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Don’t go chasing waterfalls!

But we did! And what an exciting chase it turned out to be.

Starting with a one hour climb up the mountains, emerging into the green valley kissed by fleeting clouds and then a walk along the ridges of the mountains to reach our destination – the Bandaje Abbe falls. After which, we come to our little camping spot right next to a gushing stream.

I like this spot!


Just beyond this serene and peaceful spot, a little further down, the stream gushes out over the rocks and turns into a beautiful waterfalls.

Bandaje Abbe

It’s not advisable to stand over the rocks as it’s a slope and you can easily lose your grip. So we crawl on our stomachs towards the edge. And look down as the water roars over the rocks over the side of the mountain; down, down, around 150 feet and then disappears into the thick forest below.

View from the top

Oh, what a feelingÒ€¦

No words needed, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Sunset @ Bandaje

The Bandaje Abbe trek album

31 Comments

  1. The fall is just beautiful. Crawling towards the edge — the idea gives me butterflies in my stomach!

  2. prasoon says

    Now now, that was crazy and am sure it was fun..
    Loved the first pic – the smile makes it even better πŸ™‚

    You really make me lament on fate [Why am I NOT IN Bangalore…] – I would have been a part of each of these treks I can promise you that !!

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  4. Neat post…The pics are great and so is your advenure. How did it feel, when you were on your stomach and seeing 1500 feet below, as water was gushing down with pace ?

  5. kousik: if you’re scared of heights, its probably not the best idea πŸ™‚

    prasoon: it was great fun! yeah, but this place is not near bangalore. it’s closer to mangalore!

    tanay: it was strangely mesmerising and it’s difficult to decribe the feeling. and i actually wanted to hang my feet over the edge, but my trek companions held me back! and rightly so πŸ™‚

    thanks mehak!

    pooja aggarwal: in the western ghats, in the kumara parvata range.

  6. OMG.. I got fear of heights and it would have been funny if I had been there to walk with shivering legs…
    Sunset photos are amazing..

  7. Awesome pictures though quite scary. Looking at you perched on the edge, gives me a knot in my stomach.

  8. Anita…i’m feeling dizzy just looking at the first pic. really brave of you guys i must say …ooof!
    *takes swig of firangi paani to calm nerves*

  9. Anita..Awesome pics…Crawl to reach the edge:-)pretty exciting…dunnow how you guys mustered courage to do tat…must be Intrepid explorers..keep the wheel rolling

  10. Crawling over to the ledge like that – boy, is that a gutsy thing to do or what? But then so much like you, eh? πŸ™‚

  11. Wow! Breathtaking. I am wondering what the hell I was doign when I was in Bangalore.No one told me about these ones.. πŸ™ and I was too many useless things like “coming to US.. getting the project and blah blah..
    But I am becoming a fan of your photography. And I also love the way your blog goes.. So free of relations and its bitterness.. I wish everyone has courage to live life as they want.. like you..

  12. kris: thanks! not a place to hang out if you have a fear of heights!

    Jo: thanks!

    Lavs: i was quite safe πŸ™‚

    Aqua: hehe :0) it was a nice feeling there! am sure the firangi pani helped πŸ˜‰

    Mark: thanks! it was safe. held on tightly to the rock πŸ™‚

    Sakthi: thanks!

    Ravi: though it was a slope it was very gradual. that’s why i was on my stomach and not standing, which would have been risky!

    Karnail: thanks!

    Venky: yeah, you’re right! πŸ™‚

    zeya: haha πŸ™‚ thanks for the nice words too. glad you enjoy my photos!

  13. ThatÒ€ℒs adventurous to crawl over 150 feet high.
    And watching water fall & greenery.

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  15. Dip says

    Hi Anita,
    can you provide me with the details regarding the route along with the nearest bus stop where to get down?

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  17. I was searching for ideas to travel on your blog and came across this post. I missed it before…
    I did that crawling long time back at Matheran.
    I am not very sure, if have courage to do that now…

  18. Raghavendra says

    hi we are planning a trek to kumaraparvatha leaving bngalore tomorrwo night to kukke and start trek from their to KP I saw these pic of the falls is it on the way to KP, can you exactly give me the direction to reach their kindly mails me
    thanx in advance

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