Thursday, December 11, 2014
After long tiring weeks of work I planned a trek to few unexplored waterfalls in Western Ghats. When I visited here before I had a plan to visit unexplored places nearby this place. But the locals over here suggested, it would be better if we approach after November as it's located in dense forest and it requires crossing stream, so we decided December would be the right month to visit this place. We didn't have much information about this place as there was Krishna and Mahabala knows about this place. Thanks to Mr. Krishna who briefed and helped me to plan Nyger Waterfalls one of the amazing and thrilling.
With a wonderful pleasant weather our bike ride was very nice highly energetic and fully charged, we reached the starting point after a hard ride on mud road we parked our bikes end of the road and started our trek.
On initial stretch we crossed through thick jungles where sun never reached. Every moment we spent in the mysterious rain forest was a moment to reflect upon, making the day even more surreal and after walking for an hour through medium toughness level terrain, finally we made to reach top of the waterfalls.
We need to look down to see the beauty of the falls. After spending lot of time on top of the waterfalls our curiousness pushed to make a journey towards the base. But yet no one made it successful. With great risk and pressure in mind we hiked down to next level. On top we encountered a unique beauty and its magnificence made us to go next level.
We had some stunning views out over the top of the waterfalls while we were heading down. From this point to the first base of the waterfalls was even tougher to go and it was almost like getting down a huge ninety degree steep rock. With great effort we did it with a help of Mahabala. Without his bravery and support it wouldn't mere to impossible. We reached the base (first step) by risky climb catching grip of strong roots of the big trees that leap all over the rock strewn hill. This region was pretty dangerous because of the thick vegetation and steep ravines. While climbing down the moss makes staying on feet especially difficult.
We reached first stage of Nyger falls, which was one of the best falls in Uttara Kannada district in the terms of overall rating that I have visited, the way we approached it, the surroundings, the looks etc. I stood looking at it for some time trying to capture it forever in my mind.
We enjoyed the sheer beauty of the falls, the sheer power with which the water was flowing down and it seemed that it would pull you away along with it and throws you into the gushing black rock hitting water below. We tried to reach close, as the rocks near the base are sharp and very slippery. While looking down it has one more stage and we can’t guess how long it is. Downer stream of the falls has seen very tiny.
We felt so glad to watch the falls; it was like gallons of milk pouring down. The hill stood still everything around was mute except the sound of the waterfalls. We proud to say that fist human step in the first stage of waterfalls is ours. With great reluctance we pulled ourselves away from the beautiful sight, headed back the same way we had come, though very exhausted our minds still residing with nature. We reached our places looking forward and planning for another weekend trek same as Nyger another magical place to dwell on.