Shivanasamudra Waterfalls : Weekend Destination from Bangalore

Imagine a wide flat terrain with rocky hills surrounded with coconut and banana plantation… Imagine a massive river flowing silently through an arid terrain and herbal forest… Imagine a landscape with rich biodiversity and suddenly you see a same river falling down of rocky cliff and plunging into a deep chasm transforming a series of picturesque waterfalls...  Blowing mist in the air and producing pleasant sound of the water. Yes… you are right…You are within the striking distance from Shivanasamudra waterfalls.
Shivanasamudra Falls
                                                        Shivanasamudra Falls
Shivanasamudra Falls:  Situated on the river Cauvery, Shivasamudra is the series of twin waterfalls famous as the hosting site of Asia’s second Hydro-electric power station. It was the power station which electrified Kolar Gold fields and made it the second town of Asia after Tokyo to get electricity. Shivanasamudra waterfalls are considered as the second largest waterfalls of the country. Shivasamudra waterfalls are also famous as bluff and Shimsa falls in this region.
Bridges on the river cauvery
                                                            Bridges on the river cauvery
The left segment (Western Branch) of the falls is known as Gaganachukki fall where as the right segment (Eastern Branch) is popular as Bharachukki fall. It’s a perennial waterfall with average width of 849 meters, a height of 90 meters.  Apart from the waterfalls the other attraction is the island known as Madhya-Ranga, a renowned pilgrim center. Ranganatha Swamy temple which lies on the Madhya-Ranga Island is very near to Barachukki fall. It is one of the three temples those are built on the islands formed by river Cauvery on its way.These waterfalls are 13 km apart and the distance can be covered in 20-30 minutes by your own vehicle after crossing two bridges on the river Cauvery.
Gaganachukki waterfalls
                                                 Gaganachukki waterfalls
Gaganachukki Fall:
This side of Shivanasamudra falls is maintained and provides better tourist facilities. There is also a resort where one can get a nice room if wants to stay overnight at fall side. Restaurant adjoining the resort serves decent breakfast and lunch (Dosas and Chutney). It is recommended if you reach there at sunrise which offer an incredible view to the Gaganachukki falls from the watch tower but reaching to the bottom of the fall is not possible from this side.  There is a fence which will not allow you to get closer to the waterfalls. Another view point to Gaganachukki falls is a dargah which is on the other side of the river and closer to Barachukki Falls.
Bharachukki Falls
                                                 Bharachukki Falls
Bharachukki fall is easily accessible and more popular among the twin falls. Bharachukki fall is little wider than its counterpart. There is a narrow trail of stairs carved through rocks that goes down till the bottom of the fall. Bharachukki fall is much vibrant and offers some shallow area where you can enter into the water and enjoy peaceful bathing under the groves. Bharachukki fall is spacious with formation of many small islands under the falls across small streams. The coracle ride which takes you till the mouth of the massive water fall is the key attraction of Bharachukki waterfall. The coracle ride will cost 100 Rs per person and must recommended if not done before elsewhere.
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctury
                                         Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
These waterfalls and surrounding hills fall into Cauvery Wild life sanctuary which provides a wide opportunity of excursion, trekking in the forest, rock climbing, bird watching, fishing and other activities for naturalists.
Coracle at Bharachukki waterfalls
                                     Coracle ride at Bharachukki waterfalls

Best time to Visit: Due to heavy water inflow during monsoon, most of the tourist prefers to travel Shivanasamudra waterfalls in monsoon season (From June to September) when waterfall look gorgeous in its full swing. Winter/Summer season provide you an opportunity to reach to the bottom of the waterfalls and witness the exquisite natural beauty.

Closer view to Bharachukki Falls
                                       Closer view to Bharachukki Falls

Reaching Shivanasamudra Waterfalls:
Private Transport:  It can be a preferred detour if traveling to Mysore from Bangalore. Although it is situated on a diversion from Bangalore-Mysore highway still it can be easily covered on the way if traveling by your own transport.

Route:  Bangalore-Maddur-Malavalli-Shivanasamudra (135 Km)
              Bangalore-Kanakapura-Malavalli-Shivasamudra

Another view to Gaganachukki Falls
                                     Another view to Gaganachukki Falls

By Bus: Reaching Shivanasamudra by public transport may be a bothersome experience as it’s not directly connected from Mysore or Bangalore.  Buses on Bangalore-Mysore highway will drop you at Kollegal and from Kollegal, you will have to hunt other commutation till Shivanasamudra falls.

* There are also KSRTC busses from Bangalore to Malavalli from where you can further chase for transportation to Shivanasamudra falls.

By Train: Maddur is the nearest station but the preferred one is Mysore (60 km).

* For Bike enthusiasts, It can be a single day, moderately exhausting excursion from Bangalore.

Bharachukki Falls
                                         Bharachukki Falls Karnataka

Recommended:
*Get a taxi from Bangalore or Mysore [non-AC Indica: 6 Rs per km excluding toll charges], some of the taxi operators has a condition of returning back before 10 PM else you will have to pay some extra amount. Check on this condition before confirming your booking.

Heading out:
Somnathpur (Chennakesava Temple & Hoysala architecture) > Mudukuthore (Mallikarjuna temple) > Talakad (famous for Vaidyanatheswara temple and other temples submerged in the sand on the bank of river cauvery).

Waste of time to visit this

Waste of time to visit this place...No one is allowed to go near the falls. Recently the place is prohibited due to accident where two students were killed by Crocodiles . Several guards have also been attacked by the Crocodiles. That's why the place is prohibited .

I understand. Thanks for

I understand. Thanks for providing the update.

Sir any rooms to stay for one

Sir
any rooms to stay for one night for a long travel peoples

Yes, there is one guest house

Yes, there is one guest house near the entrance of the fall.

can u please guide us to

can u please guide us to shivasamudra waterfalls by public transport.is it nice to see this in august

 

Yes, August is the best time.

Yes, August is the best time. Falls would be in full swing.

Hi We are a family with kids

Hi

We are a family with kids aged 5 and 3 planning a visit to bharachukki and ranganathaswamy temple near this. Appreciate a speedier response please,

Is the Falls accessible to play in water for kids during July 3rd week which is a monsoon period ?

Will Coracle ride be available during this July period ?

How far is Ranganathaswamy temple from this falls ?

Any good veg restaurant to eat near these falls ?

Regards

 

 

Coracle rides will be

Coracle rides will be available in July. waterfalls will be in full swing. Its near but public transport is not direct. There is a very nice Vegeterian restaurant near the entrance of the waterfall.  these falls are not for kids to play so be careful during monsoon.

Hi vishnu,  Im planing to go

Hi vishnu, 

Im planing to go this week end ia this right tym to go talakadu n waterfalls..can v play in talakadu..how about water floating and weather..pls guide me asap. Thank you

Regards

bhanu teja

Sorry i missed your comment

Sorry i missed your comment somehow... I hope you had good time.

Hi Can u tell me if February

Hi

Can u tell me if February is a good time to visit the falls. Please reply soon.

Febraury is good but falls

Febraury is good but falls will be quite thin.

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Hi Vishnu.kumar7, We 20

Hi Vishnu.kumar7,

We 20 people are planning to spend the upcoming weekend at Shivanasamudra Falls. We want the trekking part too. can you provide me your email id? or can you please contact me?

Sorry for the late response.

Sorry for the late response. there is not much of treking to do around Shivanasamundra waterfalls. i hope you guys enjoyed a lot.

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Hi Along with my college frnd

Hi

Along with my college frnds we are planning to visit

Sivanasamudra water falls at night times in may last week 

To  celebrate friend birthday. Is it good time to visit and is it possible

To visit at night??

I do not think there is any

I do not think there is any problem in visiting Shivansamundra in the night. It is good time to travel.

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Hi Vishnu, Thanks for all the

Hi Vishnu,

Thanks for all the information and for giving the b'ful glimpse of the falls. I'm planning to visit the these falls on this weekend (24th or 25th Oct 2015). So just wanted to know is it the right time to visit this place. You have said it is best to visit during Aug-Sep time period. What is the condition of the falls now if you may know.

I don't want that I travel about 150 Km from Bangalore and then don't get to see a good view of falls. Please help. If you can reply on k4ashwani@gmail.com, that would be really great.

Thanks and BR

Ashwani Kansal

October is good time to visit

October is good time to visit the fall. there will be sufficient water and lush green surroundings.. i do not know the present condition... its worth traveling 150 km.

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hi sir. good evening l If we

hi sir. good evening l

If we visit on sunday to fall, we can go down na to see or to play

yes. you can go down to the

yes. you can go down to the waterfall, take a dip, swim but be careful..have awesome time.

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Alli water alli haata

Alli water alli haata adodhakke bidthara e time alli..

could not understand but

could not understand but thanks anyways..

Hi Is there any buses from

Hi

Is there any buses from mysore? We are planning to go in 19 july 2015. Is this a good season to visit? To take bath, whom should we approach?

Yes. Monsoon is the best time

Yes. Monsoon is the best time to visit Shivanasamudra waterfalls.  There is direct bus from Mysore to the falls but i do not know timing.

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Hi is there any private

Hi is there any private travels from bangalore, hebbal to shivasamudra water falls directly and how much they can charge for around 10 ppl in one vehicle.

I think it should not be a

I think it should not be a problem to hire a Tempo traveler from Bangalore for a day trip to Shivanasamundram waterfall. its usual tour and i am sure you can find a travel agency arranging the same.

hi, can u suggest me to go on

hi,

can u suggest me to go on may last week, is there any accomodation for couples around the falls whether we can have a good bathe on this falls.

thanks,

Raj.

Yes. there are couple of

Yes. there are couple of resorts near the fall. you can rent a room. If you want to take the bathe in the fall then you need to go down and have it in open.

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is it safe to go there by

is it safe to go there by couples in own car ?

Yes. it is very much

Yes. it is very much possible. road is nice and safe. No problem at all.

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i want to know if there is

i want to know if there is any lodging facility in and around shivanasamudra. i am visiting this place with a group of 15 members

Yes. There is a hotel and

Yes. There is a hotel and restaurant very close to water falls. something like Falls view or similar. Now i believe there should be few more.

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hi plan to visit shivasamudra

hi

plan to visit shivasamudra with family on 07.03.15

is it a good idea and safe to visit with a 9 month old baby??

rgds

Rasheed

 

Please reply

 

Yes. there is no problem

Yes. there is no problem visit with your 9 month old.

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Is Jan (23-26) is gud time to

Is Jan (23-26) is gud time to visit shivsamundra falls?

Thanks

Raman

Yes. it is.. hope you enjoyed

Yes. it is.. hope you enjoyed your trip.

Hi, Within how much time will

Hi,

Within how much time will reach at the spot by bus

from Bangalore, it should be

from Bangalore, it should be 3-4 hours. I am not sure if there is any direct bus.

Is that good to visit in

Is that good to visit in november month, kindly let me know if possible..

Yes, November is good time

Yes, November is good time but falls will be relatively silent.

hi plan to visit shivasamudra

hi

plan to visit shivasamudra with family n friends.

is it a good idea and safe to visit with a one year old baby??

rgds

sushil

Yes, Perfectly safe.. no

Yes, Perfectly safe.. no problem to go there with Kids..

Dear Vishnu, Could you please

Dear Vishnu,
Could you please let me know what more places can we approach other than shivanasamudra, keshava temple and talakad for a 2nights/2day trip.

you can also include

you can also include Somnathpur in this itinerary...its on the same trail..

Adding more places will make it weary...

http://thinkingparticle.com/articles/somnathpur-remnant-hoysala-architec...

Hi, I'm planning to visit the

Hi,

I'm planning to visit the bluff on dec 7th. Is it right time?. Also, i'm worried about the transport. Do we get public transport from MalavaLLi or Kollegala to the falls. Also, as there are two falls which are 10 kms apart how to go to other falls. Do we get auto, taxis there. Kindly help.

Thanks in advance.

Hi Ravi...As stated in the

Hi Ravi...As stated in the blog it might be difficult to catch public transport between these falls... You can reach till Gaganachukki Fall using public transport but beyond that you are on your own...

hello Hoping you can advise

hello

Hoping you can advise us

we are a family of 4 coming from US and visiting Mysore for 2 days. Taking a day trip to the waterfalls would be really fun outing for my two adventurous boys.

What is the best way to go from Mysore to these falls.
Can we return back by 8-9pm back ot Mysore
Are we allowed to clim down the rocks to the base of the falls ?
Do we have to buy tickets or get permissions to walk around the area ?

Any advice would be appreciated
Thanks so much
Kay

I don't know the route from

I don't know the route from Mysore but waterfalls are not very far... It can be easily done a day trip...

yaa....you can reach till the bottom of the waterfall through coracle...

Nope...its not ticketing area... you are allowed to roam freely..

Regards
Vishnu

We are planning to visit

We are planning to visit shivanasamudra "bharachukki" on morning time is it ok?

Morning time is perfect....

Morning time is perfect.... less sun and enjoy bathing in the soothing waters...

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