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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

AM waterfalls

The information we had indicated that the falls was just 2km from the main road. Following the directions from the locals, we set out on the village road. The winding road led us down into a valley. We did not have to wait long for the first glimpse of the falls. Our reaction was just “wow”. Majestically, it was falling from the hill opposite to us. There is very little mention about his falls in internet and we were expecting a small cascade. And all of us were pleasantly surprised to see a big falls!!


The falls disappeared from our view as we got down the valley. We were amidst paddy fields. Wondering how to proceed near the falls, enquired few villagers. They were bit were surprised when we asked for the directions for the falls!! “There is no falls here!!” was their reaction. And we had seen one just a moment ago. Surprise!!


But anyway, we got the directions from other people and our car was moving up the valley again. We parked the vehicle and started walking. Passed through a dilapidated building to hit a stream. Within few minutes, we were at the top of the falls. Our efforts of getting down the falls were futile as the rocks were slippery.


A small Temple next drew our attention. It was a very old Temple and surroundings looked bit scary!! We also found a path to get to the base of the falls. As we were moving down, Sankara who was at the front spotted a snake. That was not good news as we were all scared of snakes. It was dark inside and was not safe. Added to that, I had seen a snake skin near the Temple and in fact snake idols were worshipped there.


The top of the falls provided the panoramic view of the valley. We also found out that a path from the road we came leads to the base of the falls. We followed it to get the front view of the falls.


The place offered us much more than expected. In spite of being in the middle of civilization and also its close proximity to a nearby town, the falls still remains unknown to the larger world. The cleanliness of the place also explains the same!!

13 comments:

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

wow. that's a lovely waterfall with super foreground settings. That cow in the image gives a good idea about the height of the waterfall. Nice find.

Team G Square said...

Nice pics .....

Chitrai Senthamil Selvam R said...

Superb Pics.. I missed this trip..

Lily Riani said...

always love waterfalls.

rakesh holla said...

Nice explore great pics…

Naveen said...

nice pictures arvind..where is this?? I saw ur other posts...u travellin a lot these days...its pleasant to read...keep 'em comin

btw thrz a falls near shirur (near kundapur)...its very gud n falls from 100+ feet...its gud to visit when it rains...u need to trek for 1-2 hrs ..i recommend u to visit it if u;vent..i 4got the name of it thou

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks everyone for commenting on this post!!

Lakshmipati said...

thanks for introducing a nice water fall to us.

Lakshmipathi

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Lakshmipati for your comments.

Sridharan said...

Nice Post and ictures Aarvind. I don't get to travel to your side of the country that often and seeing these places thru the blogs is always interesting. The look and feel of your blog is similar to mine. I am following your blog. Keep posting.. thnkx

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Sridharan. Looked at your blog. It's cool!!

Following you!!

Sam said...

Where's this place?????

Sheetal Jain said...

Where's it??