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Kodige Falls: Our current favorite

Lush green surroundings, gushing waterbody, misty meadows, and occasionally peeing rainbows, make an apt set up for a magnificent waterfall. Who doesn't like it that too when it is flowing with full pomp and glory isn't it?

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We recently planned a 4-day road trip to Chikmagalur. After 3 viewpoints, 2 waterfalls, and a total of 4 treks, I have no regrets in saying that this place stole my heart. We had just returned back from a 6-hour long trek. Obviously tired, had some Maggi and coffee on the way. And this was supposed to be the last destination for the day. Having witnessed a crowded waterfall on the previous day hopes were minimal to spot any peace here as well. But surprisingly there were not many people. The place Oh my god, there was something about that place that I can't let go of. How do I express myself? So aggressive yet so serene and peaceful. Even though we spent almost 1.5hrs here I felt it wasn't enough to soak it all.

Kodige falls also called Durgadahalli falls is located in the Durgadahalli village in Chikmagalur. It's pretty much easy to reach the location by road. Until Durgadahalli school, it's a well-maintained road and from there the next 2kms can be covered either by walk or you may also opt for an off-roading experience on 4X4 jeeps. We were surprised to see that even though it is in an isolated space amidst private coffee estates this was a very well maintained site. An eatery, multiple viewpoints, changing rooms, restrooms, and all with an entry fee of 30rs per head. Totally worth every penny.

There are very few waterfalls we come across which can be accessed both from ascent and descent. Kodige is one such place. It's a must-visit spot if you wish to spend your time playing in the water or simply lay back on a rocky trail to enjoy the beauty, the weather, and the whole picture-perfect setting of mother nature. So what are you waiting for? Time to plan your trip soon!