Mookanamane Abbi Falls

The area around sakleshpur has many off beat locations such as falls,ruins forts etc which can be covered in a single day. One such falls which I came across when searching for places to visit for the long weekend was mookana mane abbi which is present in bisile reserve forest.

My friend srikanth has mentioned about this falls couple of years back but due to various reasons we could not visit this falls. One guy by name of Prashant had visited the falls and had blogged about it, which can be found here.

Now with all stars aligning in our favour we decided to tick this place off which was in our to-do list for a long time. In addition to mookana mane falls we thought of covering even mallali falls which was a short deviation from bisile ghat. Now that the plan was formulated we hit the road on 3rd early morning to cover the 200+ km journey.

The journey to hassan took us 3 hours and another 45 min we were near shiradi ghat. The road condition had deteriorated very badly after hassan onwards to sakleshpur and the journey which was smooth till then had turned painful and slow. Finally we reached the entrance of manjarabad fort and stopped for breakfast at one of the roadside stalls.

To reach mookana mane falls we had to take the road going next to manjarabad fort and continue further. We had hopped for better road conditions but that was not the case. The road conditon remained bad however it improved further as we went along.

Road to mookanamane Abbi

IMG_7710_resizeWe stopped on the way for a short break and the lush greenary around us prompted us to do some photography before proceeding further

Sakleshpur landscapes


Asking for directions we proceeded further and finally after 2 hours of driving we finally reached the place which was told by the locals where we could park our car. The falls is located further down. Parking our car at a convienent place we started our walk down to the falls.

The walk to the falls


A short walk down and we reached the top of the falls. To reach the base one needs to walk over some rocks and climb down a steep surface before reaching the base. With the water current being high we had to be careful when getting down and finally we were at the base of the falls.

Fast flowing currents


Mookanamane Abbi Falls




After spending some time there taking photos we headed back. Our next target was the bisile ghat view point which was about 30 odd kms from the falls. As we were driving towards the view point, the roads were absolutely horrrible and it had looked like it had not tarred for quite a long time. We tried to negotitate the roads for a while but decided not to go any further. In order to save the car and ourselves from the painful journey we turned towards somwarpet and we were welcomed on some awesome stretch of road till mallali falls. We had initially decided to get down to the falls but looking at the crowd, we decided to pay a visit to it some other day along with a visit to pushpagiri base.

With nothing else on our agenda, we decided to head back to Bangalore. While heading towards chennarayapatna we found a large body of water where we stopped for a while to take some photos as it was getting monotonous driving the whole time.

Water Body and road to chennarayapatna


Another 4-5 hours of driving took us back to bangalore thus ending an amazing and a long pending trip.

Snaps can be found here

About Subbu
Name: Subbu Interests : Trekking,travelling Hobbies: Photography

One Response to Mookanamane Abbi Falls

  1. sandeep says:

    Mallali falls was worth a visit read my story here

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