Jenu means Honey, Kallu means stone and Gudda means hill. This place is a viewpoint in the Western Ghat, which offers a panoramic view of the hills packed one behind the other. Jenukallu Gudda is situated 17 Kms from Yellapur.
The Bedti River from Magod falls cuts across the green hills and bounces all the way to join the Arabian Sea beyond the hills. The breathtaking view of the valley is worth a visit and during sunset the change in the scene is truly magical. There are three hills here, which are at a very high altitude. They are Jenukallu Gudda, Kodekallu Gudda and Balekallu Gudda. The highest hill is the Balekallu Gudda. The roads are manageable but at certain points they do offer a challenge for small cars.
Elephants and Bison roam this part of the region and King Cobras slither in the forests.
From here, Magod falls is 7 Kms and Kavadi Kere is about 8 Kms. Pack food and water as there is nothing available at the place. The nearest place Yellapur has few restaurants with rest rooms. The best being Shanbhag restaurant where you can buy locally made tasty pickles and kashaya pudi/herbal tea powder. A Banana variety called Kari Bale is grown here, which is very sweet and another variety called Mitle Bale is also equally good.
Picture (above) – Kari Bale
Type of Place: Hill View
Situated: North Kannada district
Distance: 7 Kms from Magod Falls, 17 Kms from Yellapur
Transport: Well connected by roads