Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apsarakonda Falls and Caves

 Nestled on the edge of a hill and lined by a beautiful beach, this serene waterfall lies hidden amidst thick vegetation in Honnavar taluk of Uttara Kannada district. As we had halted in Honnavar one night, we decided to visit Apsarakonda the next morning. We left early in the morning thinking that the place may get crowded with people and also since early mornings are a good time to sight birds. 'Apsarakonda' means 'Pond of an Angel'.
Ready To Fall
After parking our vehicle, we walked up to reach the park entrance. There were no directions to the waterfall anywhere initially at the park and also since there was nobody to give us any information, we just walked ahead hoping to sight a sign board somewhere along. There were steps that lead us to a beautifully developed park though there were no signs of any waterfall yet. Luckily, the birds at the park kept us busy for quite sometime as the day started to get warmer.  Finding a way out of the park, we reached a point from where there was a way down and another way up! While my partner chose to rest at that point, I decided to go down and check the way out. A few minutes down, I reached a temple from where I could also hear the sound of the waterfall. Excited! I was. Walking a little further , I saw a few steps that led to the waterfall. Quickly backtracking,  I called for my partner who joined me mid-way and both of us reached the waterfall. Equally amazed on seeing such a beauty, we eagerly jumped into the waters and enjoyed the touch of those waters. It was calm and cool with just the nature and us. 
Seat Decorated With Sea Shells 
Steps To Bliss
Pond of  An Angel
Apsarakonda Falls
Hereon, we went on to explore the Pandava caves. We found two such caves, small in size, and guessed there would be many more.
Pandava Caves
Apsarakonda Beach
Paddy Fields
Monsoon Blossom 

Break Fast Time

15 comments:

  1. What an incredibly beautiful place!!! I love the waterfalls in particular!! Looks as though you had a wonderful trip!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!!

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  2. I'm glad you persevered and found that pretty waterfall. The entire area is beautiful.

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  3. the falls are beautiful, but your first photo is just perfect.

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  4. gorgeous collection, especially the first one :)

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  5. Beautiful images and wonderful places! The dew drops on the flower and sea shell chair are too good :)

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  6. Looks gorgeous. Should make it next time I pass by Honnavar.

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  7. Beautiful photos and nice writeup

    thanks tgs

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  8. Beautiful shots. I love the waterfalls.

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  9. useful information. Will try explore next time

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  10. Beautiful place, I would love to be there.

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  11. O wow this was a mesmerizing post with lovely pics..The cave was mysterious and monsoon bloom was just beautiful! Nice blog post man! Your post entices me to visit this place.

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  12. Lovely Photos ..... wonderful...:)

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