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Gaganachukki Falls

Gaganachukki Falls
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-10
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L5
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-22 8:54
Viewed: 7759
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Gaganachukki Falls just after the monsoonsNear the town is the famous Shivanasamudra waterfall. The Kaveri River splits here into two branches and each branch cascades down rocky cliffs. The more popularly viewed cascade is known as Gaganachukki and the other cascade is known as Bharachukki. These spectacular waterfalls are surrounded by hill forests of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

[edit] Gaganachukki
The Gaganachukki is 98 m tall, and has a maximum recorded flow of 667,000 cubic feet per second (19,000 mł/s). One of Asia's first hydro-electric power stations, still functional, is located at the waterfall. This is where hydroelectric power was harnessed for the second time (after Darjeeling) in Asia and the electricity thus produced was used in the Gold Mines of Kolar. Thus, Kolar Gold Fields became the first city in Asia to get hydro electricity. One can view these waterfalls from the Hydel Power viewing end or the Dargah end. The Gaganachukki itself has 2 facades, the western facade and the eastern facade. Many enthusiastic youngsters trek down the hillside towards the cascade and enjoy the water spray. One can ask the locals for directions to the Dargah and view the upstream end of the falls. The upstream is particularly awe inspiring after the monsoons when the Kaveri River is full.

This is one of the most beautiful falls in India as well as Karnataka.

Note:- The picture shown here is only one portion of the falls.

Thank you

Mikolaj, earthtraveler, nglen, jaycee, dkaved has marked this note useful
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Hello Arjun! Wonderful nature. Power of nature. Amazing dynamic landscape. Best regard!

Hello Arjun,
Fine POV and composition of this beautiful falls. Good bluring of the water. TFS

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  • slavko (36)
  • [2008-01-22 10:36]

Hi Arjun!
Yes, power of nature! Good foto! Dynamic full !
Good luck!

Hi Arjun,

Good composition and exposure time long enough.
Exellent colours also the sharpness is very good.

Regards Gert

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-22 12:22]

Hi Arjun. a very nice compostion od the water falls. a good POV showing such a large view. with good colour and detail. well done TFS,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-22 12:56]

Hi Arjun,

A nice wide view of these falls. I love how you captured them from the top and then as it hits the water. A nice composition leaving enough of the rocks and green.


Hi Arjun,
Looks like a beautiful place to visit as this is mother nature at its best.Nicely composed to give an angle to the falls and you also included the pool.Lacking maybe a little bit of life so I had a go at a workshop.Let me know what you think.
Regards, David

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