The Cauvery (also spelt as ‘Kaveri’), known as ‘Ponni’ in Tamil, is the fourth-largest river in south India. Cauvery is considered a sacred river of southern India, rising on Brahmagiri Hill in the Western Ghats in Coorg district of Karnataka state, flowing in a south-easterly direction for 475 mi (765 km) through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states across the Deccan Plateau, and descending the Eastern Ghats in a series of great falls. Before emptying into the Bay of Bengal south of Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, it breaks into a large number of distributaries forming a wide delta. Known as “Daksina Ganga” (Ganges of the South), it is celebrated for its scenery and sanctity, and its entire course is considered holy ground. Read Cauvery river in southern India to know more.
Track the journey of the Cauvery from the misty hills of western Karnataka to the white beaches of eastern Tamil Nadu. This sacred river travels across the heartland of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, traverses through several cultures and past towering temples, majestic palaces, quaint Dutch colonies, humming mills, before it flows into the Bay of Bengal. To find out more to start your journey, read The Call of the Cauvery.
Support Cauvery.com to revitalize river Cauvery and support farmers to promote ecology and economy, read why the Cauvery Calling campaign initiative is very important.
Cauvery river courses through many a gorge after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form a splendid Shivasamudram waterfalls on the way. Shivasamudram falls is the second biggest water falls in India. Before you take a plunge, read about the Shivasamudram falls.
Cauvery river courses through another picturesque waterfalls on the Karnataka – Tamil Nadu border. Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Cauvery River, and is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bangalore city. Referred to as the “Niagara of India” for its cloud of mist and spray, it is a major site of tourist attraction famous for medicinal baths and hide boat rides. To experience and feel the mist, you have to first read about the Hogenakal falls.
South India, commanly referred after the region that encompasses the Deccan plateau, includes the present Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, and union teritorry of Pondicherry. Read about the Southern states right from the history, culture, people, language, travel, and much more.
The permanent solution for two recurring annual problems of India – water scarcity in the South Indian rivers and the floods that affect the plains of North India – lies in linking the Ganga with the Cauvery. To research more as to why this is essential for the development of India, read about the Ganga-Cauvery River Link.
Map of the Cauvery River