Drive to land of waterfalls, Sirsi -1

This probably was a better way to celebrate our Independence Day. We planned to visit the waterfalls of Sirsi. We left Bangalore on Friday night around 10:30pm. The route we drove was from Bangalore- Tumkur - Arsikere - Shimoga - Shikaripur - Gudavi Bird Sanctuary.

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary (Bird lover's Paradise) : This is a good place for a bird-watcher. There are variety of birds here, which will quite impress the visitors. It is not only the birds but the serenity of the place is also very relaxing.
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Purple Swamp Hen
                                                    
Lesser Whistling Duck
Cormorant
    
Pheasant Tailed Jacana
                                                  
The Spoonbill
Southern Birdwing (Largest Butterfly in South India)

Grey Horn Bill
After Spending some good time with the birds, we moved towards Sirsi and headed towards Unchalli falls, located about 30 kms from Sirsi, on the Kumta road . This is a Perennial falls, about 380 feet in height . The waterfalls is created by the river  Aghanashini. Since the waterfalls was in full force, we could hardly see the falls . We had to walk down for about  a kilometer  to reach the waterfalls .We had to wait for some time to get the full view. There is also a way down  to reach  the base of the waterfalls ,but we were warned  since the place was slippery and full of leeches.
Entrance to Unchalli Falls

Unchalli falls

Just imagine the force of the water falls


Way down to the Falls
                                                                
To Be continued ..........





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