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
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
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!!
Labels: trek, Waterfalls