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Unchalli Falls

Unchalli Falls / ಉಂಚಳ್ಳಿ ಜಲಪಾತ
Unchalli Falls
Location Siddapur, Karnataka, India
Coordinates
Total height 116 metres (381 ft)
Watercourse Aghanashini

Unchalli Falls Kannada: ಉಂಚಳ್ಳಿ ಜಲಪಾತ, also known as Lushington Falls, is a waterfall created by a 116 metres (381 ft) drop in the Aghanashini river. The fall is located near Siddapur in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. The falls are named for J. D. Lushington, a District Collector for the British Government, who discovered the falls in 1845.[1]

Heggarne, a hamlet in Uttara Kannada district, is 35 km from Siddapur. The falls are reached by a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) trek from Heggarne through thick forest. 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 Keppa Joga because of the deafening sound they make.

See also

The Lushington the falls are named after is Thomas Davies Lushington, the brother of Edmund Law Lushington who married Cecilia Tennyson.

References

  1. ^ India, Geological Society of (1963). Memoir.  
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