Exploring the unknown waterfalls of Western catchment

On a beautiful early Winter month of February we planned a trip to meet our beloved Ramesh Ji in Coimbatore and this time around Rakesh, Mani Sir, Deepak and our Doctor Srivatsa joined me in the game. The idea was to stay at Ramesh Ji's home which is adjoint to a forest and visited by Elephants each day.

We started on a Friday evening and after a short break for Kothu Parotta we reached coimbatore by 1am in the morning where Ramesh ji waited for us with lot of smiles..This particular 7 hrs drive to coimbatore from Bangalore was super fun filled as everyone started to crack adult jokes and we even stopped the vehicle few times as the driver couldn't laugh and drive at times :D

We took a good rest till 7am and then woke up for a drive to explore some beautiful waterfalls in the Western catchment region and most of them are unknown ones.

After a nice break having Kammang Koozh ( a local TN Kanji Breakfast) which is super high in minerals and fibre and cools your body we took the Pillor and Geddhai Hills road to reach the first waterfalls.

After a short trek for 500 meters we reached this small waterfalls which was flowing perfectly even in the winter time. We wanted to take a dip but it was too cool for the morning weather.
After spending some time in the waterfalls we continued our journey ahead crossing through many hills and tea estates and filled with lots of Greenery around.

The second waterfalls was in the middle of tea estate and we needed to hike down for about a KM to reach down to visit this spectacular 2 tiered waterfalls which was falling from atleast 100 to 120 feet. We got down, spent loads of time enjoying the silence and birds and being a early summer month the waterfall has somewhat less water than what it might have in monsoon but we had enough water to take a dip.

Post sometime we continued our journey to visit some amazing lakes of the western catchment.

Kambu Koozh for Breakfast

The lovely forest stream near Geddhai

Crossing through the beautiful hills

The First waterfalls

Driving through dams 

Loads of Greenery around

Tea estate with employees plucking leaves

The View of the second waterfalls from a far distance

The Lower Tier after a 1 km hike down

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