Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Some of the multiple waterfalls enroute to Munnar

Munnar bestow me with lot of pleasure as I explored its beauty in November and as you know except the blue sky I shared in a previous post, the weather has been quite cloudy and drizzling to rain entire the trip. Though I missed many views across the mountains and valleys to wrap in mist, the multiple waterfalls and brooks get me throughout a wonderful mood and upraise at every rise of natural spring. Following Thoovanam, and Karimutty Waterfalls I enjoyed some little waterfalls and water flowing from a raised mountain rock/cliff, to lookalike a waterfall from great height, and that all falling within short distances make feel quirk at each fall.


Within 2 minute drive from Karimutty we stopped on a small bridge by sighting of a creek, pretty cascading from a decent high to underpass the bridge to merge with Pambar River beneath the valley. It looks like a branch of the brook that makes part with Karimutty waterfalls, from the original source of water (which believed to have medicinal value) above the mountains (click here to see from where it flows). I also liked more the trees making a solid stand between the rocks and the entire scene gives a jungle feel although it’s not far from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.


Natural Fall and Vegetation

In the picture above (1st one) you could see the back road or the one we took from Chinnar and the brook runs below to valley and Karimitty waterfall is on the left side of the image. Few km from there is Marayoor, the only town between Udumalpet and Munnar, and just passed the town of many restaurants and cottages, we stopped at the sight of another mini falls silently making its way through vegetation and banana plants, which seems to belong to the house beside the waterfall.  I just enjoyed the lush green of the area with mist wrapping above the mountains… a couple of bends and curve from there brought the breathtaking sight of all.


It was refreshing to see water flowing from that high cliff of mountain and being black rock mound the water falls like overflowing of milk. Thanks to the mist and clouds to trigger showering above the mountains to create this natural waterfall to be visible from a distance, though it was far above to reach I zoomed on to get the views (below) from the stopped car. Glad there was no vehicle in front or behind to force us to move, and I could feel the coolness even through the sight. This road takes us through number of natural wonders and it’s all because of the weather condition of mist and rain aid us to enjoy this special occasion/vacation.


And ten minute drive from there and about msl 1200, and somehow above the mountains, crawling through the mist and pristine scene of nature it was wonderful to see another shades of silver (waterfall) leak through the thick forest vegetation and tea plantation. It was from there things went hide from our views as we travelled through thick fog, my eyes couldn’t miss few more little waterfalls took stream from the mix of mist and rain. But it is for another day.  



Betsy Adams said...

Wow---that is one LONG and AMAZING cascade/waterfall.... So glad you got to see it... When I see a waterfall, my heart melts... Thanks for sharing.


Sandee said...

Beautiful. I would have stopped to take pictures too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

George said...

What a beautiful drive, even if the weather was not perfect. I always enjoy driving in the mountains and seeing waterfalls. The small waterfalls and cascades that pop up unexpectedly are especially nice.

Elsie Amata said...

These pictures are breathtaking, Jeevan. I feel like I can feel the cool water's mist on my face! Maybe that's wishful thinking from the heat wave we're in the middle of right now :)


Twilight Man said...

The photos are awesome with that long trails of waterfalls. I wonder whether the falls would dry up during the dry seasons.

Renu said...

Its so pleasing to the eye to see such lush green spaces.

bill burke said...

The photos illustrate the beauty of the waterfalls. I love the sound of waterfalls, it's so refreshing to hear and to feel the coolness when near one. Thanks for sharing, Jeevan.

GreenComotion said...

What a beautiful place Munnar.
Thanks for sharing all the beautiful views with us, Jeevan.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Nancy Chan said...

I too love waterfalls, especially for taking photographs. You have taken some very beautiful photos.

Karen Lakis said...

I love the misty shot of the water cascading down the mountain. This looks like a beautiful spot.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful area. The cascading water and bridge shot is pretty. I love the waterfalls and the mountain scenery! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful nature photos ~ beauty is right!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

David Gascoigne said...

Looks like a truly beautiful area. I can only begin to imagine the bird life there!