Thursday, September 30, 2010

Waynad Trip Part-2

Kanthanpara Waterfalls ...Our local guide told us that there was another waterfall nearby and it was better place so we moved to the next place when we reached this place to our surprise all we saw was a small fall as though few buckets of water was being poured down we were disappointed with this.
But our guide had some surprises in store and he took us further down and when we asked where we were heading he in his own language said something which we could not decipher,
After a small trek we saw a different world a complete change from the small fall to a huge very big roaring waterfall ahead called Kanthanpara Waterfalls no one could have even imagined that there was another huge waterfall ahead further down there was another step of the same waterfall totally making it a three step waterfall.
Our guide was extremely pleased to show his discovery and we were in awe at the sight, being very enthusiastic and eager to show us many more places our guide was in big hurry to move on, after a light lunch with local delicacy of a dish called Puttu we started towards a place called Edakallu caves a prehistoric caves discovered by a British explorer.
Though this place is way up the mountain where no one would have dared to venture it’s wonderfully maintained by Kerela tourism, Here 3 caves are located at a height of 1000 meters on Ambukuthi mala near Ambalavayal. We can either walk up till the caves or go by local transport where it’s a dare devil fete with the jeep drivers due to constraint of time and we were already exhausted with so much of adventure we hired a jeep which took us till the entrance,
We then climbed the steep rocks and entered the caves going back to Stone Age we tried to understand the language of prehistoric era though everything was depicted with pictures it was alien to us, looking around for some time we headed back we had many things to assimilate with our adventure packed day.
On our way back we saw a rock formation resembling a human and an elephant nature was at its creative best and weather being very considerate with us though it was monsoon we were fortunate to see many wonderful things nature had provided, finally we headed back to camp and relaxed for the day discussing about all the places we had seen, totally exhausted we slept early.
Next day we got up early our plans to climb the Chembra peak didn't materalise as it was a two day trip and we had just a day ahead so nothing to see further planning to come back again for the climb we headed back to Hometown.

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