So continuing from part -1 . This part has more waterfalls .
After a good overnight nap ,we took the blessing of Marikamaba Temple , Sirsi . Very famous temple built during 17th century .
We went to another religious place nearby Sirsi is Sahasra Linga ( Meaning Hundreds of Linga ). Really nice place . From here we went to sonda Mutt . This place has so many different kind of places on can explore .
|Nandi assoc with linga|
|Malabar Grey horn bill|
|Map Sonda Kingdom|
All these places are on Sirsi - Yellapur Highway .
From here Begins the waterfalls saga .
Shivgange falls:The Shivagange falls is a 74 m high waterfall on the river Sonda .This is about 22 km away from the town of Sirsi. The waterfall is located in an area of thick forest. From Sirsi one directly go to Shivgange Falls .
From here we went to another falls called Mini Niagara of Uttara Kannada
Sathodi Falls : is a waterfall in Uttara Kannada, that is formed by several unnamed streams near Kallaramarane Ghat, 32 km from Yellapur . It is about 15 meters (49.2 feet) tall. The stream then flows into the backwaters of the Kodasalli Dam, into the Kali river. One need to walk for about 2 kms to reach the falls .
|Mini Niagara of Uttara Kannada|
Last Waterfalls of the trip .
This the mighty falls of Magod .
Magod falls: The height of the waterfalls is 200mtrs. This waterfall has to view from View point. There is a nominal entrance charge .
|Majjige holle Falls|
Finally Sunset at Jenakal Gudda
|View from Jenakal gudda|
|View of the Valley|
There is one ancient temple nearby called Chandramouli Vinayaka Temple .Very nice temple .
Overall Travel : Bangalore-Tumkur -Gubbi-Shimoga-Shorab-Sirsi-Yellapur-Sirsi-Harihara-Chitradurga-Bangalore .
Total kms: 1250 kms
Places Visited : Gudavi Bird Sanctuary , Unchalli falls, Sirsi temple,Sahasra linga, Sonda mutt, Shiva Ganga Falls , Sathodi Falls , Magod Falls Jenakal gudda and The Ganesha temple.
Other places of interset nearby : Yana, Viboothi Falls ,Banavasi,Bene hole falls ,Brude jog ,Lalguli falls,Wattahole falls etc.
This why I call Uttara kannada has Land of waterfalls . Most of these waterfalls are perennial. There is considerable amount of trek required to reach the waterfalls but the pains is worth it .
Trip Dates : 15,16 Aug 2009