After walking for about an hour, we got down into the valley and as we entered the stream, the waterfall was visible. The view was simply amazing. The serenity of the place, the silence only to be broken by the sound of the falls, thick vegetation all around gave us a feeling that is hard to express. What adds to all is that the place is totally un-spoilt by any kind of human activities. Barring few locals and survey people, hardly anyone knows about this falls. The falls forms a very nice pool at the base. Narayana told that the depth was about 25 feet.
Even though we did not get into water, lot of time was spent at the falls. It was very difficult to leave such a place. Credit goes to Narayana and Halappa for finding this falls. A falls needs a name and the falls was named as Haadagere falls. Hope this place remains as is for many more years to come.
It was time for the next waterfalls and for that we needed to walk upstream. Since it was impossible to climb up the cliff at the Haadagere falls, we climbed up the valley and got down again just before the falls. Then started the long journey along the stream. Walking on the stream is extremely tricky. We had to jump the boulders and cross the stream many times. It was extremely slippery and I started falling down frequently. I then decided to remove my shoes and walk barefoot. It at least gave me some balance on slippery rocks.
Forget monsoon, it would be very tough to walk on this stream even if it rains for sometime. The distance was just 3 kms but we were feeling that it was taking eternal time.
Narayanan and local chap Yogaraj climbed over the huge rock to get into middle of the falls while others enjoyed standing in front of the falls. The total height of the falls may be some 200ft. After having light snacks, we climbed up the valley that was very steep. It was a very tough climb albeit a short one. We had our late lunch at base point and then proceeded to our place of stay that arranged at a tribal house.
We knew that the next day would be quite long!!
Labels: trek, Waterfalls