08 Apr 2017 | Views : 1416
Discover nature's handiwork in the form of this tiny island-town, 65 km east of Mysore. Forested hills and lush green valleys cradle a small hamlet and two fine temples. Together, they provide a startlingly calm setting for the Cauvery River as it plummets from a height of 75m into a deep, rocky gorge with a deafening roar, to form two picturesque falls, Barachukki and Gaganachukki.
When the Cauvery is in spate, watching the river crash into a cloud of foaming spray can be an exhilarating experience. During the monsoon (June-September), the falls are at there impressive best. Downstream from the falls is Asia's first hydroelectric project, established in 1902.