The heavy rains coupled with good inflow to the major reservoirs in the Cauvery basin is expected to revive the concept of ‘Jalapathotsava’, or the festival of waterfalls, in the State this year.

It was last conducted in 2014 and the State government is likely to promote it to encourage tourism. “People are already flocking to the twin falls and there is virtually a mad rush during weekends. But it is likely the festival with cultural programmes will take place later in August,” said P. Janardhan, Deputy Director, Department of Tourism in Mysuru.

He told
The Hindu
that apart from Jalapathotsava, there are long-term plans to develop the two waterfalls, for which the government has released Rs. 5 crore in this year’s budget. In addition, the Chunchanakatte falls near K.R. Nagar is attracting tourists and a detailed project report is being readied to develop it.

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