Thursday, July 22, 2010
MAGICAL lands in monsoon…
We started our journey little late because of heavy nonstop pouring rain from last night but didn’t bother much because we knew this place & had gone several times before to this waterfalls. Normally a quick hike deep into the forest reserve it would take around 1.5 hour from the village.
After a few minutes of walk on our regular route we entered dense forest. The terrain is difficult and the weather treacherous, certainly not a place for the weak hearted. The continuous downpour made our target to inaccessible and we couldn’t even find the regular path in the deep Jungles.
Route runs inside the forest sometimes it’s highly possible that you may get lost. This time our bad luck (?) we lost our track, me & Ashok visited this waterfalls several times but still we couldn’t find the right track. In this range it’s compulsory to hire a guide when going on jungle hikes because of risk factor of getting lost despite the clear and wide trails in this terrain.
So finally we crossed 2-3 streams with great difficulty & found our own routes, started to walk with improper direction fighting with deadly infinite leaches. After lot of huffs and uffffs, we finally reached some rocky area where we could see the falls in the long distance. But after watching long view of the falls we felt we would not be able to make it till there. But we were in no mood to come back so decided to go left side direction because in my last visit I heard one more beautiful waterfall in this range.
I enjoyed the hike because throughout the trail, a beautiful and wide brook was always present; we had passed through a couple of mini waterfalls & finally we reached in front of beautiful gushing waterfalls. We enjoyed some at the time bottom of this falls & stared to climb on the other side of the falls. After a risky climb we turned into the deep forest. When we were walking nothing was on our mind no proper target even we lost the hope we could reach our desirable place, because we were already deep in the jungle.
After a hard attempt in the forest one big surprise was waiting for us. We reached the bed of one big waterfall called Kela Abbi. (On our return the local tribe told it was KelaAbbi).Here Water streams gently flow cascading down the terraces made on the hill slopes, the melodious sounds of exotic bird calls - a serenity that filters down to the heart. Oh! This place is heaven.
Falls was just simply astounding. With foliage on both sides of the waterfall opening gap and suspended high in the air, The Waterfalls were positioned on a slight incline of a hill so when you get in one of the cascade, you pretty much have your own infinity Waterfalls that overlooks part jungle scenery and green moss growing behind it Nothing can prepare for the waterfall's aura because the moment I laid my eyes on the waterfall, I was enchanted. On our return we missed the route once again & our journey towards the village was really tiring, though a very tough trek we were in for lot of surprises we got to see a fall which was not known to many except for the few locals....