Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chorala waterfall

20th February 2011

This was one of the easiest treks I did to reach a waterfall. Accompanied by a British couple who had the stamina to walk long distances, the walk was simple. The day was hot but canopy of trees provided the much needed shade. Our guide was a lady and she seemed to have good knowledge about the area and its forests.


The trek of about 45 minutes was eventful. A huge bison skull was lying on the ground confirming the presence of carnivores in the area. The guide also showed us a funnel web spider which was new to me. A flock of Malabar pied hornbills flew from a tree near us. I was simply amazed at looking at them and it did not occur to me to take a photograph.


The last 10 minutes of trek was on the stream. We had to climb up the huge boulders to move ahead. I was expecting a small falls but this one was huge. The quantity of water was less but that was expected in dry season. A nice pool with crystal clear water was inviting us to take a dip. The place looked like a huge fortress. It was surprising and refreshing to see that the place is completely void of plastic, the beer bottles and gukta covers which have become the bane for all the nice areas visited by Homo sapiens.


The falls must be about 80-100ft in height and is entirely in Karnataka. The guide also mentioned that it was a difficult task to reach waterfall from the villages situated on the upper side. The easiest way is to use the path that we came but one has to cross a private property in between and permissions are not given to “time pass” people. I feel that these two reasons have made this falls retain its natural glory.

11 comments:

Anu said...

It does indeed look pristine! and if the trek is an easy one, I guess I should try it sometime :) and now that u have seen the funnel web spiders, u will see them wherever u go!

Sridharan said...

Super location... Super photos..!

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Very nice photos. The pool of water looks so good. Summer gives a very different look and feel to these beauties.
...Rajesh Naik.

Srikanth Manjunath said...

Super information....wonderful photos...let me know the details about the place...or did you have given the information in the blog, which i missed...am reachable srmanjun@gmail.com

Team G Square said...

amazing! nice place to beat the summer heat .

Aravind GJ said...

Anu,
Yes. It's an easy trek. And I do see lot of funnel web spiders now!!

Sridharan, Rajesh, Srikanth, G square
Thanks.

Chitrai Senthamil Selvam R said...

Superb.. Photos..:-)

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Chitrai!!

The wild said...

Nice snaps ,sad to see the place gone down to drunkards

Sheetal Jain said...

Looks awesome... nice snaps!!
Can u mail me some info about this to sheetal31600@gmail.com

Regards
Sheetal

Aparna A said...

This was one of the easiest treks I did to reach a waterfall. Accompanied by a British couple who had the stamina to walk long distances, the walk was simple. The day was hot but canopy of trees provided the much needed shade.You can visit there through bus and You can book Online Bus Ticket also.