The Butterflies and Mighty Waterfalls

Thumbormozhi and Athirappillyย Episode

Our trip began with Ezhattumugham about which you can read here. This is the continuation of the trip.
3.ย Thumbormozhi
This is a butterfly garden situated next to Ezhattumugham. There is a separate entrance for the same. But if you are crossing the suspension bridge, it will take you to the backside of the park. When I heard about the place, I expected to see multicolored butterflies fluttering all around the garden. But, I was wrong. There were many brown butterflies and a few blue ones. The blues where enigmatic I must say.
You can see a lovely blue butterfly below. She was very hesitant to open her wings. I stood there for a long while expecting her to spread the wings with no luck.
The one at the rightmost corner is bold enough. The blue is still all tightened up. ๐Ÿ˜€
4. Athirappilly Waterfalls
Known as the Niagara falls of India, Athirappilly waterfalls is the biggest one in Kerala. To see it close up you have quite a bit of walking to do. But in the end, it is totally worth it. Here are some glimpses of the path. There is a steep side through which we could reach the bottom really fast, but it is dangerous. For those who do not prefer that, there is a path laidย fromย rocks. You will spot many monkeys on the way.

Bamboo fences.

After walking down for some time, weย reached the waterfalls. The closer I got to the falls, the faster I walked. You cannot stop yourself when you see it so close! Iย sat there watching the water lash the rocks.ย I felt like I had reached the end of this world and the swirling white milky mist was a pathway to another more beautiful and enchanting world. If I could, I would have stayed there, watching the waters and feeling the cool sprays. It was sheer bliss.
The mighty misty waterfalls
The mighty misty waterfalls

The water turns into clouds they say ๐Ÿ™‚

Rocks basking in the love of water

A rather unclear picture of me on the rocks ๐Ÿ˜›
This is how close you can go to the waterfalls. They don’t let us go beyond that rope. It is a very dangerous area and they might open the dam at any moment. They have written the warning in many places. There is another place where you are allowed to enter the waters. It is more shallow and safe.
A Proof that I was here and I took the pictures ๐Ÿ˜›

At the end of the day, the image of the waterfalls is what lingered. It is definitely a heavenly place. If you are planning to go, ensure that you have enough time to sit on the rocks and enjoy the falls. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Hargun Wahi

    Wow! The pictures are stunning.. Its aptly called the mighty waterfall.
    Also,The shot you captured of the butterfly was worth the time you spent for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s beautiful!
    You must have had a great time in the lap of nature ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Rangelz

      Thank you Hargun. I don’t have a good cam and that definitely shows in the pics. Some day, the pics will improve ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes it was rejuvenating ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ShethP

    Pretty butterflies! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like the blue… ๐Ÿ™‚
    You must have had an amazing time near the waterfall. It doesn’t seem much like a touristy place, which can actually be a good thing if you just want to enjoy nature!

    1. Rangelz

      Me neither. It is a lovely hue.
      Athirappilly is actually a very famous tourist spot here. There were a lot of people around. I excluded them from the pics ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. ShethP

        Oh, haha! Strategic move. I commend you. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Hargun Wahi

    Why do you think so..the pictures are fine. I didn’t notice anything of that sort.
    All I saw was that there were some stunning picture of nature waiting to be admired. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Rangelz

      Haha Thanks a ton for those words. Some of the pics were shot in a good cam while some in my phone. My phone’s clarity is very poor. hence I said so ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alok Singhal

    The butterflies remind me of my vacation last week in Florida. We went to Butterfly World where they were flying all over us and i captured their cuteness. Will post about it in a while.
    The waterfalls look mighty!

    1. Rangelz

      I am waiting to read that. Please do post lots of pics. First when I heard of butterfly garden, I expected multi colored butterflies flying around me. I was a bit disappointed at first. But soon, it was lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Alok Singhal

        It was amazing. The post would come but a month or so later ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. chaicyy

    Beautifully written and the pictures complement your writing too. I’m gonna visit the waterfalls soon to witness the butterflies at least.
    – Style .. A Pastiche!

    1. Rangelz

      Thank you so much. There are many places in kerala that one should visit. You might want to make a list priority-wise ๐Ÿ˜‰ And do let me know your experience ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Rangelz

      Thank you Sir. I am sure you must have visited these places ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. teny

    Some journeys are delightfully long, aren’t they? The new theme looks special, btw ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Rangelz

      Oh yes! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€ I kept thinking about this theme & when I decided to forget it, saw it in another blog and couldn’t control myself ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. teny

        Let time decide what remains of the theme’s future then ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. arunprasadhm

    Beautiful pics.

  8. Manthan Bhansali

    Wow! What an awesome adventurous trip to these places will be! The beautiful picture of butterflies and a waterfall is totally eye-striking. Thanks for sharing your experience of these places with your readers.

    1. Rangelz

      It was beautiful indeed. Thank you so much. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it. Welcome to my space ๐Ÿ™‚

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