You will fall for it

You will fall for it

On the flow: A view of Didupe falls. DH photoFor all those who are looking around for a place where one can go, spend time amidst the nature and enjoy the water fall, the location that could come handy is Didupe falls in Belthangady taluk.

The brooks running down the forest area in the Western Ghat region beautifies the landscape, appearing as though the Ghat has been decorated with some ornament. So is the Anadka falls, which has elevated the beauty of forest in Didupe village, with the crystal clear water, gushing amidst the rocky path, thus providing a magnificent view to the visitors. If the picturesque falls with the greenery in its backdrop gives picture perfect view to those who love to capture the sight in the lens, the intense waterfall without fail would persuade one to drench in the chill water, the memory of which would last for a long time.

Didupe falls also called as Anadka falls is located nearly 3 km away from Didupe village, is a cozy and unexposed place, which has not yet grabbed the attention of the tourists. Except for the college students, hardly any tourists visit the place, may be because the falls is located in an interior place and has not been given much publicity. The best part about going to Anadka falls is that, one can opt for trekking to the nearby hills in and around Didupe. However, the village is too small and the visitors hardly can find any shop for the emergency purpose.  

The fact that less number of visitors visit Didupe falls has not helped the place to escape from the dirt, as the villagers complain that the visitors throw garbage in the surrounding and spoil the beauty of the falls. The liquor packs, eateries are all thrown around, damaging the serenity of the place, says one of the villagers.

Anadka falls which comes under the Kuduremukh Reserve Forest area, is maintained by the Forest Department. Though a board has been put up in Didupe instructing the visitors to visit the place only after receiving permission from the Range Forest Officer of Belthangady, most of the time, tourists knowingly or unknowingly visit the falls without seeking permission. Adding to it, no forest guard is seen near the falls to keep an eye on the visitors.

The right season to visit the falls is between November-March as the water quantity is reduced during the month of April.

How to reach?

Didupe falls is located nearly 23 kms away from Ujire. One has to go to Somanthadka via Ujire-Mudigere road, take a diversion at Somanthadka and reach Didupe. The falls is located almost 3 kms away from Didupe village. The road towards the fall is not in a good condition and preferably one can walk for 3 kms. The beautiful Kuduremukh range and Bandaje falls could be seen on the way.