Jhari Waterfalls Chikmagalur - Also popularly known as the Buttermilk Falls

Jhari waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in the Chikmagalur district. Jhari waterfall is often visited along with Mullayanagiri and Baba Budan Giri. Water originating in the mountains flows over steep rocks offering a wide and thin white layer of a spectacular waterfall. The tourists often play and swim in this pool as a recreational activity. The spring that originates on top of the mountains flows down as the Jhari falls, if you are an Adventure Junky then try to head to the 2nd tier of the waterfall, which is 30 meters above. To reach the 2nd tier, you can take a muddy path that runs parallel to the wall of the falls. If you are looking to break away from the busy city life, and travel to Chikmagalur, the Jhari Waterfalls is a top Chikmagalur tourist place.

Highlights of Jhari Waterfall:

  • Also known as Buttermilk Falls
  • Serene location: Jhari Falls is located in the middle of dense forests and coffee plantations
  • The pool at the base of Jhari waterfall is ideal for a dip or short swim.

Best time to visit

The post-monsoon season from August till January is the best time to visit Jhari waterfall.

How to reach Jhari Falls

Jhari waterfall is 266 km from Bengaluru and 22 km from Chikmagalur. Kadur Junction is the nearest railway station (58 km) and Mangaluru is the nearest airport (178 km). Taxi can be hired from Kadur or Chikmagalur to reach Jhari waterfall. The last 5 km to Jhari falls are accessible only via private jeeps which are chargeable. Trekking to the falls is another option, As this waterfall is hooked in one corner of a coffee plantation, be prepared to hike for 3 kilometers from the parking lot. Steep muddy road amidst lush green forest and aromatic coffee plantations will lead you to the foot of Jhari falls.

Jhari Falls Chikmagalur (Entry Fee, Timings, Entry Ticket Cost, Price, Map & Distance)

Jhari falls, chikmagalur tourist attraction

Jhari Falls Chikmagalur Entry Fee - Free ( Note:The jeep ride will cost you 600 rupees per jeep with a capacity of 6 people)

Jhari Falls Chikmagalur Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm