Day 4 - Sathodi falls - GokarnaThis was an unplanned destination but turned out to be best day of the whole trip. Started around 7 AM and reached a 20 Km stretch of complete forest route from yellapur. Enjoyed every bit of it with dense forest without a single tourist vehicle.It was really a lucky day for me. Imagine you are the only traveler or tourist in the whole forest today. There were few vehicles of local people every 5 km and everyone starring at my jeep like an alien entering their place.No worries about the road since it was a Thar that i was driving.This road might be challenging during rain/monsoon time. Only one bus came in the morning.Reached Sathodi falls around 8 PM and took an entry ticket. Walked around 1.5kms from the entry point and there lies the beauty.
- Where to Stay –The nearest and best location to stay is Yellapur. Online hotel booking web sites will not show much option. So take help of google map or Just dial to search hotel around Yellapur. Few hotels at Yellapur are: Sankalpa Nature Tourist Paradise & lodge, Hotel Sambhram lodge, Highway Hotel, Banana County Resort etc.
- *N.B – Take care of slippery surface at fall area. Return before it gets dark as it’s a deep forest. Most importantly Please Please Please don’t litter this place.
2nd question is it possible to drive on this road? To which my answer is Yes. During monsoon I will suggest better go with a 4X4 and post monsoon any car can do but you need to drive carefully as the roads are not fenced. In my travelogue video I have recorded the parking where you can see low ground clearance cars like Kwid, Wagon R, Celerio (Automatic), Desire and Polo.It is around 70 km from Sirsi, 22 km from Yellapur, 85 km from Hubli and around 470 km from Bangalore