Irupu Falls, located 48 km from Virajpet on the way to Kutta from Gonikopppal, is both a picnic spot and pilgrimage center. The Falls is located in Kurchi village, not far away from the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole).
A stream flowing flowing down the Brahmagiri hill range, plunges down 170 feet in two stages with a resounding roar into a rocky valley surrounded by dense forest.
The Irpu Falls can be approached through a climbing path of one km from the Rameshwara Temple, located near the Lakshmana Theertha river. The temple with Kerala style architecture, attracts a large number of pilgrims during Shivarathri.
Irpu is also ideal for trekking. A forest trail from Irupu Falls leads to the Brahmagiri peak (5700 feet). Ideal time for trekking is between November and February.