Hebbe Falls are yet another picturesque destination in Chikmagalur. The falls are accessed from Kemmangundi hill station. It is located 8 km from this hill station. The falls are surrounded by astonishing greenery. Dense forests, thick foliage, rich flora and hills encompass this region.
Coffee plantations are sprawled across the expanses around the falls. Descending from a height of 168 metres, the falls are divided into two stages – the Big Falls and the Small Falls. Called Dodda Hebbe and Chikka Hebbe, the waterfall varies in height at these two regions. Moreover, one can enjoy the best homestays in Chikmagalur with family and friends.
You reach this waterfall by an 8 km trek from Kemmangundi. The path is narrow and steep. Along the way you see scenic wonders. But the effort to reach the Hebbe Falls is worth it. From a distance you can hear the sounds of splashing water, heightening your sense of suspense and excitement.
Hebbe Falls form an ideal location to experience a calm holiday in the backdrop of nature of all the Chikmagalur tourist places. It is the perfect location to unwind and distress. If you are bored and tired of the daily grinds of the city, visiting these falls every now and then recharges your energies.
One of the best features of these falls is that the water is infused with herbs. It is like a natural jacuzzi with exotic herbs mixed into the water. So take a dip in these healthy waters and feel the difference. Become one with your natural surroundings.
During the monsoon, the waterfall becomes voluminous and makes thunderous sounds that can be heard from afar. The site of the falls is used by people for family picnics.
The dense forests and coffee plantations in the surrounding regions present opportunities for trekking and camping. The weather is serene and mild throughout the year. This aspect makes it an ideal location to escape from the heat and into a much cooler place.