I had not planned to travel in March – in fact I didnt have any destinations or holidays in mind . However, a couple of pilgrimages and family trips took me to into some of India’s beautiful places. And I crossed several rivers .They were dry , but the sheer beauty of seeing water in a dry landscape is an amazing experience .

There is the River Tunga in Sringeri in Chikmagalur with such amazing fish which are both protected and revered..


There was the River Bhadra in Chikmagalur near the Kandya temple and at Kudre Habbi with some amazing rock formations caused by the force of the water


The two rivers join to form Tungabhadra. We crossed the river at Mantralaya , but there was hardly any water there.We moved on and the River Krishna stopped us , but we couldnt stop by at the bridge to take a picture. However, we were able to take quite a few of its tributary River Bheema in Yaadgiri.

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54 comments

  1. Kalyan 25 March, 2009 at 10:19 Reply

    Well Summer is already here and it would do good to visit this place. I visited Chikmagalur in december – did trekking, camp fires, swung in a ‘Jhula’ in a resort – but didn’t go to Tungabhadra. Will try that next time.

  2. Anya 25 March, 2009 at 11:54 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi
    Thank you that you visit my cat fun blog, you are welkom (@^.^@)
    It is sooooooooo beautiful in India I love it.
    The rivers are so nice, good shots today, and you are so match traveling πŸ™‚
    With us in The Netherlands is it normal to travel once a year.
    If you like I wil follow you, its always a wish from me to travel in India πŸ˜‰
    When I follow you I can see ,so many places, I like it.
    Talk to you soon.
    Anya (@^.^@) and my cat Kareltje =^.^=

  3. sandeep 25 March, 2009 at 13:51 Reply

    if u travel towards vizag / vijayawada, therez a huge bridge over krishna in NH5 and its a treat to watch the city of vijayawada on the other side of the river! guess the the bridge is abt 1.8km long πŸ™‚

  4. Jeevan 25 March, 2009 at 17:30 Reply

    wow its amazing to see those fishes swam under the water. We could see crystal clean waters in dry river beds more than rolling ones.

    The first two pictures are greeting lakshmi πŸ™‚

  5. J 25 March, 2009 at 18:45 Reply

    I’m going to have to stop looking at Indian travel blogs – it makes me want to go there too much! I look forward to seeing more of your world.

  6. Anya 25 March, 2009 at 20:04 Reply

    I had forgot something, you always have “in India” some nice clothes on, I would dress like this:)
    We walk almost every day in jeans.
    I think you clothes are beautiful:)
    My complments for your blog its amazing……….I had take a look on your blog LOL
    THANKS FOR SHARING !!

  7. Gaelyn 26 March, 2009 at 00:00 Reply

    Water in a dry place really does bring the magic of life.

    Those fish in the River Tunga are amazing, glad their protected. Love the rock sculpture along the Ghadra. Looks like basalt and quartz.

    Very nice tour and captures.

  8. sateesh bandi 26 March, 2009 at 15:46 Reply

    I saw a place something like this.
    All fish. People used to throw food from the bridge. CLose by there is a temple, after u cross the bridge, u get an ashram. I hope this is the same u r talking about….

  9. Anonymous 26 March, 2009 at 16:35 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi,

    Great pictures, especially those about the fish. Got to know only today that you have a blog. Will keep a track from now on….

    D Govardan
    Financial Chronicle
    (Formerly with ET, Chennai)

  10. Lakshmi 26 March, 2009 at 20:53 Reply

    Thanks everybody for your interesting comments and information ..Sorry that Im unable to reply everyone ..but heres to some queries..

    Kalyan -Tungabhadra is not a place but a river formed with two rivers -Tunga and Bhadra

    Anya – Thanks..You are welcome to follow me πŸ™‚

    Serendipity – Need to travel there again..been there more than 10 years ago

    Satheesh -Your description matches Sringeri

    Jyothy – Its hot, but bearable

  11. Louise 26 March, 2009 at 21:09 Reply

    You are right about seeing water in dry places. This is certainly not the typical picture of India I have in my mind. And I live in a desert region, but there is a river, and near it, it almost seems like a rain forest. (OK, not really, but in comparison.)

    Wonderful photos. I especially love the one of the women sitting with their feet in the water.

  12. GMG 27 March, 2009 at 15:30 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! Sorry for the absence! It has been hard to get some free time… πŸ˜‰
    Lovely pictures, wonderful post! Sometimes I prefer to see the sea… But water is always water…
    Have a great weekend!
    Blogtrotter

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