1. Chunchi Falls
Chunchi falls is the ideal place for people who want to escape closer to nature. Chunchi is a 100 feet waterfalls with different tiers, fed by river Arkavati which lies enroute to Mekedattu. During winter and monsoon, you can notice an increase in the number of tourists and adventure lovers at this spot. This is a perfect place to connect with the essence of nature.
Distance from Bangalore to Chunchi Falls: 90 km
Travel Time: 2.5 hours
2. Shivanasamudra Falls
Shivanasamudram is famous for its waterfalls which is formed by the river Kaveri. Kaveri river flows over stone filled contour of the Deccan plateau and splits into two beautiful waterfalls known as Barachukki and Gaganchukki. You can also try trekking on the rocky terrains of Shivanasamudram and you can also enjoy a coracle ride over the gushing waves of the water at the bottom of the falls and try fishing.
Distance from Bangalore to Shivanasamudram: 135 kms
Travel Time: 3 Hours
3. Hogenakkal Falls
Hogenakkal falls is one of the best place to visit in a day around Bangalore. Hogenakkal is a small village near Tamil Nadu, where the river Cauvery splits into different streams which creates beautiful waterfalls. This place is also called as ‘Niagara of the East’. Coracle riding is one of the best attractions in the area and it’s allowed only during the dry season. But, monsoon is best season to see the falls.
Distance from Bangalore: 181 kms
Travel Time: 3 Hours
4. Iruppu Falls
It is a pristine waterfall and believed to possess the power to cleanse ones’ sins. Thousands of devotees from all the places visit on Shivratri every year. It originates from the Brahmagiri Range and the river Lakshmana Theertha, and falls down from the height of 170 ft and forms the Iruppu Waterfall. It creates a ceaseless thunder amidst with the silence of the surrounding thick woods.
Distance from Bangalore: 247 kms
Travel Time: 4.45 Hours
5. Balmuri Waterfalls
Due to the construction of Check dam across Kaveri River to control the water flow, this beautiful waterfall was formed. It is surrounded by lush greenery which made it an ideal picnic spot. You can take a walk along the green fields and play around in the water. If you are looking for best tourist places near Bangalore within 150 kms, this is perfect place. Balmuri falls is very popular as a spot for cinema production.
Distance from Bangalore: 136 kms
Travel Time: 2 hours 35 minutes