Irpu Falls

Irpu falls (also known as Iruppu falls)
Irpu falls (or Iruppu falls) is situated at outskirts of Brahmagiri mountain range of Kodagu district. The falls is formed by Lakshmana theertha river when it jumps down in two tiers from a height of 52 mtrs (approximately 170 ft).

By the time we reached there it was close to noon & raining had stopped. And the place was filled with tourists. Sandeep & Ganesh decided to take a dip while Nithin guarded luggage. I roamed around for sometime taking few photos & then sat silently enjoying the beauty of the nature.

Legend says that, this falls was formed when Lakshamana shot an arrow to fetch some drinking water for his elder brother Rama, during their visit while searching for Seeta. Lakshamana theertha flows westwards & later joins river Kaveri. There is also a temple of Lord Rama.

Temple of Lord Rama
We spent a good 2 hours at the falls. And then a nice lunch at the only hotel near the temple at Irpu. As we started our journey back towards Gonikoppa, within five minutes it started raining again. Our initial plan was to reach Madikeri before dusk & watch sunset at Raja seat. But rain played spoilsport which hampered our progress & we halted at Virajpet for the day instead.

How to reach:

Gonikoppa – 25KMs – Srimangala – continue towards Kutta – 7KMs – turn right – 3KMs – Irpu.

Continued – Bhagamandala and Talakaveri


  1. ?????? ?????March 22, 2008

    great pics of irpu falls.

  2. ManasaMarch 22, 2008

    When I visited Coorg, Irpu falls was closed to the visitors due to heavy rains and couldn’t visit 🙁

  3. perplexedMarch 24, 2008

    irpu falls looks great i went to coorg last month and could not go there due to lack of time…. i so wish i hadn’t missed it!! 😉

  4. Prashanth MMarch 24, 2008

    @Rajesh, dhanyavaadagalu

    @Manasa & Perplexed, thanks for the visit & better luck next time 🙂

  5. KishanMarch 25, 2008

    eshtu KM bangalore indha?
    Family/cousins jothege hogodhu recommended?
    By the way great source of informaton!

  6. KadalabalMarch 25, 2008

    great Prashanth Irpu falls is really cool and nice place to visit. we had been there 2 years back and all memories back adre nim tharaha bike ride yella allappa nice photos as usual and all info is packed is a great source of information as kishan has put it and it helps those who want to visit a lot

  7. SrikMarch 26, 2008

    u knw what That day at NICE-Mysore Road junction I came first at 4AM! JHOOTA!! You all came after some solid 15 minutes of rainy drill for me.

    And yeah I missed the rest of the journey. On my way back from Hunsur bereakfast, I stopped near Srirangapattana, just to sit besides Kaveri. It was good aswell.

  8. Prashanth MMarch 26, 2008

    @Kishan, Its approx 300KMs from B’lore. And yes you can visit with your family. A nice place to spend a weekend.

    @Pransesh Sir, dhanyavaadagalu.

    @Srik, blame my forgetfulness 😛

  9. GowthamOctober 22, 2008

    I love the waterfalls pictures – good ones 🙂



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