AG waterfall

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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
Funnel web
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
everyone arrived.
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
the pool!!
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!!

13 Responses

  1. Santosh bs

    wow! excellent.

    I would suggest you enlighten some of us lesser mortals with information of all these hidden jems 🙂

  2. Aravind GJ

    Niranjan, Dhiraj,
    Thanks for your comments.

    Santosh,
    Thanks. I usually do not disclose information of lesser known and pristine in public forum.

    Send me a mail and you get the info!!

  3. Sana

    Nice place to visit on my next visit to udupi. I'll write to you for more details. Appreciate the thought of not disclosing details for public.

  4. VENU VINOD

    AG falls is one of the best place to visit especially during summer. the route is challenging, and the water splash is real heatsink!
    I have visited twice, and both times enjoyed the falls.

  5. Aravind GJ

    Sahana,
    Thanks for your comments.

    Venu,
    You are right. This falls will have decent amount of water even during summer.

    Thanks for the comment.

  6. Priti Singh

    Aravind, this post looks spectacular. What camera are you using ? I love the pictures. I think you have captured the moments perfectly through your lens. I would love to visit such celestial locations. Thanks for sharing this post.

  7. Sudarshan Vittal

    Sir , I've been following up your blog from quite some time, I've
    been enthralled by your unadorned way of writing travel log. Its
    highly appreciable to see the blog has been remained for the time more
    than ten years, and also continuing to amaze us.

    Sir regarding AG water-fall, could please share us the information
    concerning the how to reach or the nearest town where we can access
    the waterfall and the name of the waterfall.
    Since being student , i seldom travel due to various commitments.
    however last month i visited TK falls in Bangalore but it was
    appalling to see the environmental degradation and nuisance created by
    impetuous tourist. so i wanted to visit a pristine waterfall in the
    coming month. as i pondered, I came across your old post . it seemed
    that the place is rarely visited by tourists and has unsullied beauty.
    so would you please share the detail with us.

    Thank you in advance
    sincerely waiting for your reply

    PS: i make point not reveal the place to others nor upload any photos
    on social media.
    PPS; Whats the best western ghat trek would you suggest?

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