Heavenly journey to Tillari

Belagavi is surrounded by nature’s beauty and one can find beautiful places to relax and one such place is Tillari.

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Photo Bahubali Upadhye
Bella Vista Belagavi

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It’s a paradise; spot the beauty in the ghats and the water falls at Swapnavel point. There 3 waterfalls which will dampen your eyes with the beauty of heaven. Fog, the lush green trees and in this season the fresh scent of green grass is worth it. But as this area is not developed as a tourist destination be prepared for hardships. No sign boards or mile stones, no food and even for that matter petrol pumps so be prepared for all this before you leave. It is advisable to take food & water along.

Tillari is about 65 kms from Belgaum.

How to go there and what to see:

To see Tilari dam and waterfalls one has to take Belgaum-Ganeshpur-Belgaundi-Tilari Road. Since bridge after Rakaskop is under construction one has to take diversion from Yalebail and take alternate route to join Belgaum-Tilari route which connects to Tilari dam. It is very hard to tell exactly locations of waterfalls as there are no information boards or milestones. Sound of waterfall #1 can be heard from the road itself as it is very near. A small pass takes you there. From there waterfall #2 and 3 and Swapnavel point can be reached. [Points marked on images]tillarimap1

Entrance to Tilari dam without permission is prohibited, so one has to take permission from official personnel.

Entire red circled area is so picturesque that it looks extremely beautiful. If the view is covered with dense misty fog one can wait till it disperses.tillarimap2

Ghat section after Kadoli is awesome, but extremely dangerous because of deadly serpentine curves.

If you are planning to go there on bikes you must keep waterproof rain wears ready. As it can rain anytime even before you realize it’s raining you will be drenched.

Do not expect any shops, restaurants, petrol pumps. You may not find a single person throughout the route till you reach Tilari nagar.

To return to Belagavi it is advisable to take Tilari Nagar-Patane Phata road which connects to Amboli-Belagavi road.

So go and enjoy the heavenly paradise, many holidays ahead.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Why can’t the Govt build ( or allow others) a decent Rest House with clean toilet facilities in such places? Same is the case with Doodhsagar falls! You return disgusted after visiting such beautiful and picturesque places. People are ready to pay for the facilities. The returns on the Investments can be fabulous!

  2. Going to Belgaum via Dodemarg route – Tillari Ghats…. is always been my passion…. the roads are always clear.. not much traffic… the ghats are breath taking…. little dangerous thou as the road on the ghats are in bad shape … the remote villages… and the village atmosphere .. is like remembering our old days.. when i was little… people say don't ge via Tillari ghats.. its dangerous.. but me… I like the adventure…
    Allwyn Joseph Vaz – Mapusa Goa.

  3. just to share the information with you that the roads to tilari dam are now well maintained and the new resort is getting started there shortly. home stay break fast and meals along with boating in dam.
    feel free to contact.
    Vikas Kulkarni
    9970822579

  4. Last week (26th Sep to 3rd Oct 2009) my family took a drive holiday from Chennai to Goa and back. Looking at your website we took a detour via Tillari and Belgaum on return journey. It is really worth it inspite of 5Km bumpy road. The scenery is terrific. A word of caution. We were lucky our vehicle did not have any problem. Better to go in two vehicles for safety since the route is quite lonely

  5. Its a nice description u've provided in this small article. but i think its falling short because u should have shown pictures of swapnavel pt. popular falls. and the sunset pt where the entire ghat is visible .
    thank u
    Kapil…

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