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Achakanya falls Shimoga

ಅಚಕನ್ಯಾ ಜಲಪಾತ 

Achakanya falls Shimoga
Achakanya falls Shimoga

ಅಚಕನ್ಯಾ ಜಲಪಾತ ಒಂದು ಪುಟ್ಟ ಜಲಪಾತ ಮತ್ತು ಸುಂದರವೂ ಹೌದು . ಕಾಡಿನ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಇರುವ ಈ ಜಲಪಾತವುತೀರ್ಥಹಳ್ಳಿಯಿಂದ (ಹೊಸನಗರಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುವ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ) 10ಕಿ ಮೀ ದೂರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ  ಅರಳುಸುರುಳಿ ಎಂಬ ಹಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ . ಜಲಪಾತದಿಂದ ಬೀಳುವುದು ಶರಾವತಿ ನದಿಯ ನೀರು . ಇದರ ಎತ್ತರ 6.1 ಮೀ , ಪುಟ್ಟ ಜಲಪಾತವಾದರೂ ನೋಡಲು ಬಹಳಸುಂದರ . ಟ್ರೆಕಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡಲು ಇಷ್ಟಪಡುವವರಿಗೆ , ಅಚಕನ್ಯಾ ಜಲಪಾತವು ಕೂಡ ಒಂದೊಳ್ಳೆ ಟ್ರೆಕಿಂಗ್  ಸ್ಪಾಟ್ . 

Achakanya falls Shimoga
Achakanya falls Shimoga

ಈ ಜಲಪಾತವು ಕಾಡಿನ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಹುಡುಕಲು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಕಷ್ಟ . ಸ್ಥಳೀಯರ ಸಹಾಯ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡರೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು . ಇಲ್ಲಿಯಾವುದೇ ರೀತಿಯ ಸೈನ್ ಬೋರ್ಡ್ ಆಗಲಿ ಇಲ್ಲ . ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಕಷ್ಟವಾದರೂ ಇಂತಹ ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಜಲಪಾತವನ್ನು ನೋಡಲುಟ್ರೆಕಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ loss ಇಲ್ಲ . ಅದಲ್ಲದೆ ಬೇರೆ ಬೇರೆ ಜಾತಿಯ ಸಸ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಮರಗಳನ್ನು ಸಹ ಕಾಣಬಹುದು , ಸಾಕಷ್ಟುವಿಶೇಷವಾದ ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳು ಸಹ ಕಾಣಸಿಗುತ್ತವೆ .

Best time to visit Achakanya falls Shimoga

Achakanya falls Shimoga
Achakanya falls ShimogaAchakanya falls Shimoga

ಅಚಕನ್ಯಾ ಜಲಪಾತಕ್ಕೆ ಬರಲು Best time ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಮಳೆಗಾಲ , ಮಳೆಗಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಲಪಾತವು ತುಂಬಿ ಹರಿಯುತ್ತದೆ  . July to October ಜಲಪಾತಕ್ಕೆ ಟ್ರೆಕಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡಲು ಸರಿಯಾದ ಸಮಯ.

ಹೇಗೆ ತಲುಪುವುದು :

ಈ ಜಲಪಾತಕ್ಕೆ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಿಂದ ಹೋಗುವುದು ಸುಲಭ , ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಿಂದ ತೀರ್ಥಹಳ್ಳಿಗೆ ಬೇಕಾದಷ್ಟು ಬಸ್ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯವಿದೆ.ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ ಅರಳುಸುರುಳಿ ಹಳ್ಳಿಗೆ ಬಸ್ ಮತ್ತು ಆಟೋಗಳೂ ಸಿಗುತ್ತವೆ . ಅರಳುಸುರುಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಳಿದು ಕಾಲ್ನಡಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗಬೇಕು . ಪ್ರೈವೇಟ್ ವೆಹಿಕಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿದರೆ ಜಲಪಾತಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ಕಿ ಮೀ ಇರುವವರೆಗೂ ಹೋಗಬಹುದು . ಆ ಕೊನೆಯ ಒಂದು ಕಿಲೋ ಮೀಟರ್ಅನ್ನು ನಡೆದುಕೊಂಡೇ ಹೋಗಬೇಕು .

 ರೈಲ್ : ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಸ್ಟೇಷನ್ ಅಚಕನ್ಯಾ ಜಲಪಾತಕ್ಕೆ ಅತ್ತಿರದ ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಸ್ಟೇಷನ್ , ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಿಂದ ಮತ್ತು ಮೈಸೂರಿನಿಂದಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಟ್ರೈನ್ಗಳಿವೆ .

ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಏರ್ಪೋರ್ಟ್ ಜಲಪಾತಕ್ಕೆ ಹತ್ತಿರದ ಏರ್ಪೋರ್ಟ್ .

Achakanya falls Shimoga

Achakanya falls Shimoga
Achakanya falls Shimoga

Achakanya falls, a rarely heard name and hidden beautiful falls in Thirthahalli taluk Shivamogga district. Being known to very fewer people, it has its own beauty around its nature. It is one of the best places to visit in Shivamogga. Since it is being kept away from Shivamogga tourist places, It is less famous.

When people search for Shimoga waterfalls from Bangalore, only Jogfalls, Kunchikal falls ( https://shimogasiri.com/highest-water-fall-in-india-kunchikal-falls-shivamogga/) & Barkana falls ( https://shimogasiri.com/barkaana-falls-one-among-top-10-waterfalls-of-india/)( highest waterfalls in India) are being shown more, besides to those Achakanya waterfalls is a hidden beauty of nature.

Achakanya waterfalls are located in 10kms from Thirthahalli on the way to Hosanagara. It is a village called Aralsuruli. River Sharavathi leaps down the falls from a height of 6.1 meters. It is a small but yet beautiful fall in Shimoga

It is a great place for trekkers who love trekking, but it is a challenge to find the waterfall in the forest. It is advised to take locals help in reaching the waterfall. There are no signboards mentioned to the falls, hence it is a bit difficult to find the waterfall.  But the surrounding view & the waterfall is worth the trekking to the site. There are many varieties of flora can be seen in this region with some vareity of birds can be spotted while trekking to the forest.

Achakanya falls Shimoga
Achakanya falls Shimoga

Best time to visit Achakanya falls Shimoga is in the rainy season when waterfall can be seen in its full glory. So it is bestto plan a trip to waterfall during the months of July to October. It is a beautiful place which comes under the best sightseeing places of Shivamogga & districts point of interests also.

There is no accommodation available in Arasuruli village. So the nearest place to stay is either Thirthahalli or Shivamogga.

How to reach Achakanya Falls Shimoga

It is easy to reach waterfall from Shivamogga as there are many buses ply to Thirthahalli from Shivamogga. From Thirthahalli also many buses ply to Arasuruli village. After reaching the village trekking is the only option.

If private vehicles are taken, can reach a little more inside the forest but last one kilometre to reach waterfall is a trekking route & has to be covered by foot.

By Rail: Shivamogg railway station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 60kms from Arasuruli & Mangalore railway station is at a distance of 124kms.

By Air: Mangalore International Airport is the nearest Airport.

Nearby attractions

Ambuthirtha, the origin of River Sharavathi.https://shimogasiri.com/ambuthirtha-shimoga-birthplace-of-river-sharavathi/

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