18-Jun-07, 8-30PM : Updated with two more images.
Come monsoon, many waterfalls come alive in the hilly regions of South India – in the Sahyadris and Nilgiris. Drive around these hills, and you encounter streams running down hurriedly every few minutes, each one looking prettier than the next. Here is a compilation of a small number of them – some of them very well known and some nondescript.
Jog Falls is the highest waterfall in India. A series of dams constructed upstream have now rendered this fall to only a trickle of water most of the year. Last year, good rains opened up the gates and the fall was in its full glory after good two decades!
Hogenakkal is one of the beautiful waterfalls on the border of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Irpu Waterfall in Coorg is beautiful in itself, and is in a pretty location at the base of Brahmagiri Hills in Coorg.
Abbi falls is another waterfall in Coorg close to Madikeri, and is a popular tourist destination
Muthyala Madu is just outside Bangalore, near Anekal town.
An unknown waterfall on near Chikmagalur on Charmadi Ghat
Thanks to a comment by Sanjay, I was reminded of gushing waters of Kaveri upstream of Mekedatu. Many small to big waterfalls occur before Kaveri slides through a small channel at Mekedatu, and this is one of them.
This is a waterfall near Agumbe, which requires a thirty minute walk in a leech ridden path. But the beauty of the waterfall amidst the dense forest is worth all the effort.
Missing here is the image of two waterfalls at Shivanasamudra – Gaganachukki and Bharachukki where Kaveri falls down from a good height. Unfortunately I never happened to carry the camera each time I was there.