Hanumangundi Water Falls is located in the hilly surroundings of the Kudremukh National Park in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls is one of the main attractions near Kudremukh in Chickmaglur district. Hanuman Gundi falls also called as Suthanabbi falls is located in the hilly region between Karkala and Lakya dam which is surrounded by Kudremukh National Park. The water falling down from a height of above 22 meters falling on the natural rocks majestically is exciting view. You can have body rejuvenating and energizing bath at this place and enjoy the beauty of calm and marvel of the waterfall. This place is filled with tourists in time of October to February. This place is a great travel destination which is filled with natural beauty. If you are nature lover and want to enjoy your holiday with nature then this place is a great option with its forests and the rivers.
Photo Album of Hanumangundi Waterfall
How to reach Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls
The falls is at about 85 km from Mangalore. Tourists from here can reach the falls in about 2.5 hours via Moodbidri, Karkala, Bajagoli, Mala, and Dakshina Kannada border on the National Highway 13 to reach it. You need to trek for some distance to reach Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls.
Since it is inside Kudremukh National Park, permission should be taken from the Forest Department office at Mala forest check post immediately after Bajagoli. There is no entry fee to enter the park at Mala forest check post, where tourists will be issued entry receipt. But at Hanumangundi, there is an outpost where Rs. 20 per adult and Rs. 10 per child should be paid for visiting the falls. According to a Forest Department official, tourists will have to return the receipts along with the entry receipt at Mala check post while returning from the falls. From the forest outpost at Hanumangundi, tourists will have to climb down about 320 steps to reach the falls.
Advice to Tourists
– Rocks in the falls area are slippery and tourists would have to be careful.
– Swimming is banned in a mini pond created by the falls.
– As per Forest Department official, tourists are not allowed to take food items to the falls.
– Tourists are provided with a change room.
– Between Mala check post and Hanumangundi, tourists could visit Jug Falls on the roadside.
– Beyond Hanumangundi, tourists can visit Kadambi falls, Lakhya Dam, Bhagawathi Nisargadhama and Kudremukh township.
– October to May is the best time to visit Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls.