Enjoy this nature's garland

For those who are looking forward for a best weekend getaway and spend time amidst the nature beating the heat, waterfall in Mala village in Karkala taluk could be one of the best options. 

Not so known among the travellers circle, Mala waterfalls has still retained the sanctity, perhaps because of the rare number of tourists who visit the place. The place offers a wonderful experience as it is surrounded by thick green forest, accompanied by chilling weather, taking us far away from the hussle bussles of the city life. 

The water that slashes down from the height on to the natural rocks majestically provides us a soothing view. As the small pond like structure formed in the basement of waterfall is not very deep unlike most of the waterfalls, this place is best suited for the children as well as the adults to play around. 

Location

The waterfall is located in Mala village in Karkala taluk, approximately 20 kms from Karkala town towards Kuduremukh. Plenty of buses are available from Mangalore to Karkala and one has to change the bus in Karkala bus stand to travel further to Mala by taking a deviation from SK border which is the entrance of Kuduremukh National Park. The visitors will have to get down at Mala Chowki and get ready for trekking for about two kilometres in the Mala village. 

One has to walk in the mud roads crossing over some of the private properties in the foothills of the Western Ghat to reach the waterfall. The trekking to the waterfall location too will offer an amazing experience as one has to cross a few streams and hillocks to reach the exact location.

The best time to visit Mala waterfalls is between October and April and the visitors will have to be beware of leeches during the rainy season or during the visit soon after the rainy season.

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