Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mysore and around Part 14 Sivasamudram

Date of Visit : 12-Feb-2011

About 65kms, East of Mysore, you will find the tiny island town of Shivasamudram in Mandya district.

The following facts gleaned from the internet makes an interesting reading...
"Monsoon season(during the month of July and August makes thiswaterfall swell to enormous proportion, when the river Kabini floods along with Cauvery creating a waterfall perhaps a thousand feet wide. The Hydro electric power stations is the first of its kind in Asia, in 1902, is still functional. It was commissioned by the Diwan of Mysore, Sir K Seshadri Iyer. The first town to receive the electricity from this station was Kolar Gold Fields, hence Kolar became the first town in Asia to get hydro electricity. ..."

More details on   Wikipedia here..!

1 pm on 12th day of February - neither right time of the day nor right month of the year to be at Sivasamudram. There was hardly any water flowing....rather trickling down..! Still I tried my best to capture what it looks like..Will try and visit it sometime during July, August to see it in full throttle..

This place is also called Bluff...I don't know who named it so... But, I know for sure, he or she must have visited it during Feb and felt bluffed..!(lol!)

Township starts here..
This should look awesome in winter with water gushing down 

Now you know where from I shot the falls..!

They always gang up against me.. mother & son...be it for a snap or otherwise!

My son cajoled me into posing..saying I look wonderful in that hat.. and later said wonderful in his dictionary means Funny..I agree (lol!!

If looks could kill.!.. I couldn't stay a minute longer ...I followed them to the car!

The Power plant..

This quiet place should be buzzing with activity and crowd in Jul , August..

I am sure, the following videos will give you a very nice perspective..


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  1. just amazing , but very water in the falls

  2. Another delightful trip with you and your family! I think you look quite well in the hat! I do love the waterfalls and your photos are breathtaking, fun and fascinating, as always! Hope you have a wonderful day!


  3. Sridharan, Loved the falls with emerald green water. Seems you had a long and enjoyable trip.

  4. Wonderful, just great... though there was less water but you more than made up for it by trying, looks a very beautiful place!!
    Have a great day:)

  5. Wonderful images. I was here when water was in full force.

  6. Despite being 'only a trickle' this waterfall is still impressive. I can only imagine its power when at full force.

  7. Great to see you enjoying your excursion with your family!
    You'll have to return as you said in winter to capture the gushing waters, that would interesting to compare the photos!

  8. Good to see a picture of you this time :) I guess often mother-son duo gang up on father...lol! I have done that too :)

  9. Thanks all for stopping by and caring to compliment with kind comments!

  10. Hi Sid.. True of many boys.. But I have been a father's pet out & out..But don't gang-up against my mom as I never venture into any loosing battles anyway..(lol!)

  11. All your photos are superb !!
    It is a pleasure to come on your page ! :))
    I also liked your good text, a very good post, congratulations !


  12. Thanks Mahon for your kind comments!


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