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Just now, Ranger said:

Lets do it in August? 

First/Second week are good to go.

 

Please fix a date.
I know it is too early to plan.
But without fixing a date we will forget about it.

 

My question to all the members? If we can cover all the waterfalls in two/three days.

Where to start?
Where to stay?

On which date?

How many members willing to join?

 

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58 minutes ago, karthik said:

How many members willing to join?

Like you have mentioned, we will have to fix the dates first to see how many members would be available! August has a long weekend (Aug 15 combined with Planned Leaves I mean), most of them would have had planned it already if I am not wrong since it is hardly only a month away from now!

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They look so beautiful in pics ... I really hope that they look the same in reality .. we being part of a humble nation tend to spoil anything that is beautiful with litter and trash ...lets see how they are once we go there ...

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23 hours ago, karthik said:

Please fix a date.

 

As sagar suggested, we will plan the drive as soon as we are back. 

 

22 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

August has a long weekend (Aug 15 combined with Planned Leaves I mean), most of them would have had planned it already if I am not wrong since it is hardly only a month away from now!

 

August 15th looks ideal for the drive.

But lets see, since many members would have planned some trip on the long weekend.

 

21 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

I really hope that they look the same in reality

 

I have visited few of they, very beautiful places to explore. 

Only issue is lack of facilities.

 

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I'm badly missing coorg meetup.

 

If you guys are driving unofficially let me know..I'm interested in joining.

Telangana waterfalls expedition 😎

 

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7 minutes ago, karthik said:

I'm badly missing coorg meetup.

there are couple of slots still open as per @Ranger so you you can still travel along with them..

 

7 minutes ago, karthik said:

Telangana waterfalls expedition 😎

Awaiting the plan for this..

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1 minute ago, ksa171983 said:

there are couple of slots still open as per @Ranger so you you can still travel along with them..

 

Got the info..

Have a client visit at work.
Else could have joined for the meetup.

 

2 minutes ago, ksa171983 said:

Awaiting the plan for this.

 

We will do it August.  

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I feel August or 1st week of September should be a good time to explore the falls :) 

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We (With My Friends) had a recent visit to Kuntala Waterfalls on 06/16/2018. Water was in good flow and now it is expected more heavily water falls. Here is the latest pics...sorry if pictures doesn't look good, it was taken from cell phone.

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Thanks for sharing the current status of the flow @Anand Singh.. :) I guess, the day was sunny during your drive. The place around the falls always looks dry to me. May be because of the rocky terrain around.

Usually during this time of the year, the flow is even more high but I feel this year lacked rains so far and that should be the reason for this :( 

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On 7/21/2018 at 12:19 AM, Anand Singh said:

Water was in good flow and now it is expected more heavily water falls.

 

This year rains are pretty low around Telangana.

From your pictures, i can see that flow is on the lower side.

 

During monsoon, flow is very high.

I heard there is a fence around waterfalls,

We can't reach the foot hills of waterfalls, Is it true? 

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On 7/23/2018 at 9:45 AM, sagar said:

The place around the falls always looks dry to me

Exactly! Water flow is low, usually by this time water levels / flow will generally be high covering the rocky surface

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12 hours ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Exactly! Water flow is low, usually by this time water levels / flow will generally be high covering the rocky surface

 

I think, we should do Bogatha falls soon... I have seen my friend's recent trip to Bogatha and the water flow is quite good at the moment :D 

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3 hours ago, sagar said:

Bogatha and the water flow is quite good at the moment

Bogatha water flow is good in Summers too when compared to the other falls around! But we do not have any options of food close by! will have to carry everything before we go. 

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On 7/23/2018 at 12:15 AM, sagar said:

Thanks for sharing the current status of the flow @Anand Singh.. :) I guess, the day was sunny during your drive. The place around the falls always looks dry to me. May be because of the rocky terrain around.

Usually during this time of the year, the flow is even more high but I feel this year lacked rains so far and that should be the reason for this :( 

Yes, it was a hot day :cooler: @sagar and sudden plan just to drive on the highway peacefully 😊

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On 7/23/2018 at 7:21 AM, Ranger said:

 

This year rains are pretty low around Telangana.

From your pictures, i can see that flow is on the lower side.

 

During monsoon, flow is very high.

I heard there is a fence around waterfalls,

We can't reach the foot hills of waterfalls, Is it true? 

True, We should not do that as per security restrictions but  their are no security/police, so people do what ever they want and i saw many people climbing on top of the falls.So would advise the travellers not to climb on to the hills to get access to the water falls.ONE SLIP AND YOU CAN LOOSE BALANCE AND GO STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FALLS WHICH ARE AT A HEIGHT OF Approx more than 100 ft. 

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