Ermayi Falls- Things you should be knowing about if you are planning your Trek
The captivating waterfall known as Ermai, or Ermayi Falls, is located close to Kajoor in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, 5 kilometers from Didupe, 18 kilometers from Ujire, 19 kilometers from Charmadi, and 89 kilometers from Chikmagalur. It is one of Karnataka's lesser-known waterfalls and one of the top tourist destinations close to Chikmagalur.
In Dakshina Kannada's slopes of the Ballalarayana Durga range in the western ghats, there is a multi-layered waterfall known only as Ermayi Falls. It is a short - term waterfall that shines brightest during the height of monsoon season. From a height of 75 feet, thick water that like foam slides down the rocky ground, forming a pool at the base. You can end the day by swimming or taking a dip in the pool, which is around 5 feet deep. But when it rains, stay away from Ermayi falls because the water level tends to rise and the currents get stronger.
Additionally, if you love adventure, you can trek up to the many levels of Ermayi Falls. The town closest destination to the Ermayi falls is Ujire, which is around 300 kilometers from Bangalore. An enjoyable ice-breaker activity helps you meet your companion trekkers and trek leaders before the overnight bus trip. Typically, you may find a handful of them perched behind waterfalls taking beautiful pictures by ascending to the middle tier. However, take care and pay attention to your every move because of the moss-covered and slick rocks here. In fact, avoid climbing without the advice of locals or seasoned hikers because many people have perished in the process.
Additionally, two other waterfalls close to Ermayi falls can be hiked to with the assistance of locals. However, stay away from going into the jungle by yourself because it is difficult to escape.
Locals claim that gentle giants known as "The Elephants'' come to this isolated location at night to sip water. As a result, you won't be allowed to set up camp anywhere close to Ermayi Falls. It will be advisable to carry food because there aren't any restaurants or eateries in the area.
How to Get to the Ermayi Falls
From Ujire town, which is close to Dharmasthala, it takes 40 minutes to go to Ermayi.
Since there aren't many transport services, it is always preferable to rent a jeep from Ujire. Due to the poor condition of the roads, use caution if you're driving to this location.
Before Mundaje village, on the Kajoor Darga path, you must make a left turn. Moreover, follow the right fork at Ermayi Falls route just before the Darga. Try driving for 1.5 km on this road, then hiking for 1.5 km to reach the waterfalls.
Remember that there are no signboards to serve as a guide, and Google Maps' directions may be inaccurate. Therefore, it is preferable to get an accurate route from the locals.
Information about Ermayi Falls
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person Trekking Length: 1.5 Km
Difficulty Level: Simple Trek Time: 30 minutes
No camping is permitted.
Place: Close to Kajoor Darga
Bangalore is 320 km away.
Trek to Ermayi Falls
At 8:30 PM, depart from Bangalore ( approx )
Arrival and breakfast.
To soak in waterfalls, hike to Kadamagundi.
Visit Ermai Waterfalls by car
Return for coffee or tea.
Dinner and a bonfire (if the weather permits)
Clean up and have breakfast
Get ready for some muddy fun and get dirty.
Swim in the river's stream.
After lunch, travel to Bangalore.
Arrive in the evening at 11:00 PM ( approx )
About the Trek:
Trek Level of Difficulty: Easy (trek is easy till the main fall but you can do some adventure and climb rocks to explore more falls above the main falls)
No camping is permitted.
Swimming is prohibited during the monsoon and rainy season.
Food Stalls: There aren't any restaurants or food stands. Take responsibility for your own meals and respect this place's natural beauty.
There are several waterfalls close to Bangalore, but this one is very noteworthy and special. Please comment and tell me more about these lesser-known waterfalls close to Bangalore.
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