Bulgaria’s nature hides many fabulous and remarkable places and Krushuna waterfalls are exactly one of them. They’re located in 35 km north-east of the town of Lovech, in Maarata area. It is the largest in the country travertine water cascade with many thresholds, pools and rich plant and animal species. For the convenience of the tourists there’s a built eco-trail, including more than 15 bridges located around the picturesque area. On both sides the eco-trail is surrounded by beautiful plants and freestone rocks. Bridges are divided into several routes to provide access to the whole area.
The first impression, which every visitor can get, is that this place is like a movie for some exotic film. Here time stops. In the peace and silence you can feel just your breathing and the rhythm of your heart. Take a deep breath and feel life filling your senses. This is a tale of beauty and the greatness of our nature, which creates the feeling that this world is a paradise on Earth. The water dripping on the rocks seems to carry some adventure and the flowing brooks formed from the clear water of the river, gives calmness and comfort. One can spend hours enjoying the exquisite natural view inspired by the crystal water of the waterfalls and the fresh-green vegetation of the area. The air is humid and saturated with water drops. In the highest point at the end of the eco-trail is the cave“Vodopada” where the water springs that descends from a height of over 15 meters and forms numerous rapids and small pools. The cave is not well laid out and entering into it without special equipment and training is prohibited. The area is completely impassable. Without the stairs and the trail you can’t get to the source of the waterfall. It is hidden in the eponymous cave. It’s followed by a narrow path that twists into the limestone rock. In the area there are many trails built that lead to local attractions. Nearby is the Devetashka cave. You can get to it through the bridge over the river Osam on the road to the village Devetaki. You need to move on the right bank of the river. The trail has tourist marking, but in places is missing. The cave has the largest entrance hall in Europe. It’s the biggest cave among the sixty caves in Devetashko plateu area.
Another great attraction that is impossible to miss is the Boninskata cave. It is located in 2.5 km from the village of Krushuna. Its total length is 4.5 kilometers. It is the biggest underwater lake in Bulgaria. Those who wish to make this extreme expedition should be in a good physical shape - in some parts of the transition you may need to crawl, climb with a rope or securing with a rope. Until you sit in the boat is relatively difficult, but it’s worth the experience - entities are amazingly beautiful and sailing on the lake - an uncomparable experience.
Interesting for tourists and guests of the village Karpachevo is the cave ladder-shaped inverted funnel. It is located about three kilometers west of the village and is accessible by walking, all-terrain bike or by car. In rainy weather driving on the road becomes more difficult. The cave is a perfectly circular underground hall with a diameter of about 40 meters. To access the cave you can go down by the metal ladder that was repaired in 2010 by the Association of the forests and people from the village. The cave is unique not only for its form - when the sun shines the sun ray stand at different angles in the cave depending on the season and the time in which you watch it.
This place is extremely challenging for the lovers of photography. Moisture in the cave evaporates in the lighted area and this game of light and steam lets you unleash your imagination. If you want to get deeper, you may need a flashlight. Rubber boots are also a good idea.