Irpu Falls, also Irrupu Falls, is a famous freshwater
waterfall located in the Brahmagiri Range near Coorg. Legend has it that Lakshmana,
while searching for water for Rama, shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri Hills and
created the Lakshmana Tirtha river. Because of this legend many people believe
that the falls have the power to cleanse people of their sins, and attracts
thousands of people every year for this reason. Whether or not you believe in
the legend this magnificent waterfall is a great place to go trekking with
friends and family!
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Irpu Falls with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. Continue along this road until you reach Nagarhole Road, and then follow this road until you reach SH89. From SH89 there will be signs directing you towards Irpu Falls. The entire trip is just under 250KM and should take a minimum of five hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Irpu Falls however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Irpu Falls in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore the
Irpu Falls as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk
for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three of the best things to see and do in Irpu Falls:
Trekking: The best way to see Irpu falls is to take the forest trek from Irpu Falls to the Brahmagiri Peak. Along the way you will also get to view the famous Rameshwara Temple situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River. Make sure to bring your camera as these falls are incredibly photogenic!
Swim in the Lakshmana Tirtha River: Due to the mysterious legend of Irpu falls, one of the best things to do is take a bath in the mystical healing powers of this river. Whether or not you believe in the legend, it is still great to see other people participating in the tradition and taking it seriously. It is truly a cultural sight for those looking for a unique Irpu Falls experience.
Nagarhole National Park: If you are visiting Irpu Falls make sure to also visit the nearby Nagarhole National Park. Full of wildlife and scenic beauty, this is a must see if you have sufficient time.
Insiders Tip: Bring binoculars for a unique chance to see birds and other wildlife!
The best time to visit Irpu Falls during monsoon season as this is when the falls will be at peak flow and more animals will be around.