Sunday, February 26, 2017

Casual Visit to Kudlu Theertha Falls [Sita Falls]


When you made a list to visit place, after repetitive attempt if it is not succeeds for one or other reason and finally you made it to happen with family, the joy of success is no limit.  Yes, Kudlu Theertha falls was tried thrice before, at last it happened to visit with family on 26th February 2017 on Hero Honda Pleasure.

The earlier visit failure because lack of time, closure for monsoon and road repair.  This time made a mind to must visit.  My son favorite mode of transport is two-wheeler, so thought to go on Hero Honda Pleasure.

From Muniyalu it is hardly 35+ KMs one side, need to travel Muniyalu – Varanga – Mudradi – join to Agumbe – Udupi highway move towards Agumbe then take right deviation from Sita Nadi arch.  The road condition is good till 10KMs away the falls.  It is a challenging forest ride of 10 KMs till reach to the base point of Falls.  Please note the timing is 9 am to 3pm.

We enjoyed the forest trail off road driving and reached the Forest Check Post.  The parking lot was filled with various vehicles from Buss to two-wheeler.  We must pay Rs.50/- forest entry fees and need to trek 1.5 KMs to reach the beautiful falls.

Of course, the forest trail is shaded with big trees and department made cement steps wherever the public feel difficulty to trek.  As usual my son started his own tune asked me to take him on my shoulder.  The trek went with slow pace, reached the falls.

The crowd was unbelievable, the entire range filled with tourist.  It was very painful; however, the litter was bit controlled by department taking Rs.10/- for each plastic bottle as a deposit amount.  

Spent some good time in the water with my son.