Manikyadhara Falls is a freshwater waterfall located in the
Bababundangiri Hills in the Western Ghats of India. Perfect for trekking and
nature enthusiasts, those visiting the Bababundangiri typically visit
Manikyadhara as one of their primary destinations. Full of lush vegetation and
incredible sights, this is one waterfall that you simply can’t miss. It’s a
trek of moderate difficulty, but well worth the effort as the sights are some
of the best in all of India. Take a weekend trip from Bangalore if nature and
waterfalls are what you crave!
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at the Manikyadhara Falls with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mangalore Highway. Continue along this road until you reach Belur Road. From there continue along this road until you reach the SH57, then follow signs towards the falls. The entire trip is just under 250KM and should take roughly 4 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Manikyadhara however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Manikyadhara in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Manikyadhara
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
The only thing to do in Manikyadhara Falls is to Trek and visit the falls, so here are three more things you can do nearby!
Trekking in Bababudangiri Hills: One of the best ways to visit this area is to go trekking in the Bababudangiri Hills. Full of greenery and scenic views, this is one of the best areas in all of Karnataka to go hiking. Whether with friends, family, or your significant other, these hills have treks of varying difficulty that can suit any skill level!
Coffee Plantations: Another popular thing to do in this area is to take a tour of the various coffee plantations. Many of the plantations will have small shops for you to sample some of the coffee and tea, and if you like it, it is also available for purchase as well. This is the perfect way to spend a day if you are tired of trekking and need a leisurely afternoon.
Chikmagalur: The nearby town of Chikmagalur is where most people tend to stay when visiting this area. This is the best place to find food, housing, and shopping as well. If you plan on spending the night or weekend this is the best place to find accommodation and safe, clean food.
Insiders Tip: Make sure to be at the top of Bababudangiri Hills during sunset, as this is one of the best times to see the valley fully illuminated.
The best time to visit Manikyadhara Falls is from September to March.