Picturesque View of Muthyala Maduvu

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Timings : Monday-Sunday- 6:00AM-6:00PM

Time Required : 1 day

Entry Fee : There is no entry fee to visit Pearl Valley. But you have to pay a toll tax of Rs.30, set by the government, to enter a barricade. Apart from this, you will need to pay a parking fee of Rs10 if you get your own car.

Muthyala Maduvu, Bangalore Overview

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.

Etymology

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.

Biodiversity

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

1. Picnic

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. 

2. Trekking

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.

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Best Time To Visit Muthyala Maduvu

The best time to visit and relish a trip to Muthyala Maduvu is between the months of August and November. The clouds precipitate during this period making the waterfalls look heavenly. The mist that surrounds the place during this time is simply magical.

How To Reach Muthyala Maduvu

By Air: The nearest airport to Muthyala Maduvu is Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore which is well connected with major cities in India. The airport is at a distance of around 40 km from Muthyala Maduvu. From there rental cars and buses are available that will drop you off at your desired destination.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Bangalore Railway station which at a distance of around 43 km form Muthyala Maduvu. From there buses and rental cars are easily available that will take you to Muthyala Maduvu.
By Road: From Bangalore, a trip to Muthyala Maduvu is around 40 km. The way to Muthyala Maduvu through NH7 is smooth and without potholes.

Best Time to Visit Pearl Valley

Pearl Valley can be visited at any time of the year. However, if you want to witness the true beauty of the waterfall, which creates a pearl like illusion, monsoon is the best time for that.

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