Shivanasamudra Falls is the sight for the very first hydro-electric power station in Asia. It was constructed in 1902. Found in the island-town of Shivanasamudram in the Mandya District of Karnataka, South India, this famous waterfall is formed by the Kaveri River as it drops after traversing the Deccan Plateau landscape. Shivanasamudram actually divides the river into two and therefore creating twin waterfalls. As a result, the Shivanasamudra Falls looks as though it is more than just one waterfall.
The Kaveri River forms two branches of waterfalls, the Gaganachukki falls (western branch) and the Bharachukki falls (eastern branch). Gaganakuchi falls is further split into two segments, the one on the left side and the other on the right, and these two [Read more…]