gett a steep up. Continue with the same mud road for around 5 km via another school (Emme Honda School) till you a get a lonely house. From there its 1 km trek to the falls.
Picture Gallery of Hidlumane Falls
Another way of approach is from Nittur. After one or one and a half km walk on road towards Kollur, take a left turn where you have a small bus stop at the left. This jeep track will take you to the house. From there its a km trek. This way is about 6 km from Nittur. The way throughout is very scenic with lush green forest and paddy fields all around. You will be able to enjoy the pure western ghats. This is a very beautiful stepped water falls. Don’t come back thinking the first stream you get as the falls. Climb the rocks, if not possible take the alternative way through the forest. Go parallel to the stream, a huge, beautiful, ice cold water falls is waiting for you.
Jeep and 2 wheelers can go till that house, cars may not. No food is available anywhere on the way or at the spot. So carry enough food and water with you. Please don’t throw any non-biodegradable substance lik plastics, water bottles, plastic plates etc there. Enjoy your trekking and be one among the nature. Kodachadri can be trekked via this falls also. Just follow the small path you find through the forest.
Best time to visit is immediately after the rainy season, especially from October to December. Take lime or tobacco leaves as precaution for leech bites. Kodachadri, Kollur, Arishina Gundi Falls, Hosanagara are the other places of interest nearby.