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Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls, Jewel of the West

Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls (also known as Olumirin waterfalls) is located in Erin-Ijesha, it is a tourist attraction located in Oriade local government area, Osun State, Nigeria. The waterfalls was discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa. However, according to The Nation,”Olumirin waterfall was discovered by hunters in 1140 AD” Another source has it that the tourist site was discovered by a woman called Akinla, founder of Erin-Ijesha town and a granddaughter of Oduduwa,during the migration of Ife people to Erin- Ijesa

The fall features seven floors, on top of which the village Abake is located

The waterfall is said to have medicinal properties and people came from all over to drink from the waterfall and be healed

While the 1st 6 levels are in Osun state, the 7th level is in another state (Ekiti) which is not surprising as the falls moves through mountains stretching into kilometers.

Tourists particularly love Erin-Ijesha water falls because it gives you the feeling of both hiking and enjoying the serenading feelings of a stream falling on you.

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