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Shivasamudram Falls Karnataka

In Mandya district, the Cauvery River meanders to fall into cascading Shivasamudram Falls, Karnataka. Sparkling waterfalls are abundant in the sylvan forests of Karnataka. Flowing rivers rush through these forests to break into torrents of cascading falling from great heights onto rock beds, splashing into jets.

You can discover the beauty of nature when you visit the tiny island town of Shivasamudram, which is about 65 km. East of Mysore. Reaching the Bluff at Shivasamudram, you have to walk along the banks of Cauvery for 2 km through lush green fields scattered with trees before approaching the Shivasamudram Waterfalls.

A breathtaking scene to watch the river plummet down from 300-350 feet into a mist spray. Sitting on the nearby benches from the watchtower,, you can revel in the beauty of the cascading waterfalls.

At Talacauvery in the Western Ghats of Kodagu district, River Cauvery emerges and meanders to join the Rivers Harangi, Hemavathi, Lakshmana Thirtha, and Kapila. Before venturing into Tamil Nadu, Cauvery leaves behind many splendid waterfalls and among them is Shivasamudram Falls.

Cauvery breaks into two branches at Shivasamudram, thus creating the picturesque island. The two branches form separate falls, the Gagana Chukki, or the western falls, and Bhara Chukki, or the eastern falls.

As the 90-meter Cauvery plunges into the gorge into a spate, breaking into a cloud of misty foam. Tourists love to view the thundering waterfalls when the river Kabini floods along with Cauvery during July and August. Asia's first Hydro - electric project, established in 1902, can be seen downstream to the falls.


FAQs about Shivasamudram Falls Karnataka

Q: What are some places to visit near Shivasamudram Falls?

Ans. There are many places near Shivasamudram Falls -

  • Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls
  • Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chukki Mane
Q: What are the timings and entry fees for Shivasamudram Falls?

Ans. You can visit Shivasamudram Falls anytime from sunrise to sunset without any entry free.

Q: What are some tips for visiting Shivasamudram Falls?

Ans. Here are some things you must remember before and while visiting Shivasamudram Falls -

  • Wear comfortable footwear as you must climb many steps to reach the falls.
  • Be careful of your belongings, as monkeys are in the area around the falls.
  • There are no facilities to keep your stuff. So travel light.
  • Do not go into the areas that are off-limits due to fatal incidents.
Q: What are some things to do at Shivasamudram Falls?

Ans. Here are the top things to do at Shivasamudram Falls -

  • Trek through the lush greenery to reach the falls.
  • Enjoy the tokari boat ride, which takes you to the waterfall's center.
  • Bathe in the shallower area where it is safe.
  • Soak in the serene ambiance at the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Visit the Ranganathaswamy Temple in a remote location but quite popular among devotees.
  • Click pictures with a splendid background.
  • Enjoy a stay at the guesthouses around the waterfall.