When I first started visiting the incredible waterfalls of the Kaveri River in Karnataka, India, they were undeveloped. Although every year many people died doing this, I knew someone who showed me the “safe route,” so I’d climb down the rock face to see some incredible sights, particularly during the Indian Monsoon:
They were also largely unvisited, because even the young IT engineers lacked the automobiles needed to easily reach this place.
I guess it is a good sign of development, because today the falls are quite developed, and it’s a common weekend day trip for the IT crowd. They don’t let you climb down onto the rock face anymore,
And the many restaurants and food stalls have encouraged the monkeys,