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Vajrapoha Falls

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Vajrapoha Falls

Vajrapoha Falls (also Vajrapoya waterfalls), a waterfall in the Belgaum district of Karnataka in South West India, is situated about in the mountainous forest 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the village of Jamboti. Between the village of Gavali and Chapoli on an elevated hillock, the Mandovi River that flows to the beautiful Vajrapoha Falls that fall for up to 200 metres (660 ft)[1] and are best seen after the monsoon season (June–October).[2] The falls are about 1.5 hours southwest of Belgaum.[3]

The Mandovi River (also called the Mahadayi River) is fed by streams near the villages of Gavali, Hemmadaga, Jamboti, Kankumbi, and Talawade villages. Lying in the Western Ghats (also called Sahyadris) mountainous area, the region may receive up to 3,800 to 5,700 millimetres (150 to 220 in) of rainfall per year. During the summer months (March–May) the stream and river water levels can become low.[2][4]


  1. ^ Kerkar, Rajendra P. Vajrapoya, a gorgeous waterfall in the Western ghats. The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. April 30, 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  2. ^ a b The Hermitage Guest House in the Western Ghats The Hermitage Guest House. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  3. ^ Directions from Belgaum, Karnataka, India to Vajrapoha Water Falls, Karnataka, India Google maps. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ Mondovi/Mahadayi River, Karnataka. Tour Karnataka. Retrieved 2011-11-11.

External links

  • Some Photos of the Vajrapoha Falls
  • The Mahaday (Mandovi) River in Karnataka, lovely area photos, including the Vajrapoha Falls.

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