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Three Step Sadu Chiru Waterfall

Jun 21, 2015 11:52

Manipur is a state the present’s one with a host of picnic spots. As a matter of fact, many beautiful places still lie undiscovered or are not quite famous with tourists and travellers. It was a sunny May morning that I had planned to cover a famous waterfall in the state. My Manipuri friend accompanied me on this trip as well. 

The Sadu Chiru waterfalls are located in Laimaram, which happens to be a part of the district of Senapati, Manipur. The place can be easily accessed by car from the Imphal. Reserve a car or get a ride on the winger services to reach a place called Nambol.  Once there, you will need to reserve an auto rickshaw that will drive you up the extremely steep roads that lead to the water paradise. I would need to mention that the road leading to this quaint spot is dotted with picturesque villages and meadows straight out of a Heidi novel. Yes, Manipur is indeed the Switzerland of India. Small communities of huts, rare species of flowers and tranquility greets you along the way until you reach the spot where you’re your ears begin to detect the gurgling of water over rocks.

After a 15- 20 minute long drive uphill, you will come to the parking area of this hotspot. Be prepared, the journey has just began as you will have to climb a flight of steep steps and rock to get to the waterfall. The area is maintained by the Indian Army. However, despite the presence of hoardings asking visitors to keep the vicinity clean, the entrance is a little messy with soft drink cans and chips packets littered all over. Having completed the arduous journey of climbing the steps, the magnificent Sadu Chiru waterfalls welcome the tired travel with the sound of gushing water. One still needs to clim over rocks to enter the pool beneath the waterfall. Do be a little careful here as one can easily slip on the moss covered rocks and cut oneself on the sharp rocks. 

Walking up to the waterfall                        


The steps that lead one to the Sadu Chiru falls

I couldn’t wait!! I quickly got into my vest, got my slippers off and made my way into the pool below. The water, though inviting, is extremely cold when one comes in contact with it for the first time. A few moments later, we were happily enjoying ourselves washing under the waterfall. We were not the only ones there as many locals and tourists were also making the most of nature’s gift to them. Everyone seemed to be mesmerised by the beauty of the place and the waterfall that offered a refreshing experience. 


We stayed in the water for a good 20 minutes until we began to shiver. Out of the water, we soon dried ourselves and headed to the parking lot to grab a bite. All the climbing and wading in the water does make one hungry. We were given the option of buying local Manipuri dishes like rice with uti and iromba, nadi and chicken or snack on some chips and biscuits. I chose the latter and sipped on a hot cup of coffee while sunbathing.Soon our auto arrived and it was time to make our way down to the winger car stand to catch a car back to Imphal.

Jun 21, 2015 11:52

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Bryan Khan    Kolkata

Bryan received his education at The Assembly of God Church School, Kolkata. Passionate about literature, he graduated from Xavier’s, Kolkata and Buntain Theological College with English, Theology and Philosophy as core subjects. Having graduated worked in the corporate scene (IT Sector). Quit the corporate scene recently to start own writing studio. Has been working as a freelance writer since 2013. Travelling the country excites Bryan. 

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