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Attractive South Indian Locations Featured In A.R. Rahman Songs

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Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:46 [IST]
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Hogenakkal falls in Dharmapuri!

Attractive South Indian Locations Featured In A.R. Rahman Songs

Hogenakkal Falls- PC : Mithun Kundu

From the evergreen 'Chinna Chinna Asai' in 'Roja' to the melodic 'Nadhiye Nadhiye' in 'Rhythm', Hogenakkal falls has served as a splendid backdrop for some of the sublime songs.

Hogenakkal falls on the Kaveri river located in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, which is sometimes referred as the ' Niagara of India' is one of the most visited places of all times. Hogenakkal falls is considered to be one of the best waterfalls in India and is a major tourist attraction. The falls has about 14 channels with drops varying between 15 & 65 ft.

The Coracle ride one has to take to reach the vicinity of falls is a major tourist appeal in itself. The challenging water currents adds adventure to the ride. The sight of Kaveri river forking into multiple streams and falling through multiple steps is a sight to behold. Hats off to this mesmerising beauty!

Athirapally Waterfalls in Thrissur !

Attractive South Indian Locations Featured In A.R. Rahman Songs

Athirapally Waterfalls

Who would have failed to notice the exotic locales in the 'Behne de' / 'Usure Pogudhe' song from 'Raavan' / 'Raavanan' showcasing the steep hills and spiralling milky waterfalls ?! It is shot at the mesmerizing backdrop of Athirapally Waterfalls. 'Oru Deivam Thandha Poove' from Kannathil Muthamittal and 'Narumugaiye Narumugaiye' from Iruvar was also shot here. The scenic beauty of Athirapally falls has been a subject to countless movies and songs.

Athirapally falls, the largest Waterfall in Kerala, is situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala. The waterfall dropping from a height of 80 feet falls through several parallel streams offering an exceptional sight to the travellers. The top of Athirapally falls offers a breathtaking view of Sholayar hills and what more can you expect? Visit these falls to witness it's full glory during the monsoons.

Kalyana Theertham/ The Agasthiyar Falls in Tirunelveli !

Attractive South Indian Locations Featured In A.R. Rahman Songs

Agasthiyar falls - PC : sankaracs

The song 'Azhagaana Raakshasiye' from Mudhalvan was shot in this stunning location of Kalyana Theertham in Tirunelveli. The Kalyana Theertham, which is at a height of 125 metre above the famous Agasthiyar Falls, supplies water to the Agasthiyar Falls.

Agasthiyar falls is located close to Papanasam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. As per the Hindu legend, it is the place where sage Agasthya got a view of Lord Shiva in his marriage costume. The place is reached after a strenuous trek of 24 km through the wild. The river cascades into a drop of 125m vertically which is the Agasthiyar falls. The pool of the falls is called Kalyana Theertham. There is also a famous Shiva temple. Wow, blend of divinity and nature! Don't you think it's a great combo?


Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu !

Attractive South Indian Locations Featured In A.R. Rahman Songs

Mahabalipuram- PC : Yoga Balaji

The romantic duet 'En mel Vizhunda' from the movie 'May Madham' definitely finds a place in everyone's music list. The song features the gloriousness of Mahabalipuram in the backdrop.

Mahabalipuram is a town in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is a famous ancient historic town with a group of sanctuaries,which was carved out of rocks in the 7th and 8th centuries , rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. It's been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bekal Fort In Kerala!

Attractive South Indian Locations Featured In A.R. Rahman Songs

Bekal Fort - PC : Kerala Tourism Official Website

Who would forget the A.R. masterpiece 'Uyire Uyire' from the movie 'Bombay'. It was shot in the Bekal Fort of Kerala.

The largest fort in Kerala, Bekal, is situated at Bekal village in Kasargod district of Kerala on a beach side. The important feature of this fort is the water-tank with it's flight of steps. The fort has a tunnel opening towards the south and a magazine for keeping ammunition with broad steps leading to the Observation Tower. From there one get a splendid view of towns in the vicinity. Almost three fourths of its exterior is drenched in the sea and the waves continually stroke the citadel.

A travel to these attractive South Indian locations featured In A.R. Rahman songs would definitely make you hum a A.R. Rahman tune. Why don't you pack your bags this monsoon and go and get drenched in the beauty of these places?

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