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Gersoppa, Falls of

Gersoppa, Falls of (gərsŏpˈə) [key], cataract of the Sharavati River, Karnataka state, SW India. It is one of the most spectacular natural beauties of India. The river cuts through the Western Ghats to fall in four cascades, of which the highest is c.830 ft (250 m). The Mahatma Gandhi power station is at the falls.

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