November 30, 2009

Barachukki Waterfalls

Barachukki falls is the more awe inspiring (and my personal favorite) of the 2 falls at Shivanasamudra (Literally means Lord Shiva's Sea). Bharachukki is about 2 Km away from Gaganachukki Falls, River Cauvery splits into Western and Eastern branch. The western branch results in Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls.

Barachukki is a jagged crashing cascade, its a segmented waterfall where the water flow is broken into many channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. These falls are beautiful and during the monsoon the falls swell to about 1, 000 feet wide and its a sight to behold.

A particular section of a Barachukki falls (Picture below) resembles a horse shoe or a inverted "U" shape and looks like a mini Niagra Falls when the water flow is at its peak


Best time to vist these falls is monsoon, even though it was Peak season when i visit this place the water was less due to lack of rain.

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17 comments:

  1. Wow what a wonderful place! Must have been gorgeous in real life to see and hear all the water.

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  2. Oh! That is breathtaking, Sam! How incredible it must be to see it for real! Magnificent shots! Thanks for the beauty!

    Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  3. one word: AWESOME!


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  4. What a beautiful sight to see after a long hike! I live near Niagara and these are much prettier, I think.

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  5. It does look nice even when though is not at the fullest. Your photo is wonderful and it is a beautiful fals.

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  6. Nice capture
    :) But in last one blurred faces are killing the charm (due to longer aperture time)

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  7. Oh! How I wish to be there now!

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  8. Fantastic shot of the waterfalls. You have captured a very nice view of the spot.

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  9. Thank you everyone for your comments

    @ Marie and Sylvia
    It was an amazing experience seeing the falls in person

    @Bhupesh
    could not help with the blurred face there Bhupesh, When i visited there it already late, Sun was down and light was fading away very fast it was crowded with tourists and everyone wanted to get their shots,

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  10. I intend to visit this place again (not sure when) hopefully i'll come up with some better shots

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  11. Hey Mam

    Thank you for your comments, coming from you I take it as a real honour.
    You've a really awesome collection here.
    What Camera do you use?

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  12. Wow, this place is so awesome! No wonder they say "Nothing can beat nature" ;)

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  13. What a place!! So many watherfalls you have nearby, much be such a joy and a geat experiene. beautiful Athony.

    Cold days in Norway these days. blue sky, biut -7 0Celsius. Waiting for the snow for Christmas you know. Dark days, 15 a clock is all dark outside, therefor it helps with a bit snow also.

    I juse the simpliest Nikon camera D 40 you know, and so far it all ok for my jind of use :-)

    Have a nice eventing my friend.

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  14. Awesome falls and great pics! I have to visit this place too. How is winter time for a visit here?

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  15. What a beautiful place and beautiful views!

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  16. I LOST MY FRIEND EVEN THOUGH WAS A GOOD SWIMMER TO THIS FALLS YESTERDAY PLEASE DONT GO SWIMMING IN THIS FALLS.........

    MY FRIEND WILL ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS NUMBER 48...
    48TH TO DROWN IN BHARACHUKKI FALLS THIS YEAR (2011)...
    FOR OFFICIALS IT IS ROUTINE... FOR DEAD BODY PULLERS ITS BUSINESS...
    PLEASE SPREAD AWARENESS SO THAT SOME KIND OF PRECAUTIONS CAN BE TAKEN.. AND OFFICIALS WAKE UP,,,

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