12 January 2013
Another trek with Udupi friends. This time I decided to join them at the destination as it was more convenient for me.
|Walk on the Jeep track|
Most of us knew the starting point of the falls. Cross the forest department gate and continue on a Jeep track. But we did a mistake of asking a person who misguided us to go further on the highway. After travelling for 6-7 km we realized our mistake and returned back to the same point!!
The walk on the Jeep track was pleasant. We were a big group of about 20 people and were split into 3-4 groups based on their speed of walking. The continuous climb hastened the splitting process!!
After about 75 minutes of climbing we reached a point of diversion. Being in the “front gang”, we decided to wait for everyone to join to avoid any confusion in the route. We rested for a good amount of time before everyone arrived.
We had climbed about a thousand feet from start point but it was time to lose the altitude we gained!! Hence started the steep and continuous descent. After about half an hour we were in front of the waterfall. It was one of the easiest treks I had done!!
|Descending into the valley|
I had doubts about the amount of water during that season but the waterfall did not disappoint me. A very decent amount of water indeed.
A small pool had formed at the base of the waterfall. Most of us jumped into water. Good swimmers crossed the pool to beach the base while non swimmers and swimming pool swimmers like me confined to the periphery of the pool!!
After cooling down in the water, it was time to take some photographs. Tried various things in different angles to capture the beauty.
After lunch and little amount of rest we decided to head back. A surprise awaited us just before our exit. Rainbow formed at the base of the falls. What a spectacle!!
A short and a nice trek to a beautiful place!!