Shivanasamudra falls Timings, Best Time to visit, Route map
Distance from Bengaluru: 128 km
Distance from Mysore: 118 km
Best Time to visit: During Monsoon Jul – Sep, when the river rises high. Oct, Nov and Dec is a good time for boating
Route map to Shivanasamudra falls
- From Bangalore to Nice road
- Nice Road to Kanakpura
- Kanakapura to Malavalli
- Malavalli to Shivanasamudra
Island at Shivasamudra splits the River Cauvery into two streams. River Cauvery falls from a height of 75 mt into a deep gorge and creates two streams Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki, which are 1 km apart. These two streams pass through the rocky hills and create a scenic beauty for the visitors.
View at Gaganachukki resembles a large horsetail which drops from a height of 90 mt. Hydroelectricity plant was established down the falls in the year 1906. Visitors are not allowed to go near the falls.
Barachukki which is 1 km apart falls from a height of 70 mt forming several streams through the wide rocky formations establishing superb natural beauty. Visitors will have a close view of the falls by Theppa (Boat). This falls surrounded by hill forests of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.
Places nearby Shivanasamudra Falls
- Somanathapura Chenna Kesava Temple. Janardhana and Venugopala Swamy Idols which is of 2 feet height is also located in the main shrine. Temple is 28 km from the falls.
- Temples at Talakadu which are 28 km away. The western Ganga rulers (350 A.D – 1050 AD) were in power at Talakad for nearly 500 years. It came into hands of Chola Kings. During the final years of the 10th Century and was with them till 1116 A.D, when the Hoysalas captured the region. In the mid-14th Century A.D, the Vijayanagara kings took the control, after whom it came into Wodeyars ruling.
- Bheemeswari Adventure and Nature camp
- Mysore is another interesting place to visit which is 118 km away.
Shivanasamudra falls Images
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