The bottom of the falls can be reached only with the help of coracles called Parisal in the local language. Parisals are circular basket boats woven together with bamboo shoots and sticks and covered in buffalo hide or plastic. The boats have retained the same design, structure and features for over the last 100 years. These boats are used to cross the Cauvery River brimming with its undercurrents and to ride through the turbulent waters to the base of the waterfall. The more adventurous traveler can ask the boatman to spin the coracle.
As the coracle comes close to the base of the waterfall your attention goes to the local children standing high above on rocks, about 30 feet up, waiting to show their diving skills.