Monday, October 31, 2016

Sannahirekai Falls

The First part of the journey was relaxed normal roads, paddy fields, waterfalls and the always stunning views of Jungles. The road snakes around the mountains and cuts through beautiful Jungle scenery and gorgeous green fields after a few more windy roads we headed down deep into the jungle. It took about 30 minutes to get to reach last house of the northern edge of the village, there we parked our motorbikes and we started down from the last house of the village and quickly entered into the forest.
The Sannahirekai (Sannadike) waterfalls is almost hidden from the view till you come quite close to it by a dense crop of trees. But once you see the whole waterfall it is very refreshing to the eyes. The waterfall must be about 200 feet in height and forms a small pool at the bottom before rushing further down. And most of the time when the sun is out you may get to see the rainbow being formed at the waterfall. After staying at the waterfall site we decided headed down to the base.
We were coming towards the end at the top of the waterfalls and for a small moment I thought its impossible to get down I have such an over active imagination the last climb down rocks and around trees on what appeared to me as a thin ledge just looked to dangerous.
I was gripping onto rocks with water cascading down. I was honestly awestruck at what I was getting to do, growing with each step until we find ourselves wading out to peer over the bottom of the first of various levels of waterfall.
As we reach base I would look back behind me at the luscious jungle and feel so grateful for the experience. It’s not every day that we get to do enjoy nature like this.  We were able to appreciate another little piece of our beautiful earth in probably one of the most stimulating and exciting ways.
It is with difficulty that one climbs down into this sight one finds below. It was an authentically splendid scene. What a breath taking sight and sound watching and listening as the water crescendos over the rocks and out into the BH River.
All around stood rocks luxuriously adorned with handsome plants like ferns, club moss, centradenium and other small shrubs. God might have taken the place for a masterpiece of tasteful gardening. When illuminated by the sun the dark green leaves already damp from the mud of atomized water give off splendid rainbow colours that compete with the bright red of the flowering begonias. Streams of water fall among them forming a bright silver band down over the rocks and producing an uproar that is doubly frightful in this narrow space.
Further down from here many bushes, bamboo and above all plantations adore the bank. After we had enjoyed the stately tableau for a long time and had refreshed ourselves in its stimulating coolness, we again climbed to the burning heights and set out on our way uphill mostly through lovely woods.
The trek is not very long from the village to the waterfall and back and I would rate it as an easy trek most of the way except for the last bit of climbing down to the waterfall which I would grade as tough.
I had the excellent company of Prashanth and Shrinivas. I say excellent as Shrinivas has superb knowledge of the local flora and fauna and he was instrumental in increasing my meagre knowledge in this area to some extent. During the whole trek one comes across several bird species and the area can be considered a treasure trove for the bird lovers. The trek was amazing our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This experience was only a tiny bit challenging and it was one of the best adventures!

4 comments:

srikanta said...

Hi,

Looks quite a hidden gem in the many closets of ever surprising ghats. Buddy srinivas as you have told has a great knowledge of whereabouts of these jungle surprises!!

Excellent photos pal, as usual summing up the adventure. Nice trek.

Keep cruising.

Your pal,
SD

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Equipo Imperios said...

Salkantay Trekking es la alternativa al Camino Inca a Machu Picchu y que ha sido recientemente elegido entre los 25 mejores Treks en el Mundo, por la National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.