Kaveri Falls. - Bar Chukki on east branch.
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of the Kaveri Falls, Mysore taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'. The Kaveri Falls are otherwise known as the Sivasamudram Falls. The branches of the stream which enclose the island of Sivasamudram from the picturesque falls of the Gagana Chukki ("Sky Spray") on the Mysore side, and of Bhar Chukki ("Heavy Spray") on the Coimbatore side, each of which makes a descent of about 300 ft in succession of beautiful rapids and broken cascades. The Bhar Chukki is on the eastern branch of the river.