Images: Karnataka’s spell-binding waterfalls
When the monsoon kicks into top gear, waterfalls reach the peak of their grandeur. The dry trickle of summer is long forgotten as these cascades gush with resurgent life and energise their surroundings as well as those who gaze upon their beauty. Many of the most captivating waterfalls, including some famous around the world, are in Karnataka, and many of these are located in the Western Ghats, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel photographer SHIVAKUMAR L NARAYAN reveals nine of the most spectacular waterfalls in the state.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
SHIVAKUMAR L NARAYAN is a travel and nature photographer from Bangalore whose core interest lies in the documentation of India’s beautiful landscapes – from deserts and oceans and forests to mountains. View more of his work on his personal website and also on a dedicated landscape photography forum, of which he is a co-founder.