Muthyala Maduvu, popularly known as Pearl Valley is located around 40 kilometres away from Bengaluru and around 5 kilometres from Anekal. This beautiful picnic spot is located within a valley which is nestled amidst the hills. Pearl Valley is rich in flora and fauna, and houses many exotic species of birds, owning to the waterfall. The main attraction of Pearl Valley is a mesmerising waterfall and drops of water falling from the rock surfaces creates an illusion of a pearl-like appearance, hence the name ‘pearl valley’. For trekkers, this is a great option as the dense forest through the mountains, offers great adrenaline rush. The only thing to beware of are the monkeys in this area.
In Kannada, Muthyala means ‘Pearl’ while Maduvu means ‘Pond/Pool’. The place is called Muthyala Maduvu because of its beauty and moreover because of the fact that when the water flows from the waterfalls it feels as if pearls are falling in a string which feels mystical.
Muthyala Maduvu is rich in Flora and Fauna. The valley is full of mysterious dense forest covered which a wide variety of species. The chirpings of colourful birds can be heard in the peaceful forests and vivid butterflies can be spotted roaming freely. The forest is home to elephants and wild bears. Many rare and blooming flowers are also members of this lush green forest.
Places to Visit
1. Muthyala Maduvu Falls
The serene waterfall is the highlight of Muthyala Maduvu. The water falls from a height of 100 ft and it feels as if pearls are transcending from heaven. The Muthyala Maduvu Falls is a perfect place to relax and you can even dive into the pool that is formed because of the waterfall.
2. Pearl Valley
True to its name, the Pearl valley is splendid covered with verdant trees and blossoming flower. A walk in this valley will rejuvenate your soul and your lungs will finally get to breathe in fresh air. The valley is picturesque and will leave you awestruck.
3. Ashok Chandra Complex
Located at a distance of about 15 km from Muthyala Maduvu, this is the place for shopaholics. This shopping complex is the best place to buy souvenirs to take back home as memories. The complex has a wide range of handicraft and traditional products to choose from.
4. Taj Mahal
You might be thinking that how did Taj Mahal shift its location from Agra to here. Well, a replica of one of the Seven Wonders of the World is located at a distance of 16 km from Muthyala Maduvu. Even if you have visited Agra, you can still visit this place and take in the grandeur of this place.
5. Shiva Temple
On top of the waterfall is an ancient temple devoted to Lord Shiva. Every morning a puja is conducted in the temple and you must attend it because you will feel pious after that. Many devotees visit this temple every day to pray and seek blessings.
6. Nilgiri Plantations
Near the waterfall top is a beautiful Nilgiri plantation. The amazing view of the plants swaying with the wind is quite a sight to see. Take a leisurely stroll in this plantation and be amazed by its beauty.
Things to Do
Have a picnic near the Muthyala Maduvu waterfall or in the forest to enjoy the true beauty of this place. Sit by the clear water dipping your toes and enjoy scrumptious food while relaxing and soaking in the scenic beauty around.
If you want to pump up your adrenaline level, a trek among the dense forests in Muthyala Maduvu is a must. The dense forests are replete with flora and fauna and you would be mesmerized to see them. The trek also has a number of petit waterfalls on the way where you can sit and relax.
3. Bird watching
Being rich in flora and Fauna, at Pearl Valley, you can find different varieties of birds. Pearl Valley is a favourite amongst avid bird watchers.
4. Swimming in the lake
There is a small lake beside the waterfall. It is not too deep so you can enjoy a few splashes with your friends.
Muthyala Maduvu with its pleasant weather and the enchanting landscape is just the right place to spend some peaceful time away from the cacophony of the city life. Even a single day in this place will fill your heart with happiness. The trek among the forest will make you feel accomplished and will refresh you.