4.5 / 5

Hebbe Falls

📍 Hebbe Waterfalls, KarnatakaView map ›

🗓 Best Time To Visit:October to April

⏰ Open Hours:6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

🏞 Things To Do:Trekking, Bird-watching, Photography, Bathing in the falls

💰 Budget:Free entry, Parking charges applicable

🧳 Traveller Types:Nature Lovers, Adventure Seekers, Photographers

🔍 Known For:Scenic Beauty, Natural Waterfall, Unique two-stage waterfall

🚄 Distances:From Chikmaglur Railway Station: 54 km, From Mangalore Airport: 169 km, From Chikmaglur town: 55 km

🥾 Trek Difficulty:Moderate

📌 Tips:Wear comfortable shoes for the trek, Carry water and snacks

♿ Accessibility:Not wheelchair accessible

🌳 Environment:Situated in lush green forest

Have questions about Hebbe Falls?Ask the Tripoto Community ›
Hebbe Falls: A Hidden Gem in Chikmagalur That You Must Visit

Have you ever dreamed of visiting a waterfall that is surrounded by lush green forests, exotic wildlife and aromatic coffee plantations? If yes, then you must visit Hebbe Falls, a hidden gem in Chikmagalur that will take your breath away.

Hebbe Falls is located in Kemmanagundi hill station, which is about 66 km from Chikmagalur town. It is part of the Bhadra Tiger Reserve, which is home to many endangered species, such as tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears and gaur. Hebbe Falls is one of the most beautiful and secluded waterfalls in Karnataka, and it is a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers and photographers.

In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to visit, enjoy and explore Hebbe Falls.

How to Reach Hebbe Falls

There are different ways to reach Hebbe Falls from various nearby cities, such as Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore. The distance, duration and cost of each mode of transportation are as follows:

1. From Bangalore: The distance is about 280 km and the duration is about 6 hours by road. The cost of a taxi is about Rs. 5000, the cost of a bus is about Rs. 500 and the cost of renting a car or a bike is about Rs. 2000 per day.

2. From Mangalore: The distance is about 180 km and the duration is about 4 hours by road. The cost of a taxi is about Rs. 3000, the cost of a bus is about Rs. 300 and the cost of renting a car or a bike is about Rs. 1500 per day.

3. From Mysore: The distance is about 250 km and the duration is about 5 hours by road. The cost of a taxi is about Rs. 4000, the cost of a bus is about Rs. 400 and the cost of renting a car or a bike is about Rs. 1800 per day.

What to See and Do at Hebbe Falls

Hebbe Falls is a spectacular sight that will mesmerise you with its beauty and charm. It has two stages: Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls) and Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls).

The Chikka Hebbe is about 551 feet high and the Dodda Hebbe is about 328 feet high. The water of Hebbe Falls is rich in medicinal herbs that can cure skin diseases, allergies and infections. The water also forms a pool at the base of the falls, where you can swim, bathe or relax.

There are many things to see and do at Hebbe Falls, such as:

1. Enjoy the view of the falls from different angles and perspectives

2. Feel the spray of the water on your face and body

3. Listen to the sound of the water crashing on the rocks

4. Smell the fragrance of the coffee plantations and the flowers

5. Taste the freshness and purity of the water

6. Touch the smoothness and coolness of the rocks

7. Take photos and videos of the falls and yourself

8. Have a picnic or a snack near the falls

9. Explore the surroundings of the falls, such as the forest, the wildlife and the coffee plantations

What to See and Do Near Hebbe Falls

Hebbe Falls is not the only attraction in Kemmanagundi. There are many other places to visit near Hebbe Falls, such as:

1. Kemmanagundi Hill Station:

This is a scenic hill station that was once the summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the former king of Mysore. It has a pleasant climate, a beautiful garden, a rose nursery, a rock garden and a sunset point. You can also enjoy activities like boating, horse riding, cycling and hiking here.

2. Z Point:

This is a vantage point that offers a panoramic view of Kemmanagundi and its surroundings. You can reach Z Point by trekking for about 3 km from Raj Bhavan. You can also see Shanti Falls on the way, which is another waterfall near Kemmanagundi.

3. Kallathi Falls:

This is a waterfall that is also known as Kalahasti Falls or Kalhatti Falls. It is located about 10 km from Kemmanagundi. It has a height of about 400 feet and it flows over an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can also see some carvings and inscriptions on the rocks near the temple.

4. Shiva Temple:

This is a temple that is situated at the base of Kallathi Falls. It is believed to be built by Veera Ballala II, a Hoysala king, in the 12th century. It has a unique architecture that combines elements of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. You can also see some idols and sculptures of various gods and goddesses inside the temple.

When to Visit Hebbe Falls

Photo of Hebbe Falls 3/3 by
(c) Holidify.com

The best time to visit Hebbe Falls is after the monsoon season, from August till January. This is when the waterfall is at its full glory, with abundant water flow, lush greenery, blooming flowers and vibrant wildlife. The temperature is also moderate, ranging from 15°C to 25°C, making it ideal for outdoor activities.

You should avoid visiting Hebbe Falls during the monsoon season, from June till July. This is when the waterfall is at its lowest level, with less water flow, muddy water, dull vegetation and less wildlife. The temperature is also high, ranging from 25°C to 35°C, making it uncomfortable for outdoor activities. Moreover, you may face difficulties and dangers such as leeches, landslides, roadblocks and permissions during this season.

Hebbe Falls is a hidden gem in Chikmagalur that you must visit if you are looking for a refreshing and adventurous getaway. It offers a thrilling jeep ride, a refreshing trek and a rejuvenating bath in its herbal water.

We hope this article has given you all the information and tips you need to plan your trip to Hebbe Falls. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Also read: Witness the glory of this waterfall in Chikmagalur

Hebbe Falls Reviews

Hebbe falls is 8 kms inside from this place. We need to do a jeep safari to reach the foothills and from there around a km of trek to the falls. We started around 2:45 PM. On the way we need to encounter lot of leeches and cross 3 streams of running water. We applied lots of Shampoo from knee to feet to counter attacks from leeches and it was almost successful. Hebbe falls was rich with beauty and water ! WoW ! was the first word. We immersed ourselves in and spent around 20-30 mins there before the water levels started to raise. We decided to leave and cross the 3 streams back and reached the jeep. We were back to Kemmanagundi by 5:30 PM. Having covered Kemmangundi's prime locations, the cab driver suggested drive to Chikmagalur for night stay and we obliged. There are lot of hotels/lodges in Chikmagalur. Most of the hotels close by 9 PM for dinner.
This is the falls where I almost drowned. While I will reserve that tale for some other time, I will surely tell you that it falls can be reached only by a 10 km trek, so be sure to plan enough time to visit it. The trek is through a small mountain path, crossing a small creek and winding downhill with the valley stretching below. A very enjoyable and adventurous affair. The falls itself is thrilling - not too high, yet with gushing water right under which you can get down and bath. One has to be careful at the base though, for the riverbed here is made of fine sand and your feet can easily sink in water, drawing you down with it. Better to go with someone who knows swimming.
Hebbe Waterfalls - 60 km 551-ft. cascading waterfalls on the grounds of a coffee estate, reachable by hike or 4-wheeler. To visit this place, you need to pay around 3k rupees per vehicle allowing 8 people to share the ride. The ride and the waterfalls is worth the time and money spent. Details about the property: Dormitory Price : 500 -800/- per night depending on the season and vacancy. Nearest town: Chikkamagaluru (5kms away) Amenities: wifi, breakfast, Jacuzzi pool, horse riding, bonfire, Garden. Booking details and contact info: Trippr If you are someone looking for a stay which is away from busy world and unique with it's own vibe then this is the place to be. I do recommend trying it out and hope you will have a good stay.
Even in ankle deep water one of our guys managed to lose his slippers in the stream and he had to run after it for a good 50 meters in the stream to catch it. The trail to waterfalls is pretty straightforward without any twists and turns. There are however places where you need to exercise a little bit of caution otherwise you just might slip and scratch yourself. As you cover the distance you'll start getting a glimpse of the waterfall. This sight is something you'll remember for the rest of your lives. Although Hebe falls is not such a tall waterfall but because of the water flow and the close proximity from which you can witness it's might, it becomes a marvelous sight.
Hebbe waterfalls is present inside Bhadra Tiger reserve. The last 7-8 km of the journey will be rough. There were no shops in this area.We can only go till the forest check post by car. From there we have to travel either by trekking or by a jeep. The falls is 12 km away from this check post.If you opt for trekking make sure you go before 10 am as trekking is not allowed beyond this time. The jeep travel costs 400 per person. We got into the jeep and it was a hell of a ride. We climbed hills, passed through beautiful meadows and forests.
Photos of Hebbe Falls
View Image/video
Planning a trip soon?
Unlock the Perfect Getaway with us
See Packages for Chikmaglur

Places To Visit In Karnataka