Kankumbi is a village in Belgaum district, Karnataka. It is surrounded by dense forest and waterfalls, Chigule waterfall is one of them which is flowing through the reserve forest of Karnataka – Goa.
Chigule falls is located 50 km far away from Belgaum city, the route to the falls from Belgaum – Goa road (via Jamboti).
Chigule falls is nearby Kankumbi village which is around 4 km. Once you reach the Kankumbi village there is a right turn beside the hotel Mauli to Chigule village which passes through a reserve forest.
The way through the forest to the falls is not so good because of the rough-muddy road but it is surrounded by vast grasslands blowing in the wind.
Chigule village is around 5 Kms from Kankumbi village, people of this village are quite religious, which they believe and worship in their village’s tutelary God (Mauli). There is an old historical temple named Mauli temple where the people come to worship. Temporarily this temple is closed, it will be open for religious gathering and special permission.
Behind the temple, there is a beautiful viewpoint for the visitors, where you catch the sight of magnificent mountain ranges. Concrete benches are provided at this viewpoint to sit and enjoy a glimpse of this view.
Chigule Falls is a small horsetail ephemeral type of waterfall which means this waterfall flows mostly during the rainy season. This waterfall is a hidden waterfall in western ghats which is least visited. As of now, this waterfall is temporarily closed on weekends due to some issues as it is under the reserve forest department but you can visit this place on weekdays.
How to Commute ???
You can commute with both bike and car but we suggest you visit this place by 4 wheeler due to inconvenient road.
We have shared a small video of our journey to Chigule Falls Watch and Enjoy it !!!!