We reached Murudeshwara station at 7.00 AM. I fell in love with this place immediately. The station was green and clean with small hillocks in its vicinity. The weather was cloudy. The air felt crisp and fresh. We reached our guest house and freshened up. After having a hearty breakfast (pl.note banana buns are a delicacy in that region), at around 8.30 AM, we started off for Jog Falls, which is the second highest plunge waterfall in India. It took us almost 2.5 hours to reach Jog falls from Murudeshwara. When we reached, we were greeted by mist, fog, clouds, rains and off course the majestic waterfall all at once. The sheer beauty of the mighty waterfall had us swooning all over it! Though no one is allowed to swim or take bath at the Falls, one can go till the base of the Falls by taking almost 1400 stairs for exceptional views. We clicked thousands of pictures, took in all the beauty that this place had to offer and then bid adieu to this beautiful place to have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
After lunch, with increased energy levels, we were off to our next destination for the day- Honnavar Hanging Bridge. The ride to this place was an absolute delight for nature lovers. The bridge is a suspension bridge on the Shravanti river and the view of the river and greenery all around, from the bridge, was awesome. We crossed the bridge and went till the river bank. There were a few traditional boats anchored there and a speed boat was giving ride to the tourists. There were a few stalls near the bridge selling juices, fruits, tea, etc.
After that, we headed off to our next destination- Eco Beach Kasarkod. Beaches have always been my absolute favourites. My love for beaches is eternal and I have a soul connection with them. As soon as our vehicle stopped, I ran to feel the sand and water. The beach was clean and beautiful and the best part was that we had the entire beach to ourselves. Not a single soul other than our group was around. We splashed, played and soaked in the beauty of this place, while the sun slowly set on the horizon. Since it was cloudy, we could not witness a proper sunset but our hearts were full nonetheless.
Then, We started off for Murudeshwara. We had dinner at a restaurant near our guest house and at around 10.30, we finally reached our guest house. After freshening up, all of us gathered and it was GAME TIME. We played Dumb Charades. Finally at around 2 AM, we retired for the night.