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This is a spectacular waterfall which was earlier known as the Cauvery Waterfalls and is in the Mandya District of Mysore. The picturesque scenery is wrapped with greenery in the form of the Cauvery National Park. This is the second largest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the whole world. The river Cauvery here divides into two branches and cascades down the rough and rocky cliffs to form the Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki waterfalls which are both at a kilometers' distance on both east and the west.
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Shivanasamudra is 130 km away from Bangalore located in Mandya District of Karnataka. This is an ideal destination for Weekend Getaways from Bangalore and a perfect one for Road trip. Roads all the way from Bangalore are in good conditions and if you are lucky with beautiful climate, it makes a perfect trip. All over the journey one would experience great nature. You would be surrounded by lush green fields and coconut trees.Shivanasamudra is home for 2 different Segmented waterfalls 15 km away from each other. They are Barachukki and Gaganachukki Waterfalls set on the banks of River Kaveri.Ideal time to visit these falls is in Monsoon.
Amazed and excited, we reached the parking lot and started going towards the viewpoint. The view on reaching there couldn't really be described in words. I had been to Jog falls and I still feel that the view which we witnessed that day at Shivanasamudram was something which can give serious competition to Jog falls. Yeah the altitude isn't even comparable but the water flow was eerily beautiful. The way down to the falls was obviously blocked and there was police deployed everywhere so that there are no mishaps.
At the foothills of Barachukki Falls we discovered that one could go for the coracle ride at this location. We were all excited as taking a ride on a coracle at this beautiful place would really be fascinating. The ride was priced slightly on the higher side but it was fun. The climate was slightly warm, hence we also wondered going for the ride will be really tiring but our thoughts were disproved once we stepped in. The heat started to fade away and the soothing wind on our faces made it a very relaxing ride. The coracle owners were generous enough to hand over their oars so that we could take a chance of rowing the coracle. The boat ride lasted for one and a half hours and I would definitely recommend the ride.
We made a stop for breakfast; bread and nutella - a small bite en route Shivasamudrum and soon we were racing past NH948 and we reached our destination by around 1030. The ride was not boring, as we had organized some games so that this would keep us entertained. The moment we arrived, we were immediately fascinated by the waterfalls, chirping birds and the lush greenery; which encouraged everyone to clicks snaps of the place.
2. Shivanasamudram and Chunchi Falls
#CoffeeWithTripoto“There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.”At a distance of 130 km from Bangalore & 81 km from Mysore, Shivanasamudra is a famous waterfall situated in Mandya District of Karnataka State. This is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore and also among popular one day trip from Bangalore. These waterfalls are also known as Siva Samudram, literally meaning Shiva's Sea. Shivanasamudra is a segmented waterfall with several parallel stream formed adjacent to each other.The CircuitBangalore – Kanakapura – Malavalli – Gaganachukki falls – Bharachukki falls – BangaloreDistance – 315 KMsRoad condition – Very goodRoute – Google Map of the circuitThe Itinerary6.30 AM – Leave home and hit NICE road if you near it. Exit at Kanakapura road. Ride along the road with few lakes to give you company. Driving early morning on this road is pleasure as there is no traffic.8 AM – Have Breakfast at Kanakapura. Vasu hotel is an excellent option. A traditional self-service hotel. This is not a hep hotel but has excellent Idlis, vadas and of course yummy Masala Dosa.8.45 AM – Depart Kanakapura and ridealong NH 209 (New No is 948). At Malavalli, continue on the bypass road and drive straight to the first of the two falls at Shivanasamudra – Gaganachukki. Follow excellent signage from the highway to the falls. Gaganchukki as the name says is the taller of the two.10 AM – Arrive at Gaganachukki falls. Park your bike and proceed to the view-point. Enjoy the spectacular view of the falls. Gaganachukki as name suggests cascades from the tall rocks and forms a lovely waterfall. Do not venture to walk down to the bottom of the falls and try to swim in water. It is dangerous as rocks are slippery and there are whirlpools. You may find some young boys venturing into it but we don’t advise.10.45 AM – Depart from Gaganachukki and proceed towards Bharachukki. It is a fifteen minutes drive and you reach another spectacular falls. On the way stopover and enjoy the panoramic view of the huge lake formed by the barrage against Cauvery river. As the name suggests, this is wider with larger volume of water. Go to the view-point and enjoy the panoramic view of the falls. Spend 30 -45 minutes here.We skipped talkadu as we had to get back to our hostel.Travel Tipsa) The best time to visit the Shivanasamudra waterfalls is in monsoon when the water is released from KRS Dam. But the falls and surroundings are lovely in all seasons.b) Do not enter the water at the waterfalls. Many lives have been lost here due to misadventure.The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
Located at a distance of 130 km from Bangalore, this waterfall in Karnataka is situated at a point where River Kaveri meets Rivers Harangi, Hemavathi, Lakshmana Thirtha and Kapila creating a number of waterfalls. During the monsoon, these rivers get flooded and the water directly plunges into the waterfall creating a sight second to none. This mighty waterfall plunges 320 feet into the gorge in an area of 893 meters.
What makes Shivansamudra falls in Mandya district of Karnataka so beautiful is the fact that its a segmented waterfall which means its flow is divided and broken into different streams by rocks and ravines. In monsoon, the Kaveri river which forms these waterfalls flows in its full glory and creates these beautiful waterfalls which only need to be seen to be believed! Why wait? They are just 139 km from Bengaluru anyway!
This is a segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls.
#6 Shivanasamudra - On Kanakpura Road - 125 KM
3. Shivanasamudram Falls, Mandya
Our final destination for Day 4 was Shivanasamudara.. We reached there by 5pm.. This is what it looks like..
Shivasamudram Falls :Situated on the banks of Kaveri River, Shivasamudram falls are located in the Mandya District of Karnataka. The falls are located at a 136 Km from Bangalore, and one side journey can be completed in approx 3 hours. There are two falls in the Shivasamudram region : Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. Depart early morning from Bangalore and try to rech Shivasamudram by 9 Am. On the way, one must try a local delicacy in Mandya District, Tatte Iddli.
This is a beautiful place & famous for it's segmented waterfall . This town splits the river into two streams (It is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.)
It's a great one day trip from Bangalore. The best time to visit is during the monsoons. Give public holidays a miss if you can as it tends to be more crowded then.
With a height of 322 ft it is the second highest water fall in Karnataka (after Jog Falls). Kaveri River after making its journey through the Deccan Plateau makes drop here. Shivasamudram is located at Mandaya District and just 130 KM away from Bangalore.