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Shivasamudram Falls

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.
Just 140 km or 2.5 hour drive away from the bustling metropolis of Bangalore, there is a tiny but beautiful river island, which is hidden in plain sight - Shivanasamudra. Our long independence day weekend found us exploring this fascinating river island with its twin falls along with some other hidden gems in the area- a stunning Hoysala temple in Somnathpura and the cursed city of Talakadu, and we were left spellbound!
Approximately 130 km
Surabhi Keerthi
Famous for its stunning waterfalls, it is at a distance of 130 kms from Bangalore with a detour near Malavalli district. This island of Shivanasamudra divides river Kaveri into two streams. Gaganachukki and Barachukki. The place is a rocky terrain and the waterfalls is at its best form in the monsoon season. Asia’s first hydroelectric power station was set up in this falls. So this place is good if you are looking for some trekking, some fishing or just a one day outing.
Surabhi Keerthi
5. Shivanasamudra
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To brush away the week's tiredness, we always look for getaways to replenish our minds. Some seek some time with nature, some seek spiritual, some cultural. I am sharing such weekend getaways from Bangalore.For nature seekers, waterfall lovers, Shivanasamudra is the Perfect Getaway.At a distance of 135 km from the city centre, these amazing waterfalls are a comfortable 3 hour ride by car.These are twin waterfalls dropping off from the Kaveri River. They are called Bharachukki and Gaganachukki which are separated by a few kilometeres.The best time to visit this waterfall is during the monsoon from July to September, while the fall is high and wide. Since this is a perennial waterfall, you will almost find water throughout the year. The first ever hydroelectric power station has been set up here.Let the gushing sounds of the waterfalls sooth your soul and calm your mind.There is no entry fees to this place.