Monsoon not only pumps in all the life into plants and trees but also fills up the dried-up water bodies. It is the season to enjoy rivers, lakes, ponds and waterfalls. You will see brimmed rivers gushing through the lands and touching them with life. In this season of rains, it is a must to pay tribute to our rivers that are one of the major sources of lives. Here we are beginning with some famous places in Karnataka thriving on the Kaveri river basin!
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Amidst the beauty of Brahmagiri Hill, the ever flowing Kaveri or Cauvery originates in Talakaveri at Coorg. It is such a wonder to see how a big river originates from a small spring in this place. It is said that the course of the river from Talakaveri can only be seen during the monsoons. Talakaveri near Bhagamandala is the sacred place for the Kodavas and is also one of the popular tourist places in Karnataka.
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A lush green garden on the banks of Kaveri near Kushalnagar never fails to amaze the tourists. Kaveri Nisargadhama is the pristine nisarga (nature) that gets beautified by the river. One heavy rain at Talakaveri will fill up the river in Nisargadhama. A stay at the wooden cottages in Nisargadhama overlooking the river is worth it.
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The historical Srirangapatna is an island in the Kaveri river. Seeking the blessings from Lord Ranganathaswamy, a tour around the town will be an eventful one. Srirangapatna is one of the famous places to visit in Karnataka on the Kaveri Basin. This rainy season, head to this enchanting town to witness the river and the heritage!
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It is the waterfalls season and how can we miss out on the one created by river Kaveri? Yes, Shivanasamudra Falls is one of the must-visit destinations in Mandya. That too a monsoon trip is a must to witness the magic of rains.
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Mekedatu is the place where Kaveri meets Arkavathi river. The Sangama gets the name as Mekedatu because of one incident where a goat leapt to rock on the other side of the river. That's why the name Mekedatu meaning 'Goat's Leap'. Mekedatu is one of the popular weekend getaways from Bengaluru.
Except Talakaveri, all the other places are closer to Bengaluru. So, you know what to do on a monsoon weekend? That's right, explore Kaveri Basin!