Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Malnad Monsoon Magic -V , T Abbi Waterfalls

    After a sumptuous lunch at a small hotel in a remote area, we enquired about the places to visit around, especially of any waterfalls since it was raining cats and dogs and what a wonder it would be to see a waterfall at this time. The hotelier was more than happy to give us details about a few places to visit around. We collected the necessary information and were ready to explore them, one by one. The closest was the T A falls, a small non-descript falls. In no time we were at the entry point, from where a trek downwards leads us to the falls. The initial stretch had a jeep track route thru the tall woods and a few trees on either side had at least about ten varieties of birds that gave us a good company and kept us busy for some time and we never felt like moving an inch from this spot!  But we had to move on and head towards the falls. We had no idea about this falls and only thought of it to be a small falls. As we trekked further, the path turned narrower and with a few fallen trees obstructing the path, we had to jump over them quite often, and doing so we reached a Y fork intersection soon. We had to walk quickly without thinking much about which route to take, since our friends (leeches) had already started their trek on us! We just could not stop by even to get rid of them as the floor was totally covered with leaves and leeches hidden in them. We quickly took to the right side of the fork and within a few minutes reached the stream of water and realized we were on the top of waterfalls and had no chance of getting closer to falls in order to view it from the top. We   headed back to the Y fork and now took to the left side of the fork and sighted a very narrow foot-route which took us closer to the waterfalls. Following the path of the water flow, we descended downwards slowly and safely, crossing a few slippery rocks. We reached a point from where the view was almost complete. The waterfall was magnificent and fell ferociously from a height of about 50 ft in two tiers. The gushing force of the water was such a pleasure to watch and we spent a good amount of time admiring the waterfall. 

In the Woods
Getting Denser

Up Stream

Over the Waterfalls
T Abbi Falls

Top Tier
Second Tier
 
Down Stream

19 comments:

  1. Superb captures and such a gorgeous waterfall!! Really breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!

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  2. The waterfall is very beautiful and full from all the rain. I hope you think the trek to reach it was worthwhile in spite of the leeches.

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  3. Wow amazing. Great captures. Thanks for your post.

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  4. a wonderful place... its so much mingled with nature and without much human intervention... nice shots and description...

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  5. I would love to go to these places, and yet the mention of leeches scare me to death! You guys are just awesome...

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  6. That is a magnificent falls at its best during the monsoon. You have captured it nicely!

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/08/tadiyandamol-trek-and-barapole-river.html

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  7. Wow you guys are really living it up!!

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  8. Now This is what is called adventure and exploring! congrats again

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  9. Such a gorgeous place and love the waterfall shots!

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  10. I am little scared of venturing into woods in rain but such a sight is a good reason to shun fear and explore. Lovely shots.

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  11. Beautiful water falls. I love it.

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  12. The Waterfall really looks amazing and even the forest looks so green.. :-)

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  13. one very important request:

    before writing the essay about any place please write 2 things very briefly. 1: where this place is
    2. how to go to this place....

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