Koppa, known popularly as the ‘Kashmir of Karnataka, without the snow’ is a Taluq in Chikmagalur district. Encircled by the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats, this is a lovely place located at a height of 763 meters above sea level. The Koppa Taluq covers twenty two Gram Panchayats, one Town Panchayat and three Hobilis. This region has a lot of coffee and tea plantations. It is home to many famous personalities, most prominently, the famous Kannada Poet, Kuvempu.
The Tunga River flowing through this land makes it a fertile, thickly forested region. This holy river has many temples dotted along its course in and around Koppa. The Hedase Shivapanchayat temple, the Uttameshwara temple, the Kamandala Ganapathi Temple, the Tripatanki temple, and the Janardhana Swamy temple in Basrikatte are a few places that you should visit.
Hariharapura and Shakatapuram are two places that attract a lot of pilgrims. Both these places are located on the banks of the Tunga River. Hariharapura has the Sharada Lakshmi Narasimha Peetam established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. This place has two temples dedicated to Hari (Lord Vishnu) and Hara (Lord Shiva). Shakatapuram has a Sri Vidya Peetam and a lovely temple dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayana Swamy.
Dudhsagar is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the Indian state of Goa. It is 60 km from Panaji by road and is located on the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46 km south of Madgaon and 60 km north of Belgaum. Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India's tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 m(1017 feet) and an average width of 30 metres (100 feet). Lower half of Dudhsagar Falls
The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park amongst the Western ghats. The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. The area is surrounded by a deciduous forests with a rich bio diversity. The falls are not particularly spectacular during the dry season but during the monsoon season however, the falls are fed by rains.