from here & there - Enchanting falls

from here  & there - Enchanting falls

One of the many wonders of monsoon is its ability to infuse life into everything. Sirimane Falls, tucked away in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, is one such place that benefits greatly by the yearly monsoons.

The cascade is located at a distance of 5 km from Kigga near Sringeri, a popular pilgrim centre. This small and beautiful falls is easily accessible; you only have to walk down a few steps to reach it. Walk right up to the Falls and enjoy a shower under the cool water.

A watchtower situated close by can give you a panoramic view of the Falls and the surrounding areas. The reverberating sound of the gushing water subdues everything else and is soothing to one’s ears. Many tourists head to Sirimane to enjoy a cool bath under the fresh water, in the lap of nature.

The water that flows down is used to irrigate coffee estates and paddy fields located downstream. A moderate entry fee is charged to maintain the walkways and viewpoints. There is a small hydraulic power plant built adjacent to the Falls which supplies electricity to the village and is managed by local governmental bodies.
The best season to visit this place would be right after monsoon. So, head to Sirimane right now.

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