Wednesday, 27 May 2009

IRPU Falls - Nature at its best but Maitainance at its Worst

IRPU Falls a sad picnic for me and my Cousins - Nature at its best but Maitainance at its Worst ( 25th May 2009)


Long Distance shot of Irpu Falls with Tourists at the bottom..

Story about Irpu Falls:

The district of Coorg is famous for its natural beauty and tourist attractions. Within Coorg tourists can visit the Omkareshwrara temple, the Mandikeri fort and palace and the Nagarhole National park. The nature lovers can visit the natural falls like the Abbey Falls and the Irpu Falls during their trip to Coorg. The Irpu Falls is located on the high way to Nagarhole National park. The tributary of river Cauvery, the Lakshmana Tirtha River has its source in this falls. This fall is a major tourist attraction along with a pilgrim sight. The Shiva temple is located on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River. According to a legend lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana passed along the Bhramagiri range. When lord Rama asked his brother to get some drinking water, Lakshmana shot an arrow at the Brahmagiri hills which started spurting water. This stream of water came to known as the Lakshmana Tirtha River. Due to this legend many pilgrims visit the Irpu Falls to wash off their sins.

The best time to visit the Irpu Falls is during monsoons. The whole region of the falls is covered with vegetation and this is a breath taking sight. Nature lovers come for trekking in the monsoon season. A nature trail run from the Irpu falls to the Brahmagiri peak. This trail is very famous amongst trekkers. You can reach the Irpu falls by the national highway. This fall is about 48 km from Virajpet, 260km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore. Tourists can make use of the highway from Gonikopal to Nagarhole off the Kutta road after Srimangala.

Tourists can stay at the forest department cottages in Nagarhole national park while visiting Irpu Falls. Other accommodation options are the Aranya Bhavan, Madikeri and plaza hotel Gold coin complex in Virajpet. The best time to visit the falls is during the monsoons and the festival of Mahashivratri. The region is bustling with tourists during these times. Hence on your tour to Coorg, do visit the Irpu Falls for a mesmerizing experience.

How to reach Irpu Falls: 80 kms from Madikeri, 30kms from Gonikoppa or 25 kms from Nagarahole once You enter Kodagu.

Trip to IRPU FALLS after the gettogether on the saturday night.

It was tough for my cousin and me to get evryobe ready by 11:00 am after the saturday hangover; some just drowsy and some just wanna be lazy at home.


Way to Irpu - cool view from inside the car!

Mountain range that seperates Karnataka (Coorg) and Kerala

One of the Coolest puch lines for any visitor and a great effort to touch anyone


Roots of the gaint trees found on the way to the falls

Kuvalle Elle as it is called in Kodava Language, known to be used for a kind of traditional sweet making and its kind of extinct, found on the way to the falls

Some views of the falls Some views of the falls

Some views of the falls

Some views of the falls

Some views of the falls

A small view of the polluted water with plastics and what not??

Better view of the falls- ( heard that there was a fest in March.... too long to be waiting for the Cleaner Irpu....!!)

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