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Irupu Falls

Irupu Falls
View from top of Irupu Falls
Location Kodagu District, Karnataka, India
Coordinates
Total height 170 ft
Number of drops 2
Watercourse Lakshmana Tirtha River

The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) ಇರ್ಪು ಜಲಪಾತ are located in the [2] The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls,[3] derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.[4]

A forest trail leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu. Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. A famous [2] en route to the Falls. This temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri.[4]

The legend

According to popular legend, [5] Due to this legend, the Falls is believed to possess the power to cleanse sins and is visited by thousands of devotees on Shivaratri day.[6]

How to reach

The best time to visit the Falls is during the monsoons, when the Falls is at full capacity and is a breathtaking sight.[4] Irupu is situated at 48 km from [5]

  • By air: Nearest is the Mysore Airport may also be used to reach the Falls.

Other places of interest

See also

References

  1. ^ High Falls Holiday
  2. ^ a b Coorg Hill Station
  3. ^ Irupu waterfalls in Madikeri
  4. ^ a b c Karnataka Tourism
  5. ^ a b Coorg, The Scotland of India
  6. ^ Coorg Hill Resorts

External links

  • Karnataka Tourism: Irupu Falls webpage
  • Kodagu Website - Irupu falls photo gallery
  • Info on Iruppu Falls
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