Vibhooti falls is situated amidst dense forests named Sahyadri forest. It is also popularly known as Mabgi falls because of a small village named ‘Mabgi’ located in its vicinity. The water in Vibhooti falls in two three steps and makes it an ideal place to seek refuge during scorching summers.
Vibhooti falls is located near a place named Yana in Karwar (previously known North Kanara) district in Karnataka state. It is located at 14°36’2″N 74°32’40″E coordinates.
How to reach
By Road: KSRTC bus services are available from Sirsi, which is at a distance of 50 km from waterfall. Vibhooti falls is at a distance of 400 km from Bangalore.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Vibhooti falls is Sirsi.
By Air: The nearest airport to Vibhooti falls is Mangalore International Airport.
Where to stay
Namaste Cafe situated in Gokarna is ranked as a top lodging place. Tariff here starts as low as Rs.700.
Season/When to visit
Best time to visit Vibhooti falls is between October and March.
Water in this waterfall plunges from a height of 30 meter.
Nearby Places to visit
Yana: One of the famous pilgrimage destinations, Yana, is located at a distance of 20 km From Kumta. It is located at a distance of 9 km from Vibhooti falls. It contains two huge rock formations known as Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and Mohini Shikhara. These rock formations which lies in midst of the forest of Sahyadri mountains are made up of black, crystalline limestone. Apart from the two rock formations, this place also contains cave temple. This cave temple lies beneath the Bhairaveshwara Shikhara. There is also a bronze idol of Goddess Chandika. If one visits this pilgrimage destination during Shivratri, one gets the opportunity to experience the ten days grand celebration in the cave temple. Due to the forest and mountains around, this place is considered ideal hill station with trekking and hill climbing opportunities.
Unchalli falls: Located in the Uttara Kannada, this waterfall is created by River Aghanashini. It is situated at a distance of 30 km from Sirsi. Water in this waterfall plunges from a height of 116 m. Also known as Lushington after the British collector J. D. Lushington who discovered this waterfall in 1845. Due to its location in an area of dense forest, the beauty of waterfall is enchanting during monsoon.
Benne Hole falls: Made by the tributary of River Aghanashini, the water in this waterfall flows from Western Ghats towards Devimane Ghats. Recognizing the potential of this area, the tourist department has developed this area for trekking. The place is not just enchanting to nature lovers but also to adventure lovers.
Gokarna Beach: This beach is unique in its offering of mountains on one side and Arabian Sea on other side. It is the nearest beach to Gokarna town. It is one of those non-commercialized beaches where one always finds a tranquil atmosphere.