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Waterfall safety

Manali is known for its scenic beauty and some beautiful waterfalls add grace to the valley. Some of the well-known waterfalls are Jogini waterfall, Baroad Parsha waterfall, Rahla falls and Jana falls. Everybody likes to visit these waterfalls when they are in Manali but waterfall safety are must be needed while visiting these waterfalls. Below is the list of some waterfall safety one should keep in mind while exploring these waterfalls:

Stay on developed trails and don't stray from observation decks and platforms. Maximum waterfalls are off-road destinations and there are narrow trails towards the waterfall.

Pay attention to the warning signs and rules you see posted near waterfalls. Maximum time waterfalls are in remote areas and you have to follow and pay attention to the signs boards and rules of the area set by villages and administration.

Never climb on or around waterfalls. Rocks are more slippery than they look. After reaching the waterfall, one may be lost in the beauty of the waterfall and start climbing near the rocks to take photos. It may be dangerous as rocks are very slippery near the waterfall.

Never jump off waterfalls or dive into plunge pools. Rocks and logs are often beneath the surface of the water but difficult to see. Currents caused by a waterfall can drag and keep you underwater.

Watch children carefully. Children should always be under the immediate supervision of adults when visiting any waterfalls. Pets should also be supervised. They can easily underestimate the slickness of rocks and the flow of water.

Never play in the stream or river above a waterfall. You can easily be swept over the falls by currents. Do not try to take photos or selfies at the top of a waterfall. People lose their footing while paying attention to their photo set-up and fall over.

Slippery rocks and mud are common along trails as you near waterfalls. Use extra caution on the trail as you approach waterfalls.

Since many waterfalls are in remote areas, a medical rescue could take hours. There is very rare that there is a proper road to the waterfall. So take extra care and pay attention to the basics.

Wear hiking shoes with a good grip. Flip flops and sandals make you particularly vulnerable to slipping or injuring yourself.

Bring a picnic and plenty of water. Reaching some waterfalls around Manali require a challenging hike.

Plan ahead to ensure you will be back to your campsite or parking area before sunset. Maximum waterfalls in Manali are easily reachable within a day. But during some trek, it takes time and even prepares for night halt if the journey is long.

Winter is an exceptional time to visit waterfalls in Manali, as trees drop their leaves and reveal sweeping views. Watch for icy patches along the trail and on decks and overlook areas from the mist of the waterfalls.

Maximum waterfalls are away from the hustle-bustle of the crowd and hence there is no pollution. Take care of nature and don’t little around the waterfalls. Make proper use of dustbins.

Waterfall safety

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