Tuesday, September 05, 2006

IRUPU falls

Last month
I took off on a weekend trip to IRUPU falls close to Nagarahole,Mysore.
Take a train to mysore and then a bus to Gonikoppal.Backtrack to Kuppa.The road via Nagarahole is BAD!
The rains made the falls very beautiful and it reminded me of the small Khad (stream) near where I stayed in the Himalayas.The trek is very small and suitable even for small kids to walk up.( you may have to keep a good hold on them, it is still a dangerous water place)
Ladies walked up in slippers and it rained all the time.A small temple to shiva is on the road at the beginning of the walk.It is called laksmana thirtha and there is a side trek route leading to the Brahmagiri wild life santuary.( It was closed for the rains).

We stayed at a homestay called Ramcad guest house.They have a shop in kuppa which sells all concievable eats and packets of rusks, bread and biscuits.The owners- two brothers will graciously ferry you in cars or jeeps to thier home.You dont exactly live in the main house but in small outer rooms attached to the main building.

On the whole its good for a weekend break without NEWS OR TV!

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