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<p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Barkana is located approximately 7 kilometers
from Agumbe within the dense forests of the western ghats.&nbsp; The view from
the Barkana platform which roughly 2000 feet above sea level; located at the
borders of Shimoga and Udupi districts provides a beautiful view of the V shaped
valley with a spectacular 2200 feet high waterfall of the Sita river at the
seam. The name Barkana comes from the words Barka which means &quot;Mouse Deer&quot; and
Kana means &quot;Home&quot;.</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Verdana">You can either drive or trek to Barkana which
includes 4 kilometers of tar road and the rest is mud road. The roads runs
through dense forests and hence is shaded and pleasant throughout the year. Almost
midway between falls a tiny village called Mallandoor which has approximately 50
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