Wednesday, June 25, 2008


23 June 2008

This is one place which I am sure that most people are not aware of!! “Kalsanka” in kannada means “Stone bridge”. It is a natural bridge formed over a stream. This place is very near to my native place Talavata, near Jog falls. The length of the bridge is about 20 meters.

I was in my native place last weekend to attend a function. My attempts to pull people for a visit to a waterfall proved futile. It was then I went to this place for evening walk. Many people in my village are not even aware of this place.

I have no idea on how this natural bridge was formed. There is a small idol of a God placed near the bridge to add religious significance. The bridge is quite strong.

Although there are many huge natural bridges over rivers in many parts of the world, I do not have much information about the ones in India or Karnataka. But as far as i know natural bridges are rarity.

If you are going to Jogfalls or Honnavar, spare some 5 minutes to visit this place.

How to reach:
Talguppa is a small town 14 kms from Sagar on NH206. Continue on this road towards Honnavar passing though Churikatte, Manmane and Talavata village. One km from Talavata is a “Minor bridge”. Hundred meters from this bridge, is a small mud road towards left. Walk for a minute on this road to reach “Kalsanka”. The distance from Talguppa to Kalsanka is about 6 kms.

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jackspar said...

Its good to see your interest in developing indian tourism.When I visit your country It will be one of the place of my tour plan.


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ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

kalsanka! good one. by the way which waterfall you were referring to.....?

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Rajesh. I was planning to go to Gundanagundi falls. Well, could not convince others to venture out during rains.

Aravind GJ said...

Sorry, it was gudanagundi falls.

Jeevan said...

Nice pics of this bridge. I hear somewhere in US there was a stone bridge.

Harish - ಹರೀಶ said...

Hey Arvind, why don't you make a Wiki entry for all these places you visit?

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks. In USA, there is a natural arch at Virginia.

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a good suggestion. But the doubt is whether i have the time and energy to update the Wiki entries.

Oflate, I also feel that we should not give lot of details about the remote areas we visit. I have seen few cases where people swamp the places when the details about the places is published. Interested people would anyway ask the right persons. Like, i ask Rajesh Naik for details for most of my trip to western ghats.

Srikanth Manjunath said...

Good one Arvind...Today (04.09.2010) i saw the information in Local Vijaya Karnataka, and when i googled, i tumbled upon your blog...really it is informative..unfortunately, last week i visited Jogfalls, i had time, and energy...but at that time, i didnt had the information about this place..

Your blog spurred an idea to make a trip again, surely it will get in to my blog ASAP.

BTW nice write up on this, it is informative...Thanks once again

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Srikanth for commenting on my blog.