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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Athirapally Falls - Pics from upstream

After viewing the magnificent falls from downstream we trekked back to upstream of the falls and the panoramic views that greeted there were breathtaking & awesome. Kerala is truly described as "God's Own Country". I stood there for long breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the lush greenery while my camera went berserk ! The treks had really tired us and we quenched our thirst with generous quantities of refrigerated herbal drinks & fruit juices-avoiding and evading the monkeys all the time. Actually the climate was not all that conducive and cool as one might expect after seeing the greenery here. It was quite humid & sweaty which is standard in Kerala during pre monsoon !
Crowds having a dip - away from the falls area
Closer to the falls - bathing is prohibited here !
Bamboo hut on the precipice - Armed Security Personnel on duty inside
View of falls from the top
View of downstream after the falls has dissipated its energy
Peaceful flow of water in the Chalakudy river downstream of the falls  (Above & Below)
Lush Greenery surrounding the falls

24 comments:

  1. Looking at this in Delhi heat, it feels so cool!

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  2. Very green there! I love waterfalls. During the rainy season here in Hawaii, one sees many waterfalls in the mountains.

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  3. wow!!!!!!!!!!
    good shot sir..............

    green.........all over.

    thanks
    regards
    anu

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  4. @Mridula: Yes, Athirapally is a lot cooler than Delhi. But very humid and you sweat at lot here.

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  5. What a beautiful place to take a bath, lol.

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  7. Yes, certainly the volume of water has reduced. I remember that even in high summer the falls and the steams around was roaring with the flow of gushing water.

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  8. really, really gorgeous! 'while my camera went beserk' ha ha!

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  9. Magical series of photos! The falls are amazing...I can almost hear and smell them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Wonderful shots from a beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Mette

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  11. awesome captures...could recollect the sweet memories when we visited two yrs back..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Beautiful pics.
    But those rocks are near falls are slippery and dangerous. many have lost their lives in that place.

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  13. What incredible settings! Love that rock bed.

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  14. Beautiful falls and so I can see a flood of people in the first pic! :)

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  15. What spectacular scenery!
    Those waterfalls are an amazing force of nature. A security guard near the top is a good idea, since people often don't seem to realize the danger.

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  16. My friend Ram,
    As always, I thank you for showing us different parts of the world through your beautiful blog. Great pictures my brother!!!

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  17. Superb shots.. I am already packing my bags..!

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  18. Splendid!! Nice shots.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  19. wow, the nature is incredible!! the lush greenery is so refreshing and abundant! I MUST GO THERE!!!

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  20. Wow!!! The shots are simply awesome! Kerala is indeed a beautiful state with so much greenery.
    Thanks for sharing ....

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  21. i really love this Athirapally Falls
    URL: http://www.athirapally.co.in/
    Anchor Text: Athirapally Waterfalls

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