The Irupu Falls is located in the Brahmagiri Range in Kodagu district of Karnataka,bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole.The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls,derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. A forest trail leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu. Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. The famous Shiva temple and the Rameshwara Temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River, en route to the Falls, This temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri.
The best time to visit the place is during the monsoons, when the Falls is at full capacity with breathtaking scenery. Irupu is around 260 km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore. The Falls can be visited by the highway from Gonikopal to Nagerhole National Park off the Kutta Road after Srimangala. By air mysore Airport is the nearest.