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About Yellapur

Yellapur is known as “Main Road Town” because it is village with most facilities around one main road and the town surrounds the road. Yellapur is located in Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka, India. The total population of the town in 2001 census was 17.938. Around 90% of the population is farmers in the town of Yellapur. The female population in Yellapur is 49% and male population in 51%. Yellapur has higher literacy rate of 79%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The major language spoken in this town is Kannada. What makes this town unique is that immigrant of an African tribe has lived in this town of Yellapur for decades.

The town of Yellapur has its own beauty and unique sound. At one point you can enjoy local life in the Main Road Town and listen to the buzz create by swarming people, and on the other hand, you can enjoy its many waterfalls, the sound of water, jungle, and nature purrs with the sound of people in this town. Because of this unique feature of this town, Yellapur was featured in a show hosted by Sneha Khanwalkar called MTV Sound Trippin.

Geography of Yellapur

Geographically speaking Yellapur town is located in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The district it belongs to (Uttara Kannada) is close to Indian state of Goa, and to the coastal lines of Karnataka. Yellapur is 100 km away from the main district head quarters if Uttara Kannada and 70 km away from Hubli. The cultural mix of Karnataka, Goa, and Africa makes this town one of its kind.

Tourism in Yellapur

The major tourist attraction of this town includes its waterfalls. The natural beauty of this town attracts many tourists for camping, getaways and jungle adventures. Banana County resort is one and only resort in Yellapur with just one more hotel. To reach Yellapur, one has to hit the roads. The nearest railway station to reach Yellapur is at Hubli and Ankola, which are 71 and 72 km apart from Yellapur respectively.

The greenery and waterfalls of Yellapur makes it a good place to observe wild life and exotic birds. If you are in this town make sure to visit Satoddi Falls, Magod Falls, Sirle Falls and Jenukallu Gudda. Satoddi Falls is one the most famous waterfalls of Karnataka which is situated at the distance of 25 km from Yellapur. Magod falls is about 19 km away from Yellapur in Magodu village. Near Magod Falls there is a sunset point called Jenu Kallu, it is a must visit spot for nature lovers. The other important place to visit in Yellapur is Jenukallu Gudda, it translates to Honey colored stones hill. This hill offers panoramic view of the hills packed one behind the other and is a view point of Western Ghats.

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