Just 150kms from Bengaluru to this mighty waterfalls

Tripoto
1st Nov 2018
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Monsoons have kicked in and let's call for a ride. Where nearby ? Is the big question of all time. Monsoons are the best season to visit the lap of nature such as waterfalls and hills. Google showed a perfect place - Shivanasamudra waterfalls - just at a vicinity of 150kms from the city. Did not seem far! Let's let's get set go! Hitting the Mysore road early morning and started the ride. Less traffic most pleasant.

Mysore road all set

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The turns unfolding

Photo of Just 150kms from Bengaluru to this mighty waterfalls by Traveller Hoots

Paused for a short breakfast at Bidadi thatte idli at Shivadarshan Idli hotel. The supple soft idlis with vada complementing the hot coffee. Must for all bike rides on Mysore road.

Bidadi thatte idli supple soft

Photo of Shivadarshan Hotel Shashi Thatte Idly, Kenchanakuppe, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

Lush green paddy fields

Photo of Shivadarshan Hotel Shashi Thatte Idly, Kenchanakuppe, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The lotus lakes accompanied us

Photo of Shivadarshan Hotel Shashi Thatte Idly, Kenchanakuppe, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

River Kaveri splits to two twin waterfalls at Shivanasamudra. One of which is steeped liked a horsetail which is Gaganachukki waterfalls. We reached here and the water was in full flow due to heavy rains previous week. A sight to behold.

The Gaganachukki waterfalls

Photo of Gaganachukki Water Falls, Malavalli, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The entrance for the power plant

Photo of Gaganachukki Water Falls, Malavalli, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

Panoramic view

Photo of Gaganachukki Water Falls, Malavalli, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

May the force be with you

Photo of Gaganachukki Water Falls, Malavalli, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The right stretch of the waterfalls

Photo of Gaganachukki Water Falls, Malavalli, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

We enrouted to Barachukki waterfalls, the another falls at Shivanasamudra. On the way, we spotted the stone bridge dated back to centuries which is Wesley bridge. Spend few moments enjoying the view.

Welsey bridge

Photo of Wesley Bridge, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The closest view point to the upstream of Gaganachukki waterfalls is behind the Dargah. I found it accidentally but it is worth the visit. Make sure you don't miss this view point

The mist of waterfalls

Photo of Hazrath Syedina Bibi Fathima Batul Dargah, Barachukki Falls Road, Cauvery Beat, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The scenic view of the upstream

Photo of Hazrath Syedina Bibi Fathima Batul Dargah, Barachukki Falls Road, Cauvery Beat, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The segmented waterfalls of Barachukki looked amazingly sprawling over the hills. The  force of water created good mist on the flow. There used to be coracle ride previously, appears to be banned now.

The Barachukki closer view

Photo of Barachukki Waterfalls, Chamarajnagar, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

The Barachukki landscape view

Photo of Barachukki Waterfalls, Chamarajnagar, Karnataka, India by Traveller Hoots

One of the best one day trip destination from Bengaluru

Tips
1. Distance - 150kms from Bangalore
2. Mode of transport - Bike
3. Cost of trip - Rs 500 to 1000 per head
4. Nearby places - Talakadu, Somanathpura
5. Best time - Monsoon

Day 1

A short ride to Shivanasamudra waterfalls

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