After relaxing for a while, one of the guys slipped and fell in the pond beneath the falls. The pond is shallow but the issue is chilling water. The water is freezing cold. When one falls, rest have to follow. Within minutes all of us were in the pond yelling and shouting at the top of our voices owing to the freezing cold water. The water was so cold that we couldn't even take a proper dip in it.
After enjoying in the pond for about 15 minutes we packed our stuff and rushed back to where our jeep was parked. The way back is the same which you have to take to reach here. Again came the bumpy ride through the tiger reserve and the coffee plantation. This time however, two very special things happened. One we witnessed the sun setting in the mountains and it was simply a sight to relish. The other one was, we saw a couple of black bucks on our way back to the bikes. Our jeep driver stopped to show us the black bucks, but the bucks were very cautious ad as soon as they noticed us, they ran off in the opposite direction. Still an encounter with nature was one of the best things which happened on this trip.
On reaching back to our home stay, we had nice snacks and post that, dinner with a bonfire. This was a 2 days trip but the memories of it stay with me till date.
How to reach:
For Hebe falls, you need to first reach Kemmangundi from where you need to go 10 km further towards the forest reserve area. From here, you have to take a forest department vehicle and go into the coffee plantation and the tiger reserve.
The forest officials will guide you to the falls after the jeep ride.
Things to carry:
Since it's a two day trip you need to manage it accordingly. As for the falls, you'll need a spare set of clothes if you want to take a dip in the water beneath the falls.
Carry a small bag where you can put your belongings when you go for that dip.
Camera is a must to capture the beauty of this area. Also carry some spare batteries.
Prefer going in sandals/slippers for the falls. Shoes might create a problem where you are either trying to cross the stream or trying to enter the pool.