Shivanasamundram Falls

Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 1 day
  • Best Time: Aug-Feb
  • Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Shivanasamudra Falls, also known as Sivasamudram Falls, is a majestic waterfall located on the Kaveri River in the state of Karnataka, India. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in the region and is known for its scenic beauty and grandeur. Here's some information about Shivanasamudra Falls:

  1. Location: Shivanasamudra Falls is situated in the Mandya district of Karnataka, approximately 135 kilometers from Bangalore and 65 kilometers from Mysore. The waterfall is located amidst lush green forests and rocky terrain, providing a picturesque setting.

  2. Twin Waterfalls: Shivanasamudra Falls consists of two sections, namely Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. The Gaganachukki Falls is the larger and more popular section, known for its cascading water flow and the grandeur of the falls. The Bharachukki Falls is wider and offers a different perspective of the waterfall.

  3. Scenic Beauty: The waterfalls are surrounded by dense vegetation, adding to the natural beauty of the place. The roaring sound of the cascading water, the misty atmosphere, and the rocky terrain create a mesmerizing ambiance. The lush greenery around the falls enhances the visual appeal.

  4. Viewing Points: There are well-defined viewpoints from where visitors can witness the spectacular view of the falls. These viewpoints provide panoramic vistas and excellent photo opportunities. The best time to capture the beauty of the falls is during the monsoon season when the water flow is at its peak.

  5. Wildlife Sanctuary: Shivanasamudra Falls is located near the Shivanasamudra Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can explore the sanctuary and spot species like elephants, spotted deer, wild boars, and several bird species.

  6. Water Activities: Although swimming or getting too close to the waterfalls is not allowed, visitors can enjoy boating in the calm waters of the river downstream. Boat rides offer a different perspective of the falls and allow visitors to experience the serenity of the surroundings.

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