After thoroughly enjoying the Junior Falls, we thought we could enjoy the Agaya Gangai Falls as well and very curiously drove towards it. Unfortunately, on reaching this place, we were informed that due to the heavy rains in the past few days, the entry to this waterfall was strictly prohibited. There was absolutely nothing we could do to even have a glimpse of it as we had to walk down to reach the falls from the ticket counter. The gates were locked and the guard made sure his order was strictly followed. We tried hard to gather details of an alternate route to the same but in vain. We also inquired about another known falls, the name of which we were fully aware as Masai Waterfalls, but the guard again gave us the bad news that it had also been closed due to the bad weather conditions. We were very disappointed that we missed the chance of witnessing these magnificent falls after making it this far. Wasting no further time, we visited the main temple of Arapaleswarar (dedicated to Lord Shiva) and then on, we continued towards our final destination of Aruppukottai near Madurai.
|Agaya Gangai Waterfalls|
While returning from Agaya Gangai falls, we decided to drive through the longer route. After traveling a few kilometers, far away we spotted another waterfall. We had an amazing view of the deep valley and the cascading waterfalls. Identifying its name (if it had any) was a very difficult task for us! We went on to name it Kollimalai Falls. After enjoying this view, we drove further only to find out that the this falls came under the known category and probably has an identity since provision was made for bathing under the falls.
|Uppermost Tier of kollimalai Waterfalls|
Driving further, we found a small temple by the road side and stopped for offering prayers. On getting closer we found another monsoon waterfall close by. After clicking a few pictures, we moved on.