Friday, June 1, 2012

D S Falls

A friend of ours hailing from North Cannara suggested a great place for a weekend getaway. It included a nice waterfall with an amazing home stay, and had to be booked a few days before our visit for their convenience. While we called them in order to do the same, we found out that the family offering the home stay were busy at that time since their town festival was on, and they could not miss it. Thus, we dropped the idea of home stay though our waterfall plan was still on. Not being disappointed, we reached the place close by to the falls as suggested by  our friend and from here on we had to inquire about the route from the locals. To our surprise, none along our way up to a few kilometers were ready to give directions to the falls while a few went to the extent of even denying its presence around!!! As we were sure of the given information, not losing hope, we proceeded further until we reached a ticket booth .On inquiring here about the falls, though at first the person seemed hesitant to open up, he gave in as soon as we quoted the name of the home stay owner. Following the address given by the person, we drove a long way along dirt tracks and reached a dead end where we found a house. Wanting to make sure that we reached the right place, we went in and introduced ourselves and the family living in the house confirmed their home stay facility and  the water falls. This was the beginning to our most memorable and a wonderful vacation . It was a paradise beyond words.
The Water fall was located a few meters away from their house. The noise made by the  falls was musical to our ears. We had to trek downwards along the multi tiered waterfalls to reach the last tier. It was an amazing experience, standing on the cliff edge and watching the water fall. It looked as though we stood on the nature's edge. And what a sight it was!  The person who accompanied us to the waterfall was well aware of the region and its dangers since the place was rocky and quite slippery at many places. We enjoyed the waterfall for quite sometime until his son came by and passed on the message that they were getting late for the festival. Hence we only thought it was right of us to leave the place immediately without causing any inconvenience to them, though our hearts were reluctant to leave!
The Beginning
1st Tier
1st and 2nd Tier
A Paradise
Final Tier
 Our Guide

22 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures!

    has that family made it a private waterfall?!

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  2. Dhiraj, That is really beautiful! Some info on whereabouts would be nice. I keep visiting Uttara Kannada mant times I could use your info. Thanks!

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  3. What a marvelous waterfall. I'm glad you persisted in looking for it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful waterfall with us.

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  4. Gorgeous place,I want to be there right now.Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

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  5. I love waterfalls and these are so breathtakingly beautiful, Dhiraj, and your captures are superb as always! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. Beautiful pictures of an amazing waterfall!

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  7. I know, I know, you will let me know about this :)
    You people explore so many unexplored places, way to go!

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  8. Beautiful Pictures and Beautiful place...

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  9. Wish they had asked you to stay back, it would have been heavenly with the music on right?

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  10. great falls and looks like it is calm with no other people

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  11. Beautiful falls. Thats a wonderful discovery. Well narrated and nice captures.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  12. Great series of a beautiful place. Love the composition at the bottom.

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  13. Wonderful location.. Superb captures..!

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  14. Beautiful picturesque place, worth a visit.

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  15. Looks like a well-guarded secret. Nice pictures, Team G Square.

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  16. ...a dreamlike place...awesome pics...wow!!

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  17. Beautiful cascade...!! Loved last two photos:-)

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    1. Kindly drop your email id or mail to dhiruguri@gmail.com

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  19. My mail ID

    ambitsystem@yahoo.com

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