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Weekend trip to Shivanasamudra and Talakad

Shivanasamudra waterfalls is 139 km from my city, Bangalore. The river Kaveri, after flowing through the rocks and ravines of Deccan Plateau drops off to form twin waterfalls...


The Gaganachukki waterfalls is 98m high... 


Bharachukki falls are a few kilometers to the south-west of the Gaganachukki falls...


We went for a coracle ride. The boatman took us right under the waterfall making us completely drenched...


It was fun playing in the water...








There are some monkeys who are happy among themselves...






The time of best flow are the monsoon season of July to October...


A few kilometers away is Talakad, where the eastward flowing Kaveri river changes course as the sand on its banks spreads over a wide area. The coracle ride here was much serene...


There are five famous Shiva temples in Talakad. It once had over 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in sand...


The temples have some interesting stone carvings...






This five headed snake and stone chain is quite incredible....

More pictures on my Facebook page.

50 comments:

  1. Nice, Lot of water. The monkey with corn pic is very good.

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  2. Wow.. Good that you got a chance to go in coracle.. Nice article.

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    1. Thanks, the coracle ride was fun, although a bit wobbly.

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  3. The monkey looks like he's afraid you'll go for his ear of corn!!!
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/bug-eyes.html

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  4. Beautiful post. The water falls are fantastic. Wishing you a wonderful day!

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  5. Such lovely photos :) Nature truly is so majestic and you've captured everything so well!

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  6. wow I feel like I went on this trip with you! those waterfalls were amazing.....

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  7. oh wow! The falls look marvellous and that boat ride! Was the water very rough?

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    1. Flow in the falls is rapid. Water in the river wasn't very rough, though.

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  8. Awesome view & clicks
    Thanks for your post

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  9. WOW!!! Beautiful locations! I love the waterfalls best.

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  10. This is a really nice trip ! Thanks for sharing !

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  11. The first monkey pic looks like a little old man. These are some really nice shots. Visiting from the Photo Friday Linkup. ~Lowanda

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  12. What a diverse place waterfalls, historic ruins and wildlife.

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  13. Long time Shiju, Lovely pictures, reminded of my trips last week, motivated to dig into my pic and post it. watch out

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    1. Yeah, really long time. You should post those pictures. Waiting eagerly.

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  14. Awesome series, I love the pretty falls and the monkeys are cute. Great photos and post.

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    1. Hello, I am just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    2. Thank you. You too have a fulfilling weekend.

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  15. very nice shots! the one with the monkey is surely the best!

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  16. What a gorgeous location! I would be in awe of those waterfalls. I love the corn nibbling monkey. They are so cute, and yet I know what little thieves they can be. We were around them in Thailand and Singapore.

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  17. Beautiful post. Love the waterfalls. Spectacular.

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  18. What a fantastic trip to share on Friday Features this week. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  19. I love that monkey with his ear of corn! Such a little old man he is! The temples are amazing! I've never seen anything like that.

    Gorgeous photos as usual! Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday!

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  20. Gorgeous monkey shots as well as the waterfalls. Have a lovely weekend.

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  21. temples and falls are exquisite

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  22. such gorgeous falls! cute monkeys.

    i love the feet photo. :)

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  23. Beautiful pictures and it makes me wish I ws close enough to visit as I love Waterfalls.

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  24. Wonderful series. The waterfalls are really beautiful. To go under the falls in the coracle must have been such a thrill. The many ornate carvings on the temples are incredible.

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  25. Those are great pictures, looks like a fine time was had by all!
    ~

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  26. Impressive falls!

    I look forward to your visit and comment on my blog. Thank you.

    Shadowy Ladybug

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  27. such beautiful waterfalls. Did you bring the corn for the monkey or did he steal it?

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    1. The monkeys over there were not invasive. Probably some visitor offered him that corn.

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  28. Wow, those temples are so intricate. The falls look amazing. Thanks for sharing them :)

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  29. Beautiful pictures :) looks like a great place to be..

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  30. What a fab trip and photos I enjoyed those :-)

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  31. Amazing and stunning place! So many wonders in there!

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  32. It was the monkey on a linky that brought me here as I posted about monkeys on the weekend. But wow, what a waterfall and the carvings on the temple are pretty magnificent. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

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  33. Gorgeous waterfalls and the monkey is cute too!

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  34. What fun pictures! I love the monkeys!

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  35. What a beautiful place! And the picture of the monkey with the food is such a great shot.

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  36. I went through every delightful photo on your Shiju's Photography site & enjoyed seeing these as well. How did you protect your camera during that boat ride? I guess one must carry a waterproof bag on such adventures!!!

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  37. I went through every delightful photo on your Shiju's Photography site & enjoyed seeing these as well. How did you protect your camera during that boat ride? I guess one must carry a waterproof bag on such adventures!!!

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  38. I went through every delightful photo on your Shiju's Photography site & enjoyed seeing these as well. How did you protect your camera during that boat ride? I guess one must carry a waterproof bag on such adventures!!!

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  39. Nice pics. I went there couple of years ago and felt the tourist facilities were really bad at Shivanasamudram.. dont know if it has improved now.

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  40. Ideal place for nature lovers, good for bird photography and there is an eco-friendly resort ChukkiMane (www.chukkimane.com) providing excellent vegetarian food. Best for On day visit and night stay. Best for families. I had spent a worth day last month.

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