Iruppu falls

This is a sacred spot in south Kodagu on the Brahmagiri range of hills. River Lakshmana-tirtha flows nearby. Legend says that Rama and Lakshmana passed this way while searching for Sita. Rama asked Lakshmana to fetch some drinking water for him. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri hills and brought into being the river Lakshmanatirtha. The river descends into a cataract known as the Iruppu Falls. This place is said to possess the power to cleanse one!!!s sins and is visited by thousands of devotees on Shivaratri day. There is a temple dedicated to Rama, surrounded by paddy fields, from which point it is a climb up to the falls through natural forest.