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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