Bandaje falls is a waterfall located in the Charmadi ghat section of the Western Ghats in the Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka.


Bandaje Falls has a very nice view, and it is believed to be 700 Mtres above the sea level (though no one has officially measured it). it flows as a single stream, and falls from approximately 400+ metres in between the vallies of Western Ghat. This flows further and joins the river Netravathi as a tributary.

Route Map

Bandaje Falls has become a hot tourist destination in the western ghats. It is a nice treking spot too. To visit Bandaje Falls, there are actually two different routes. If you are travelling via Mangalore - Ujire, it is located 25 km from Ujire. Travel 6 km from Ujire towards Charmadi Ghat, take left at Somanthadka, travel for another 6 km, then take a right turn, and travel for 2 km to find a village named kadirudyavara, from where you can have the remote view of the Falls. However, you have to trek for 10 more km from Kadirudyavara to reach the falls. Locally this falls is called as Bandaje Arbi, where Arbi means falls in Tulu language. ಬಂಡಾಜೆ ಜಲಪಾತವು ನಿಸರ್ಗದ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ರಮಣೀಯ ತಾಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು.

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