Friday, September 2, 2011

Dramatic green paradise- Malemane waterfalls (Part-1)

 
Rainy trek, even though not as popular as any other like Joga,, was a refreshing experience to encounter the wilderness from a close quarter and the enjoying the nature of Western ghat. Trekking in western ghat at rainy offers in pounding rains all through the trek, chilling weather, unique wildlife bewitching beauty of water falls will charge with an utmost energy level.
 
I visited Malemane waterfalls long back in a well winter season. In my first visit I finished the voyage till the 1st step with incomplete sense. After a long 6 years of waiting once again I had chosen to explore this wonderful place on this fine Monsoon with Ashok and Sunil on 20th of August 2011.
 
We left Udupi at late noon and stayed night at convent place and we set off next day morning caught first bus to this place and 1 hour easy journey we reached the famous Veranjaneay temple had a grace of God Anjeneya and later anther 7kms journey on the same track we reached our initial spot.
 
We lay down from bus and relaxed for while from the road side we spotted the gorgeous Malemane waterfalls between thick Malemane Ghat forest ranges which dipping down from almost 400 feet striking height. We took some long shots of the waterfalls from the road; my friends weren’t willing to believe we are going to explore such a wonderful waterfalls was situated between such a dangerous dense jungle.
 
Once we got close to the creek, the trail got interesting Initial trail was pleasant in ambiguous slippery boulders jeep track were small streams crossing across the tracks and plunging into the right side of the main stream. We crossed few such streams and reached the main stream bed. The river volume was very high and rough but water was very clear and sanitize on such peak monsoon.
 
Main stream was overflowing and thick shrubs were covered the track so we decided to cross the main river with hand chain supporting. 20 minutes non-stop walk we reached to the first step of the waterfalls. It was stunning view from the bottom of the waterfalls were we enjoyed like a small kids.
 
Our next attempt was really crazy, mad some and hazardous exciting actions. No any routs will go after the 1st step. We had only 2options on our mind first one is to climb 1st step of the waterfalls from its bottom (In my 1st visit I had climbed like so) but volume was high so we dropped the fist choice.
Last chance was that to climb 90 degree muddy rock heap from right side of the waterfalls and we were confront by a near vertical climb we started 30-40 feet height steep summit by one by one helping each other. I should thanks to Ashok because he made it to successful such foolish attempt it was.
 
But smile not stayed for long after small walk in shrubbery uphill abrupt fronts, one more rugged range which slightly less risky compared to first one. But here Sunil find some difficulty after climbing me and Ashok the track became lousier and dangerous but god helps finally he managed to climb from his own innovative track holding with small branches and routs. Finally we entered into thick dark jungle immediate right side top of the 1st step.
 
The most thrilling unprintable walk would started from this part we chosen dense tropical forest area instead of following the risky upper stream side, so we planed our own strategy and followed our own direction through the dense rainforest land to have a view of the main waterfalls.
Our journey went interesting in each step through extending beautiful stretches of forest. After 2 hours walk it provides spectacular views of the waterfalls on gap between 2 ridges while crossing one edge of the mountain.
 
It strengthens our enthusiasm and encourages us with new power. In one place we decided to climb down and follow the stream but we got shocked because here water flows rashly between 2 sharp rocks and plunges into 30feet down but it seems very dangerous to go downer. So we dropped second step and had take one more risky rout.
 
It strengthens our enthusiasm and encourages us with new power. In one place we decided to climb down and follow the stream but we got shocked because here water flows rashly between 2 sharp rocks and plunges into 30feet down but it seems very dangerous to go downer. So we dropped second step and had take one more risky rout.
 
At one place watercourse would passing between huge boulders and we decided to climb edge of the rock holding on wet rocks, trees, roots whatever we could find as rain and wind lashed at us. After a very risky attempt we finally made it to the small plateau on top of the 3rd step of the waterfalls. A rock climb in the rain at dusk without any safeguards and equipments might seems lunacy but this was what the trek to Malemane waterfalls demands when after a serious of stretches of trekking up.
To be continued....

6 comments:

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

पल-पल की यात्रा दिखाई है।

Ashok said...

Superb Narration.. Well done dear..

Santosh said...

sooper agidhe jaaga, probably you could add more info on how to reach and directions?

srikanta said...

Hi Rakesh,

Having seen malemane falls many times I often wondered if anyone can cross the trecherous canyon below to go near it.

I was stunned and also full of appreciation for your feat which I know is not an easy one!!

As usual photos and write-up speak of volumes.

Keep up the good work buddy!!

Srikanta Datta

malati said...

Suuuuperbb pics duuude it's so pleasant to see our place being famous....

rakesh holla said...

Thanks to all:-)