Would you think of a visit to some waterfall after a day’s hard trek amidst rains and leeches, not possible or tiresome??
Well.. now see the video….
That’s why I say, a visit to a water fall freshens you, makes you forget all the past, and fragrances you with a freshness that will last for ages.
I LOVE WATERFALLs…!!
We all came out fresh and energetic, from here.
Now see this video to learn more about the falls……. A local man explains the fall’s stories…..
If you can not understand Kannada, here is what he says :
Kumaradhara river rushes down from a 175ft boulder forming this wonderful waterfall. Monsoon is the best time to savour its might. River flows down to Mangalore from here, thru Subrahmanya Kukke.
He adds, visitors are not provided with any facilities here, and the authorities must work in this direction.
How to reach there.
There are two buses to this falls from Somavarapet. First bus leaves Somavarapet at 7.20AM and reaches here at about 8:30AM. The second bus starts from Somavarapet at 2PM and reaches here at 3:30PM. There is no other transport facility. You can try with some local jeep fellows. Friendly them, will offer you a drop, by taking a handsome amount of cash.
Direct bus from Bangalore to Somavarapet that runs every night is the means to reach there without having to undergo any hardship.
After you get down from the bus at Hanchinalli, it takes a walk of around 2.5Kms to reach the falls. This it to reach the view point. If you want to venture to the river, it is again an hour and a half’s trek down the valley. It is highly adviced not to trek during the raining season, for the road is slippery and leeches….My God!!
You can come back to Hanchinalli, to catch the 4 o’ clock bus to Somavarapet. Have some food again and take the night service bus to Bengalooru.
If you are traveling by a private vehicle, then here is the route map.
Bangalore -> Nelamangala -> Kunigal ->Chennarayapattana -> Holenarasipura -> Arakalagud -> Krishnapura -> Shanivarasanthe -> Somavarapete. (240KMs)
Somavarapete -> Shanthalli -> Kannakatte -> Hanchinalli -> Mallalli(22KMs)
Other famous places in the vicinity : Kukke Subrahmanya(50KMs), Dharmasthala(further from Kukke), Pushpagiri(More popularly Kumara Parvatha- 7KMs trek only), Madikeri(60Kms) and Kushalanagara(50KMs).To end with, here is a snap shot of this stunning waterfall :