The Manjalta river cascades through two rocks to create a magnificent fall called Bandaje Arbi falls. An ideal place for small picnics since the water is approachable. One has to watch his steps while walking through the water since the rocks are slippery. The greenery around the falls will captivate the senses of the ones who visit the place.
Bandaje Arbi Falls is located in Charmudi Ghats in Dakshina Kannada district, around 12km away from Ujire (close to Dharmasthala). Ever since the discovery of this wonderful water fall in the interior of the most mysteriously wonderful Western Ghats the visitors’ flow has increased a lot. The trekkers enjoy the amazing challenges set ahead by the designer rocks arrayed on both sides of the falls.
One needs to be physically and mentally fit to take up a full on trekking trudge in the valleys of Western Ghats. The place is accessible through road till the forest range. Rest of the area has to be covered through trekking. Once you reach the falls after an extremely tiresome expedition you can sit and cherish the cool water and the heavenly ambiance around.
However there is a happy news for the adventure lovers that many groups are there to plan your trip to the Arbi falls. These people will arrange the journey and the safety measures to be taken. Since it is in the middle of the jungle, one can easily get lost on the way. The trekking area is a green and dry grass ascend which makes it thrilling as well as exhaustive. But the destination takes away all the anguish you under go.
Wildlife in the surrounding area
The wild life is also an attraction but beware of the variety of reptiles awaiting. Some can be poisonous too. The place is to be best explored with an able headed guide since the trails can be confusing. The ideal time is post monsoon and even summer is also good since it can rain anytime in that side of the mountain. Trip will be satisfied if we are well prepared for any rainfall and other natural happenings since there is absolutely no shelter other than nature near the falls.
Why you should visit Arbi Falls?
It is best for a picnic spot and trekking area also is different. Keep the supplies tight as there are no eating outlets or food service available. But one can enjoy the amazing food in the camp fire and enjoy the sleep under the stars. It’s an incredible experience to be away from the materialistic luxury and savor the luxuries of nature. Whatever is the time of your visit, the falls wait for you with open arms. The welcoming rhythmical music of the falls gives your ears the smoothing effect of the sound of nature. It offers pollution free, hawker free, artificial entertainment free, crowd free, nonetheless rent free boarding. Every nature lover should visit the Arbi falls at least once in a lifetime since it’s the best memorable experience one could have.