Mattighatta is a small waterfall near Sirsi in Uttar Kannada District. It is also called as “hase halla”. Trekking to the black rock formations through the hilly forest of Sahyadri can be a good experience. The way is damp and slippery during the rains, and trekking can be a breeze during winter. There are varieties of endangered species of birds and butterflies in this biodiversity hotspot; bird watching in this area
can be a beautiful experience.
Mattighatta waterfalls, popularly called ‘Hasehalla’ falls, is located near Sirsi, Karnataka, India. Located in a remote place and a deep forest with no network connections. Start the journey from Sirsi on Kumta road to reach Hegde Katte at 15km and go on Mattighatta road up to 7-8km to find Devanahalli village. Trek on foot, downhill for 2km to reach Kelagina Keri. Take the road in front of the Government school and reach Vaidya mane, a farmhouse. From here, start towards Siddi mane, which involves walking through areca nut plantations. A short walk will lead to a river and trek alongside the river negotiating rocky boulders to reach the base of the waterfalls. The river is narrow and rocky on both sides.
- Best Time to visit: October to December
- Nearest Railway Station: Hubli
- Nearest Airport: Hubli
- By Road: From Sirsi
- Activities: monsoon weekend getaway, picnic spots, swimming, photography.
- Food & Stay: one has to reach Sirsi