Guddali Peak, located 1800 feet above sea level, gives a panoramic view of the sea. It is one of the highest peaks of the Haiderghat range which stretches East and West of the Kali River. It is an extremely cool place which served as a summer resort for the British. Belikeri River and joins the Kaiga range at Kaiga. Guddehalli rises conspicuously for miles, an abrupt sheet of granite with thickly wooded sides and a bare tapering point. A five kilometre trekking through mountain jungle crossing brooks and springs, takes you to this spot. The trek itself is a bonanza of enthralling experience. Yana, 28 Kms from Kumta and 65 Km from Sirsi, is nature's wonder. Known for two gigantic rock formations of a height of 90 and 120 meters called Mohini Shikhara and Bhairaveshwara Shikhara, this beautiful place is a trekker's paradise. It is surrounded by thickly wooded forests and added attractions to this picturesque spot are the Bhaireshwar temple, and a cave inside the rock formation. Right at the foot of Western Ghats mountain range, 20 Kms from Joida, at Sintheri Temple, River Kaseri flows with great speed before joining River Kali. Currents of water have formed beautiful rock caves and have created small cascades in the valley attracting a great number of tourists. From Dandeli village Gund is 3 kms. At Gund one has to step down some 133 steps to reach Sintheri rock.
Devbag is situated 7 Kms from Karwar, located near the confluence of Kali River. It is a picturesque island fringed with casuarina groves. Approach is mainly through boat from Kodibag jetty. Jungle Lodges and Resorts provide a unique experience of living in log huts. Scuba diving and a number of water sports make the stay a most-fun filled experience. Dandeli, surrounded by thick jungle with River Kali dashing through furiously, is a nature lover's paradise. Jungle Lodges Resorts has a fine tourist complex called 'Kali Wilderness and Adventure Camp'. This is the only place in South India where tourists are offered white water rafting.
Castle Rock is the border village of the district beyond which is Goa. 10 Kms from Castle rock in the middle of thick forest, along the railway track, the Doodh Sagar falls is a beautiful sight to behold. The area is also a "trekker's paradise", in every sense. The Shivaganga Falls, 39 Kms from Sirsi, can be reached by crossing athick forest. Here, the Shalmala River falls into a deep valley from a height of 74 metres creating the enchanting Shivganga waterfalls. The river valley presents a captivating view. A little further from the falls is an island locally called Ganeshpal because of a small Ganesh statue situated here. The Satodi falls are located 30 Kms from Yellapur, at the Kattige village. Here, the rivulet Dabbisal jumps in two stages from a height of 32 meters forming a beautiful water fall. Surrounded by green thick forest the waterfall attracts a large number of tourists. An added attraction here is the magnificent view of the backwaters of the Kodasalli dam. The rivulet originates at Shankarathirtha in Sirsi and joins the Manjaguni rivulet to form the Aghanashini River. Near Unchalli this river jumps from a height of 116 meters creating a beautiful water fall, the Unchalli falls. G.D.Lushington, Collector of Canara first discovered this water fall and used to visit this spot frequently and hence this falls is also called Lushington Waterfall. It is popular among the locals as Keppa Jog (deafening) since the fall exudes a thunder like deafening noise while falling. The Burude Jog is located 30 Kms from Siddapur, where a small rivulet called Ilimane first falls to a depth of 60 metres and a little further it again jumps to a depth of 48 metres creating two beautiful waterfalls. The fall is in the middle of a thick forest. 8 Kms from Honnavar, near the confluence of the Sharavathi River and the Sea, there a small water fall and a pool on a hillock, called Apsara Konda. Legend has it that the Apsaras (Heavenly fairies) used to come here to bathe and relax. The place truly exudes heavenly beauty. There is a Devi temple and a branch of Ramachandra mutt. There are several big caves on the hillock called 'Pandava caves'. With a view of the river, the sea, the islands, the lush green fields and coconut groves, the Apsarkonda hillock is a real visual treat.
Sykes Point, named after British Collector Sykes, is a breathtaking spot where one can seek unhindered view of the Kali River flowing through the valley below. Nagajhari Power house, situated at the bottom of this peak, can also be seen. The Jenukallu Gudda, 20 Kms from Yellapur, offers a breathtaking view of the valley covered with virgin forests and majestically flowing River Bedti. The view point is atop a sheer cliff of 450 metres height. People normally visit this spot at the time of sun set which transforms the whole valley to an enchanting spot.
Thus mentioned are the various places of Nature tourism located in the Uttara Kannada district.
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