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Manikyadhara Falls: Memorable Shower Bath

If you are a part of hikers, trekkers, and nature lovers’ team, Manikyadhara Falls is a heavenly place located 40 kilometers from Chikamagalur. The majestic waterfall is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore where tourists from all over come for peace and tranquility.

It is located in proximity to the mist-covered hills of Baba Budan Giri. Being a pilgrimage place for both Muslims and Hindus, many people visit to see the magnificent surroundings and beautiful greenery.

The waterfall is an amazing sightseeing spot amidst the Shola forest. The meaning of Manikyadhara is ‘string of pearls’ and the clear cold water resembles the same.

There’s also a historical touch to this place with a saint named Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar who once arrived at this place along with his four disciples. As they were searching for water, they prayed to be blessed with this waterfall.

Tourists reach here from Kemmangundi, almost 300 kilometers from Bangalore. There are local shops for food items and herbal medicines for skin ailments.

If you are planning trips to waterfalls near Bangalore, include Manikyadhara falls in your list for relaxing in the misty climate and scenic beauty of Western Ghats.

Ipsita Sinha

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