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Sathodi Falls

With several streams merging into one at Kallaramarane Ghat, Sathodi Falls take a unique appearance at Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The serene ambiance of the place leaves a lasting impression on those who visit Sathodi. Sathodi Falls finally merge in backwaters of Kodasalli dam which has been built over the Kali River. Visitors also to head to the Kodasalli Reservoir after paying a visit to Sathodi Falls, where the waters merge with Kodasalli Dam.


As the water falls only from a height of 50 feet, Sathodi falls are a safe place for exploring your swimming instincts. Ample water is present during the summer months because of which swimming enthusiasts head to the waterfall throughout the year. The waterfall is located deep in the woods and one has to walk for ½ km from the gate of the Sathodi falls.

Those with interest in exploring the faunal wealth of the region will find Sathodi Falls and its surrounding a perfect sojourn as the place has a fair population of peacock and other animals.

A small eatery located next to Sathodi Falls offer basic vegetarian food from 10 am to 5 pm. The place is well maintained and locals have formed a maintenance committee which looks after the upkeep of this beautiful water body.

If you have an instinct for walking around, it is recommended that you walk the last 5 km till the waterfall from the main road. This will give you  a fair view of the floral and faunal wealth of the area. People with interest in exploring the biodiversity of the area can be seen trekking through the area looking for endemic species of Sirsi area.

Kodsalli reservoir located in the vicinity of Sathodi falls is another place which deserves a visit. On any given day, one will find huge crowd of visitors at the Kodsalli reservoir. The reservoir is surrounded with deep wooded forests and wildlife can be explored from close quarters in the area.

Best Time to Visit

Sathodi falls are one of the few waterfalls in the area which has a fair quantity of water throughout the year. Though a visit to the waterfall can be planned during any time of the year, it is best to visit during winter months or during the latter months of monsoon season. The floral and faunal diversity of the region can be explored at its best during these months and you will surely come across some rare plant species if you plan a visit during the monsoon months.

Start early and you will have a distinct view of the waterfall which is not evident during a late hour visit.

Entry Ticket

A marginal amount of Rs 5/- is charged at the entry gate of Sathodi falls. The amount goes towards the maintenance of the waterfall and its surroundings.

How to Reach

If you are heading out from Belgaum, you need to take the Belgaum-Dandeli-Yellapur road. At Yellapur, a diversion takes one to Sathodi falls which is 25 km from Yellapur. The last ½ km has to be walked on foot as the vehicles are to be parked on the entry gate.

If you wish to spend more than one day at Sathodi falls, the nearest suitable accommodation is at Yellapur.

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