A Waterfall Near Prini, Himachal Pradesh

by Mridula on October 30, 2011

in Canon D550,himachal pradesh,Photography

Recently we spent a few days at Jagatsukh near Manali. We stayed at the home of Mr. Ramakant whom Seshadri knows because of his trekking in the region. It was a fabulous vacation, particularly for Chhavi as she had friendly kids of her own age to play with. On the last evening of the trip I decided to take my new Canon D550 for a walk. Seshadri and Chhavi were having their extended afternoon nap.

I walked on the Jagatsukh-Prini-Manali road. The total distance is 6 km but I walked only up to Prini that is 3 km and back. Prini has both Club Mahindra and Holiday Inn and I think they have picked up an excellent location. I also saw a lot of signs for home stays along the route.

Waterfall near the Manali-Prini-Jagatsukh Road

Waterfall near the Manali-Prini-Jagatsukh Road

But back to my waterfall story. While walking towards Prini, I saw this waterfall and clicked a picture from the road itself. Then I walked on, stopped at a tea shop and then turned back. While walking back I realized I could actually get closer to the waterfall!

Waterfall near the Road to Prini, Himachal Pradesh

Waterfall near the Road to Prini, Himachal Pradesh

I quickly took the narrow dirt track and got close to the waterfall. Before I even realized my one leg was on one rock and another on a different one. I was still not happy with the angle I was getting, I wanted more of the mountain. Without thinking much, I was about to step on the next rock. But something made me pause. The next rock looked a little unstable. A voice in my head told me, “one more step and it could be a cold and costly mistake, again.” I heeded to the voice and decided to remain content with whatever I could click from the firmer grounds.

Waterfall near Prini

The Waterfall that Nearly Seduced Me!

So this was the last picture I took. If I could take that leap I might have got more of the waterfall and the peak in the picture. But if I missed a step the water was much much colder than Andaman and this camera was brand new as well!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

dia pinto October 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

hi Mridula, loved reading your blog. I’m planning to travel up & off manali…. prini, jagatsukh sound nice & quiet… any suggestions on reasonable places to stay…. or other quiet locations to head too… off road driving is ok, as we have an SUV.. we’re really looking for a quiet peaceful place, acco in the range of 1200-2500 per nite..
look forward to hearing from


Mridula April 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi Dia I somehow didn’t see this comment. As I said there are Holiday Inn and Club Mahindra as well as home stays in the area but no personal experience as we stay with our friend and his family.


John November 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Quite the story! I’ve had some close encounters with unstable rocks and I’ve always taken that voice in my head pretty seriously. The last thing I want is to end up swimming with my camera, it’d be a long, cold and frustrating hike back to the car if I did!

Thanks for the comment on DPS :)


Mridula November 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

John many thanks for the visit, I really enjoyed your post and the pictures at DPS.


Mridula October 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Julia whenever you want to head that way, let me know, I will put you in touch with our host.

Anu it is quite close to Manali too.

Thanks Ramakrishnan, I have already managed to trip with my first SLR on sea shore!

Yes Meena, and this is a brand new camera!


Meena Menon October 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Once bitten twice shy :) . But well betta be safe than sorry…….

Beautiful pics.. One of thos smal quirky gentle ones….


R.Ramakrishnan October 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Nice pics of the waterfall. Caution & discretion are always better than valor !


Anu October 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm

The place looks so nice! Quite an incentive to make me want to go there too :D


Julia Dutta October 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Hi Mridula!

Nice post. I wish you did get one of the Home stay adds and tel number. Happy Diwali, anyways!



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