Friday, February 13, 2009

Gaganachukki Bharachukki Water Falls


This place is known by several names: Bluff, Shivanasamudra, Shimsha falls, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Water Falls… enough to confuse those who do not know the place…

This trip was with family. Mom, Dad, Bro and yours truly.

There is so much scenic beauty in Karnataka around Bangalore and Mysore.

I enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

On both sides of the road one can see acres and acres of sprawling green fields. On those countless bus journeys between Bangalore and Mysore in the last few years, I have wished I could stop the driver, get down and stand before the fields, take in all the beauty around me and take some pictures too…

Our wishes are granted ...so often …

This time the driver was none other than my brother and I took full advantage of it…



Didn’t I tell you coconut tree is the most photogenic of all trees?
Like a fountain of fronds held together by a tall slender stem….
Like fireworks in the sky…
Like the pillars of a temple…


This is Gaganachukki falls.


We were not able to get down unlike the previous time. They had blocked the trail with barbed wires. A few of those intrepid but mindless fellows must have fallen and died… too bad…




We spent sometime here and drove towards Bharachukki water falls. Of the two falls, I like this one more. On the way we stopped at this place…



You pass by this place called Madhyaranga before you reach Bharachukki falls. This is a Ranganatha temple.



This is Bharachukki falls.



There are steps all the way down to the falls.


When we reached the bottom…



The brimming river hides a bed made of sharp rocks. Don’t even think about swimming here.



I wanted to float on one those charming boats but my kin would not let me…

All of us sat here for sometime and then returned to our car.

On our way back, we passed by some more beautiful fields.

A field of marigold … I wish this was my garden…



When I stand before a beautiful picture as this, I think green is the most beautiful colour… the colour of prosperity, the colour of nature, the colour of India…but then, when the clouds drift and the blue sky shows, I am not sure…





3 comments:

Satish said...

Karnataka is blessed with nature's beauty. There are so many water falls to visit..JOG Falls, Shivanasamudra, Abbey Falls, Iruupi Falls, Sirimane falls, Gokak Falls....the list continues....

richa said...

I want to visit bharchuki falls in february can anybody advice me is this the right time to visit?

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