Belagavi is surrounded by nature’s beauty and one can find beautiful places to relax and one such place is Tillari.
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]
Entrance to Tilari dam without permission is prohibited, so one has to take permission from official personnel.
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.