At a distance of 83 Kms from Bangalore (near Harro Shivanahalli after Kanakapura - diversion at Kanakapura via Dodda Alahalli) & 101 Kms from Mysore, Chunchi Falls on the River Arkavathi is one of the famous weekend getaways around Bangalore and also among the most visited Bangalore tourist places.
Water drops from a height of about 100 feet through multiple tiers into a small pool creating a swimming pool with running water. It is an ideal place to swim, play & relax in water amidst naturally formed rock formations. This place is usually crowded on weekends. A little walk is required from the nearest road point to reach the falls.
The place is little dangerous due to the slippery rocks and deep gorge on the way to the falls. It is advised to be careful in the surrounding of the falls, and be careful with kids.
After Kanakpura, take a deviation towards Sangama and drive for about 21.5 kms and take another deviation after Dodda Alahalli and drive 6.5 kms via Harro Shivanahalli to reach Chunchi falls. The route to Chunchi Falls is full of greenery. Limited public transportation facilities from Kanakapura, preferably, take your own transportation.
Post monsoons and winter are the best seasons to visit. Chunchi falls is usually visited along with Sangama & Mekedatu (13.5 kms away) with about 2 hours extra effort.