Agaya Gangai Falls


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Distance (From Tiruchirappalli): 138 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: In Kolli Hills, 12 Km From Semmedu

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: This is situated in Kolli Hills and other places in Kolli Hills like Sri Arappaleeswarar Swamy Temple, Seekuparai Viewpoint, Selur View Point, Botanical Garden, Boat House can be visited together.

At a distance of 1 km trek from Sri Arappaleeswarar Swamy Temple at Ariyurnadu, 55 km from Namakkal, 92 km from Salem, 138 km from Trichy and 400 km from Chennai, Agaya Gangai or Akasa Ganga waterfall is located in Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats.

Akasa Ganga is an enchanting 300 feet waterfall formed on River Aiyaru. The fall is enclosed with the dense forest which increases its charm and grandeur. It is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by the mountains on all sides. The picturesque landscape created by the water fall is an ideal destination for the nature lovers.

The location is ideal for trekking and the breeze is pleasant. The water of the falls is considered to contain medicinal properties due to the varieties of medicinal herbs grown across the forest which makes it a natural spa. People here believe that taking bath in the water cures many diseases. Owing to this attribute, people from nearby areas take bath in the water so as to cure their diseases. On the 18th day of Tamil month of Aadi local people assemble here to pray and express their gratitude for river.

To reach the waterfall visitors have to walk down through 1300 steps which takes around 45 minutes one way. There is another route from Puliancholai, which takes about five hours trek to reach the falls. This route runs through dense forest and mountain regions. This trekking route is a difficult path and suitable for experienced trekkers.

The caves of Korakka Siddhar and Kalaanginatha Siddhar are situated near the Agaya Gangai waterfalls inside the forest area.

The best time to visit the waterfall is immediately after the monsoon season, June to August.