Important points about Kaveri/Cauvery River as it flows through the Deccan Plateau from the Western to the Eastern part of Peninsular India.
Krishna Raja Sagar Dam
Desert of Talakad in Karnataka - Desert like city in Cauvery Basin
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- Talakaveri, Brahmagiri mountain in Kodagu - Source in western ghat in Karnataka
- Kaveri river originates from here
- Here river Kanaka river joins Kaveri
- This is a crucial dam determining flow to Mettur Dam in TN in the Cauvery water dispute
- Brindavan Garden is attached to this dam - Botanical Park
- Cauvery river forms island city called Srirangapatnam, because of its splitting and afterwards it joins again
- It was capital city of Tipu Sultan
- Nearby is Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary
- Bangara Doddi Nala is an aqueduct constructed in 17th Century by Ruler of Mysore
- Second biggest waterfall in India
- This waterfall was the first in India to be harnessed into electrical power in 1902 by British as they needed electricity for Kolar gold field which is 100 miles away.
- This water fall is in Melagiri Hills
- Here Chinnar River meets Cauvery River
- This was erstwhile Verappan Dacoit's territory
- Largest fishing reservoir in South India
- This reservoir is created by Mettur Dam
- In news recently due to CWD, as it did not receive much water during lean season due to dams in Karnataka.
- Ruled by Cholas, Nayaks and Marathas
- Its called the "Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu" due to rich alluvial deposits of Cauvery river.
- Cauvery/Kaveri river meets Bay of Bengal here.
(Please check the link above to know where each of them lie on the map)