Unchalli Falls
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Unchalli Falls, also known as Lushington Falls, is a beautiful waterfall created by a 116 metres (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini located at a distance of 25 km from Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845.

The falls are reached by a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) trek from Heggarne through thick forest. Heggarne is a hamlet in Uttara Kannada district, is 35 km from Siddapur.Here the river makes a cavalcade of water falls and eventually leaps into a steep valley to form a spectacular, picturesque waterfall. The falls are sometimes called KeppaJoga because of the deafening sound they make.The noise of the waterfalls hurtling down the hilly area breaks the silence of the forests.

Photography: [Ananth Narayan S: #1]

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