Mukti Hole Waterfall Trek

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Mukti Hole Waterfall Trek

Mukti hole it comes under the belt of westren ghats of shimoga and offers a secluded and serene retreat if one wishes to get away from the hustle-bustle of city life and enjoy the splendour of the splash. Nestled in the forests of Western Ghats, this waterfall site provides an unforgettable experience. The water cascades in three stages, and the pond created by the falls is ideal for swimming. Near the falls is the ideal place for pitching camps. There are plenty of rocks in the area suitable for rock climbing adventure.

This enchanting waterfall is located in the midst of Kodagaddae forest, and a not so well-defined Trekking Trail leads to this destination. Initially, one has to trek uphill a mountain, and then trek down a steep hill to reach a valley on the other side. Walking along the valley for around 5 to 6 km will lead to Mukti hole

Alternatively, the trek can also be started from Dodda mane side via Kodigadde, and also there is an uphill trekking route to Medini village.

Exact Location: Mukti hole is located in the village of Hirebailu, nearly 15 km from Hadinabala.

Nearest Town: Honnavar (25+ km)

Distance from Bangalore: 470 km

How to Reach: Bangalore - Honnavar - Hirebailu - Mukti Hole Falls

Overnight buses from Bangalore to Honnavar are available. Mukti hole can be reached via two routes. The first route goes through Hirebailu and crosses Hadinbala, Gundabala and Kadehalla. The second route is from Kodigadde through Dodda mane. Hadinbala is on the Shimoga to Honnavar road while Dodda mane is on Shimoga to Kumta route.

Trek Length: 10 km one way.

Best Time to Visit: Early September to early March

Other Information:

Honnavar: A port town in Uttara Kannada district, Honnavar is known for its beaches. Its located nearly 200 km north of Mangalore city. There is a picturesque small town near Honnavar called Apsara konda. This place has a beautiful beach to relax and view the magnificent sunsets.

Gokarna: An important pilgrimage center for followers of Hindu religion, Gokarna is also a significant tourist spot in Karnataka. It is an important center of Sanskrit learning and houses Bhandikeri Math and Toggu Math. There are a number of beaches around this temple where the tourist can enjoy recreational activities.


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10 October 2014
Awesome experience!!!! Very beautiful place and the waterfall in between trek made the experience even more delightful. We were lucky enough that there were very few leeches :) And the last our trek guide made this experience a life long remembering experience. A must visit to Kodachadri....!!
10 October 2014
Wonderful! Truly an enchanting experience. Little did I think that this place is going to influence me so much when I signed up for this trek along with my friend. You don't have to be a pro to trek Kodachadri. The distance and different terrains makes the trek a bit difficult and adventurous. But the feeling when you reach the peak is just unparalleled! :)
27 May 2015
For the beginners Kodachadri is one of the best trek to kick start with your trekking boot-rockets as me and my friends scored out the long pending to do list with our first trek to this enchanting hills. First of all if you are a bangalorean you need to bide up yourself as the journey to Kodachadri itself will cover around 422 odd kms and then your day 1 trek starts from the base camp. The entire tiresome journey would fade away once you take a sight of the fascinating hillside with very a little human movement. The best part of our trek was the falls we found in the middle of the jungle as all in a sudden it popped up from nowhere(Disclaimer: Your energy would drain up here if you take a shower at falls as the real trek to the up hill starts from this point). We took this trek on Offseason in the month of April and was tested thoroughly for our stamina & endurance. Day 2 was fun filled with early morning kayaking, hanging bridge and some exploration on a fort. Food at homestay is too good as you would feel the same as the name states. On a note to complete its a must go trek with your friends and family :)
28 December 2015
never thought that waterfall rappelling will be available in india until i saw this tour. it was really an amazing and unforgettable rappelling experinece. the food included in the trek was so delicious and if you're a non veg, this trek is especially for you...
05 October 2015
Aparajita Raychaudhury Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking
An awe-inspiring, awesome and a lot of "aww"s defined the trip! Am so glad I dared try this! The trek coordinator (Sujay) skillfully talked (and pulled) me into climbing on rocks and trees I was sure I can't (ignoring a lot of "you are nuts" comments, I must add), the team was super (we really bonded over the difficult parts of the trek & the night's camp fire), the atmosphere so peaceful, especially the morning-after visit to the completely deserted backwaters - what more do you need for a great trip? Only problem was the TT - the driver turned it in to a "Flying Machine" and a barely 5-feet tall me found the leg space on the cramped side. Sujay's informal hospitality, patience with trekking novices (and an unfit one at that), willingness to consider any and all reasonable (and unreasonable) demands (we quite literally gave him a head-ache, I believe; but he remained invariably even tempered & welcoming), flexibility about plans and the ability to keep everyone (with various levels of adventure craving and endurance/fitness) happy, safe and motivated really made this experience with Explore2Escape a memorable one. Will certainly recommend this tour and operator! (Picture Courtesy - Krishna Vasudevan & Sujay Kenchi)
02 January 2019
Normally we go for clubbing for New year but this year we decide to do something offbeat so we chose to go for this trek to Kodachadri Peak, it was such an amazing trekking experience, the panoramic views, the beautiful waterfalls overall it was an overwhelming experience, We even had a new year party at the campsite with DJ and everything and the party was so lit.
What an amazing party it was. We spent the new year 2018 on the banks of the Tunga River. It was so much fun. I had great time with my family and friends. Every wildlife enthusiast or trekker should definitely visit! Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
"A lot of fun"
Sachin Pothuvaal Trek to Kodachadri Peak
Trekking was amazing but the camping was not so perfect. Bathrooms were less in number. 25 would be an ideal group size i think .Girls in our group found it difficult. Everything else was managed by the team in a good way.
A peaceful trek was done to Kodachadri by me and my friends.looking forward for more treks. Good experience

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