18 September 2015
When I visited my native for “Ganesha Chaturthi”, it was
decided that all members of our family must go for a day trip. It had been a
long time since we had gone for an outing together. There were many places to
choose but the condition was that it should not be a visited earlier by other
people in the group!! MGR waterfalls looked a good fit. None of us had seen and
it was not known to few people. The group dynamic had to be taken into account
as we had people from 3 years to 63 years old, the place had to be easily
So, thirteen of us started towards MGR waterfalls. It was
not difficult to find the village even though it was remotely located. Locals
helped a lot. One km before the falls was a downhill stretch where we decided
to stop the vehicle and walk for rest of the distance. The weather was pleasant
with drizzling rains. People walked in enthusiasm. There was pandemonium at a place where leeches
thrived but the situation was brought to control by spraying powdered salt.
Luckily they were seen only at one spot.
After about 30 minutes of walking, we reached MGR
waterfalls. From the top we could see the side view of the falls. So I got down
into the stream to get the front view. The slippery boulders made the task
At the top of the falls was some place where we could get
into water safely. Kids played there for some time.
And a group picture taken by me.
The name of the falls has no relation with the former chief
minister of Tamilnadu!!
Labels: trek, Waterfalls