With thousands of tourists witnessing gushing waters from the illuminated Bharachukki Falls and rendering of the National Anthem, the two-day ‘Bharachukki Jalapathotsava’ also called the ‘Festival of Falls’ concluded on a colourful note at Kollegal taluk here yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, District In-Charge and Co-operation Minister H.S. Mahadeva Prasad recalled that the first ‘Jalapathotsava’ was held in 2007. He attributed the success of this year’s Jalapathotsava to the large number of tourists who took part in the fest.

Stating that Rs. 4.5 crore had been earmarked for development of tourism in Bharachukki Falls which is known as the Niagara Falls of Karnataka, he said that works amounting to Rs. 1.5 crore has been completed and the remaining works would be taken up soon.

The Minister who said that a package of Rs. 5 crore was being given by NABARD for development of tourism in the district added that apart from that, Rs. 17 crore had been earmarked for providing necessary infrastructure like drinking water, toilets, watch towers and food complexes at all tourists destinations in the district.

He also thanked all those who strived for the successful conduct of the festival in a limited span of time.

MLA S. Jayanna, ZP members K. Eshwar, B.P. Puttabuddhi, Yashodha Prabhuswamy, Deputy Commissioner M.V. Savithri, SP P. Rajendra Prasad and others were present.

Sea of humanity converges on Barachukki

Thousands of holiday crowds from Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and other places accompanied by their families who thronged the venue enjoyed the natural beauty of the gushing Bharachukki Falls which was illuminated in seven colours.

They were treated to a grand ‘Sangeethagange’ during which they danced to the tunes of dance and music rendered by famous playback singer Rajesh Krishnan who rendered many songs from popular Kannada films.

Satish Kumar, a resident of Mysore, told Star of Mysore that he was overjoyed by the grandeur of the illuminated falls which he had seen earlier in daylight.

Among those who enjoyed the natural splendor of the falls was Housing Minister M.H. Ambarish who stood spellbound on witnessing the ‘Jalapathotsava.’

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore