Tourists returning to Mandya
The tourism sector was, for a long time, badly affected in the land of sugar Mandya district since last two months following the Cauvery water issue.
However, now it was coming to normalcy with increasing tourist inflow.
Mandya district which is part of the Cauvery basin district has five important rivers Cauvery and its four tributaries Hemavathi, Shimsha, Lokapavani and Veeravaishnavi. It has more than 100 picnics pots.
These tourist spots are spread out in all seven taluks of Mandya, Malavalli, Nagamangala, Maddur, K R Pet, Srirangapatna and Pandavapura of the district.
While the historical monuments at Srirangapatna attracts visitors from across the globe, the water-spots between Srirangapatna and Shimsha where the Cauvery bloats amidst the rocky landscapes also lure visitors in large numbers.
Enveloped by hillocks dotted with thick greenery, several waterfalls, streams of crystal-clear water and several picturesque picnic spots lie along the Cauvery in the district. But now they lie deserted during the agitation period.