Hundreds of tourists are visiting the Iruppu Falls at Kutta, a village near Gonikoppal in Karnataka, on a daily basis to enjoy the mesmerising beauty of the waterfalls. The lush green forests and the pristine waters attract the nature lovers to Kutta, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala.
The waterfalls, located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, have gathered volume in the heavy rains and this offers an incredible sight. The cascading waterfalls originates at the Brahmagiri hills and meanders through the rocks.
One has to walk about 700 meters from valley through cemented paths and forest ways to reach the Iruppu waterfalls. The tourists can even enjoy a dip in the waters by staying within the safety railing.
This major tourist destination, maintained by the tourism department of Karnataka, has all facilities, including changing rooms, for the tourists.
An entry fee of Rs 50 per head is charged.
Kutta, which is on the banks of the Kaveri river, the entry point to Nagarhole National Park. Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary is also not far. Several homestays and resorts await tourists.
How to reach
Iruppu waterfalls is 8 km from Kutta. Travellers from Kerala may proceed from Mananthavady.