Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Umbalagundi Falls

'Umbalagundi Falls' is located just off the Madkeri-Mangalore State Highway. There is a high chance of missing a view of  this falls as it is not visible from the highway, though the noise made by the gushing waters cannot be ignored if one has sharp ears.  A small trek downward takes us to the  base of the waterfall. As soon as we reached the base, we were greeted by a seven feet long snake and within  the blink of eye, it disappeared underneath the rocks. We were not lucky enough to get a good shot of it. Not disturbing the snake, we moved on. towards the falls. The water here falls from a height of about 25 feet, and is truly mesmerizing. A passer by local told us that even during peak summer period, the volume of water remains more or less, the same.
 Snake in its hide out
Umbalagundi Waterfalls
A Complete View of the Waterfall
Gushing Waters
Down Stream
        After having a wonderful time at the falls, we  moved on  and just after a little while, we were in for another surprise. We spotted another snake, this time comparatively  smaller in length, about three feet, which was on its way to the other side of the road.  We had to be a little quicker than the snake to catch him for a photograph.
The Banded Racer Snake

25 comments:

  1. पूरी कोशिश रहेगी, यहाँ भी जाने की, वैसे झरने से ज्यादा साँप अच्छा लगा।

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  2. cute waterfall. Looks like the place is a hit with snakes!

    Rajesh.

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  3. Wonderful captures! Really looks like a very tranquil place... the snake pic is awesome!

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  4. Excellent water fall. Its nature's creation

    your photos are excellent,

    thanks for leaving wonderful comment about my new post

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  5. Terrific post, great photos - even the one of the snake. I don't like snakes :) The waterfalls are beautiful.

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  6. Nice shots. Seems like a peaceful place.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  7. lovely pictures.Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Been off and on here oflate..But do not miss most of the posts. This one very Good TGS.. I just shuddered at the racer snake snap..! You seem to have had good company..! (lol)

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  9. nice post!! I keep wondering how u discover such wonderful places! have missed some of your earlier posts and am catching up slowly...

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  10. You have an amazing blog. The pics of waterfalls are fabulous. The pic of the banded racer snake is superb !

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  11. Capturing photos of of slithering snakes!!.I would be dead scared to go to such places. Hats off TGS.

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  12. You are very alert, great captures.

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  13. photos looks as good as a wallpaper... a very odd place... a very daring adventure.... u r too bold to capture snakes... tickles my nerves...

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  14. lovely captures!!
    would love to spend a day there!

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  15. Wonderful pictures. Your posts on the in and around bangalore series is a wealth of info for people who might not be aware of these places. Great job.

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  16. Oh i never knew about this falls got to check out next time around when i visit Mercara

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  17. Great! thank you for spotting this and bringing it alive.

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  18. Beautiful setting and the snake was a great find.

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  19. again never knew though i've been to mercara many times!! :((

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  20. Great falls but snakes..is it safe for a family? Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Lovely place. Except for the snakes. Risky shot.

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