Sunday, August 14, 2016

The beauty of Sharavati

The Sharavati may be a short river - running about 128 kilometres in the State of Karnataka, India - but is no less grand than the Ganges!
It is one of the few westward flowing rivers of India and a large part of the river basin lies in the Western Ghats.The famous Jog Falls is formed by this river.

The Sharavati is 70 meters wide at it broadest point. After this point, it splices itself into four scenic cataracts known as the Jog Falls.
(The longest railway river bridge on the Konkan Railway route. Built over the Sharavati it is 2.060 kilometers long)

The Sharavati originates at a place called Ambutheertha in the Thirthahalli taluk. According to a legend of the times of Ramayana, this is the place where the Hindu God Rama broke Shiva's bow to win the hand of Sita. The Linganamakki dam, the Gerusoppa dam and the Sharavati Hydroelectric project are all located along the route of Sharavati generating about 1,350 MW of power.

Karnataka's Western Ghats are truly splendid!

Click here to read about Valparai - also in the Western Ghats

2 comments:

swathi k said...

Amazing serene shot.. n a quick grab of facts-swathi

Bharat R Ram said...

Thank you very much, Swathi for leaving a comment!