Saturday, June 18, 2011

Khandika falls

11 June 2011

My uncle has recently discovered new waterfalls in the forests near our village. In spite of being close to civilization, the locals were oblivious of its existence. All these things interested me a lot and decided to have a look at it myself. While having tea, the discussions were about this falls. A decision was made suddenly to see this falls!! And after few minutes I was driving my car with my Uncle and Cousin.

Dinesh, a “localite” near the falls joined us. It was his first visit for him also!! As we moved away from the tar road, the surroundings changed drastically. We were inside dense evergreen forests. Few minutes later, we parked the car and started walking. A small patch of areca nut plantation had to be crossed. We also had to cross the stream coming from the waterfalls twice to reach it.

The waterfall was a pleasant surprise. I was expected some small falls but this was bit big. It was just the beginning of monsoon and hence there was decent amount of water. A nice place to take shower!!

And this is not just a monsoon falls. It hold decent amount of water even in winter months. We must be the largest crowd to visit this falls till date!!


ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Lovely little beauty!

Team G Square said...

superb .

ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಭಟ್ಟ said...

want to keep the beauty a secret? pl share the location info at least in brief if not in full :-)

prasca said...


Santosh said...

lovely Arvind, you sure have a knack of unearthing unknown places and showering us with the joy of seeing them in your blog! Thanks!

Aravind GJ said...

Rajesh, G Square

krishna Bhat,
Sorry. would not like to divulge details in public forum. I have seen pristine places being destroyed by tourists.

No. This is in Karnataka.


Sandeep.K.B said...

Good one

prasca said...
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prasca said...

ಉರುಂಬಿ ಕೂಡ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲೆ ಇದೆ.

ಆಗಿನ್ನು ಬಂದಿಳಿದು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ ಅದೇ ತೆರನಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಿತು. ಬಹುಶಃ ಆ ಗುಂಗಿನಿಂದ ಹೊರಬಂದಿರಲಿಲ್ಲವೇನೊ?

ಅಭ್ಯಂತರವಿಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಈ ಜಲಪಾತದ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಕೊಡಿ ಸಮಯವಿದ್ದಾಗ ಹೋಗಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇನೆ

Aravind GJ said...

Sandeep KB

ಕೇರಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಉರುಂಬಿ ಎಂಬ ಜಲಪಾತವಿದೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ "ನನ್ನ" ಜಲಪಾತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೆ ಏಂದಿದ್ದು!!

"ನಮ್ಮ" ಹಾಗೂ "ನಿಮ್ಮ" ಜಲಪಾತಗಳು ಬೇರೆ!!

ನೀವು ನೋಡಿದ ಉರುಂಬಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಕಿರು ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಯೋಜನೆಯು ಶುರುವಾಗುವ ಸಾದ್ಯತೆ ಇದೆ. ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇದೆಯಾ?

Chitrai Senthamil Selvam R said...

:-) Good one ..

prasca said...

ಸ್ಥಳೀಯರೊಬ್ಬರು ಕಿರು ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಯೋಜನೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಈಗಾಗಲೆ ಅಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಹಲವು ಮನೆಯವರು ಸ್ವಂತ ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಜನಕವನ್ನು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆಂದು ಕೇಳಲ್ಪಟ್ಟೆ.
ಬಹುಶಃ ಅದು ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಉರುಂಬಿಯಿರಬಹುದು. ಅಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ತಿಳಿದಿಲ್ಲ

Nisha said...

Sudden decisions are mostly good. :)

Waterfall looks quite forceful.
And how to reach there?

Nisha - Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

Aravind GJ said...

Chitrai, Nisha