The volume of water was so high that it looked less like a waterfall and more like an extra-large tap which someone left open by mistake. The views were just too good to be true. As soon as I regained my senses I gave a loud shout to my buddy who came rushing to experience the same awe which I experienced minutes back.
By this time the rain had almost stopped and we were able to get a very close view of the falls and the water which it brought along. It just felt like God was testing our resolve and wanted to check how determined we were to experience such marvels of nature. There was a small temple near the falls which was the humble abode of Agasthiyar Rishi. We spent some time near the temple, explored the area around it and then headed back to the direction we came from.
Within minutes of rain stopping the area had cleared and we were able to experience the delightful scenery which nested this falls. We got a little scolding from the local police official on our carelessness in heading towards such a dangerous place, but it was worth it. I am definitely not encouraging here to break any rules and bypass any system but it’s just that the places difficult to visit are often the places which give you an untouched experience of nature.
How to reach:
Agasthiyar waterfalls is near Tirunelveli and can be reached by road.
There are public buses too for this area and one can take those to reach here. However in cases of storms, no vehicle is allowed near the falls.
There is a tiger reserve right behind the waterfalls which is barricaded by the forest department. This road leads to the Dam behind the falls and is a must visit if you are planning to visit the falls.
The area is as dangerous as it can be in case of rainfall. Exercise extreme caution and follow the guidelines of local police.
Thing to note:
This falls is not generally like the pictures which I have published here. As I told earlier, there was torrential rain in the region which led to almost a flood in the area and caused this waterfall to be in such condition.
I have some videos too of this waterfall. Shout out in the comments if you want a glimpse of those :D