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Iruppu Waterfall  

  Madikeri , Karnataka.
from  50 per person

  • River and water falls
    Category
    River and water falls
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • changing rooms
    Changing room
    Available
  • activity zone
    Activity Zone
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • water games
    Water game
    Available
  • swimming dress
    Swimming dress
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    50 INR
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Iruppu Waterfall Located around 50 km away from Madikeri town and 20 km beside the Nagarhole National Park, in the Brahmagiri Range, Iruppu falls presents a majestic sight with waters cascading down from a height of 170 feet. Iruppu waterfall is one of Coorgs major tourist attractions. Iruppu is a sacred place and is located in south Coorg on the Brahmagiri range of hills. River Lakshmana-tirtha flows nearby. According to legends Rama and Lakshmana passed this way in search of Sita. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri hills and brought into being the river Lakshmana tirtha when Rama asked him to fetch some water. tarred roads lead you right till the base of the hill, from where concrete steps lead you right into the waterfall. The Forest department has arranged seating areas from where visitors can relax and admire the view of the falls. The entire path to the waterfall is densely wooded

Though the waters of Iruppu are rainfed, it is perennial in nature. In summer the waterfall reduces to a narrow stream but in the rainy season, the Iruppu falls present a stunning sight. The waters of Iruppu originate from streams in the Brahamagiri range and crash down the Iruppu falls to join the Lakshman Teertha river. Iruppu falls is a part of the Brahmagiri forest range, there is a trek route that will lead to the Narimale forest camp and then on to Brahamagiri peak (Permission from forest department is needed for doing this trek). All the flora and fauna of Western Ghats(elephants, bison, etc) can be seen in the Brahamagiri range. The endangered "Malabar Blue Bandit" butterfly is usually seen near the Iruppu Falls.

iruppu falls also has significant religious importance, legend has it that Lord Ram had stayed in these forests during the period of his banishment. Lakshman, Lord Ram's brother, shot an arrow into the forest and Iruppu falls were born. At the base of the hill where Iruppu falls are located is the Rameshwara temple. According to legend the Shiva linga of this temple was made by Lord Ram himself. the people of Coorg believe that bathing in the Iruppu Falls will wash one's sins away. The Rameshwara Temple, located nearby the falls, attracts a large congregation of devout pilgrims during the festival of ‘Sivaratri’. This temple attracts a lot of devotees during the Shivaratri festival. The temple also hosts the village market (called Sante) every Sunday. On the way to Iruppu, there is a spot that supposedly has a footprint of the horse as it ran during the Ashwamedha Yagna performed by the Pandavas.

Irpu Falls is around 30kms from Gonikoppa and 80 km from Madikeri. Nagarahole is just 25 km away from Irpu Falls.


Tips

  • Must visit in rainy season July and August is the best time, can visit this place any day from July to December.
  • The approach to the falls is good but may not be senior citizen friendly as it does need quite a steep walk. A walk of need to walk around 1-1.5 and climb 100 odd steps need to reach this magnificent waterfalls. would not like to advise this place for the senior citizens especially if he/she has been suffering from a knee problem.
  • The walk to the falls is intimidating as there is no security or network in this area.
  • There are no eateries, it's advisable to carry food or snakes and water with you.
  • Bathing in the falls is permitted dressing rooms and toilets are available.

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Last Admission 04:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • swimming dress
    Swimming Dress
  • binoculars
    Binoculars
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    11.5 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    12.0 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    10.5 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    47.5 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    20.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    1.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    19.8 KM
  • train
    Train
    127.0 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    20.0 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    130.0 KM

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