Mysore: Chamarajanagar The district administration, which had restricted the entry of visitors to several tourist sites following a huge spill of water from rivers upstream, relaxed its rules from Saturday.
He launched a series of development programs and tourist-friendly measures to attract visitors to admire the beauty of the waterfalls.
It can be recalled here that the Chamarajanagar district administration had restricted the entry of visitors to the falls on July 13 due to the rising water level in the river much to the disappointment of tourists, especially from Bengaluru, who flocked on weekends to get a glimpse. cascading waterfalls.
The gushing falls have been attracting tourists for a few days. Usually, Bharachukki Falls come to life in July.
Like the Gaganachukki waterfalls which fall under the jurisdiction of malavalli taluk of Mandya district, is located very close to Bharachukki Chamarajanagar district falls, a large number of tourists visit it throughout the year to get a glimpse of the impressive sight of the waterfalls.
Speaking to TOI, Deputy Conservator of Forests V Edukondalu said Bharachukki Waterfalls sees an average daily attendance of between 1,000 and 2,500 which will increase over the weekend. “The Chamarajanagar district administration and tourism department have now sanctioned Rs 2.5 crore which it was seeking for the construction of an amphitheater, reception arch, food court and other basic facilities for tourists nearby,” he said.
The department will issue a tender next week to start work, he said.
A detailed project report was already submitted by his department three years ago to the district administration for him, he added.
Department officials will not allow visitors to descend the steps leading to the viewpoint and tourists have been advised to watch the water flow from a safe distance and avoid descending from platforms to take selfies at the risk of their safety, he said.