Monday, July 9, 2007

Hebbe Falls















If you are a Roadster with wind in you hair, then Hebbe falls is the ideal place to twitch. As one takes the road from Lingadahalli to Kemmanagundi, sprightly falls in two steps become very prominent. Yes, they are the Chikka Hebbe and Dodda Hebbe. The Hebbe falls in two steps as mentioned above.The drive to this place is captivated by mist shrouded forest.

The clouds cast a white blanket through out the journey. One can either trek a distance of 16 kms from Kemmanagundi to reach Doopadagiri estate and then reach Baby estate through the rolling mist or simply take the Four wheel driven jeep ride along a steep narrow path that meanders up from Kemmanagundi to reach the Baby estate. From baby estate, a walk of a Kilometer inside the estate after crossing three high current streams, takes one to the Mesmerizing Chikka Hebbe Falls.

To reach Dodda Hebbe, after Doopadagiri before taking a right turn to Baby estate, one needs to turn left to reach Dodda Hebbe. This trek is very treacherous and has to be trekked.
This Roaring falls gushes from a good Height and demands one to stand under the cascading sheets of water and one can enjoy wriggling in pleasure. It’s an idyllic place, devoid of cell phones, the usual city pollution and other tourist is the Hebbe Falls.
This moss laden region is full of leeches during monsoon. It’s advisable to carry salt or Snuff powder to get rid of leeches. The best protection from leeches is to mix snuff powder with Coconut oil and apply till knee length. The Leeches are just not attracted to you and no leech bites. Travel light since there is no place to keep bags... They are bound to get wet. The wintry chill in the air near the falls is sharp biting.
To reach Hebbe Falls, Reach Kemmanagundi and hire a jeep to hebbe falls. One can also Contact Mr.Babu for this service on 91-9449700403. The road can also be trekked.

This place is closed after six in the evening since the animal movement is very high. There are no places to stay near Hebbe and the closest place is Kemmanagundi.

The superlative beauty cannot be described by words and just needs to be experienced. My happiness was percolating and I was totally thrilled looking at this falls amidst the forest.

7 comments:

Bala said...

Great photos!

kalyan roy said...

some of the most awesome pics.. and sights.. u shud also try writin a travelouge.. :)

Meenal said...

Hey Thanks !!! I love doing that ... Wish i could take that up as a profession :)

Jeevesha said...

hi..i just love the western ghats...esp in monsoon...

i have a query...u were talking about taking the jeep from Kemmangundi to Hebbe...but is it ok to take our cars along...u think it wld b ok to do that?

Meenal said...

Hey !! The road is not drivable.. u need a four wheel drive vehicle.. till one point, at the entrance of Baby estate you can take the car and from there you need to trek around 10 Kms.. if you a pro trekker then you can do it.. else, i would suggest you to take a jeep from Kemmanagundi to Hebbe..

BOKAVISHESHA said...

Thanks for this info keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Great photos. reminded me of travel specially those forest's between thirthalli and shimoga