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Shivanasamudra waterfall

Shivanasamudra waterfall
This place, also called as Shimsa has well known world famous Gagana Chukki and Bhara Chukki water falls. The water falls is from the river Kaveri. On the down side of the place there is a Hydral power generation station (no entry to see the place) belonging to Karnataka state. This hydral power station is the first one in Asia. Shivanasamudram is also called Bluff. During summer and winter time when there is no water in the river, people can reach the bottom of the water falls and enjoy the nature's scenic beauty. Instead of reaching this place directly, people can have the trip of visiting Somnathpur, Talakad, Mudukuthore also. If possible, it is better to reach this place before 12.00 noon as the direction of flow of the river is towards East and the view of the water falls is beautiful at this time. The total distance from Mysore to Bluff is 60Kms. People can visit Somnathpur which is almost on the way to Bluff. From Mysore, people have to travel towards Bannur, which is 24 Kms away. Take a diversion to Somnathpur at Bannur. Somnathpur is only 10 Kms away from Bannur. After visiting Somnathpur, one has to come back to Bannur and proceed towards Bluff. On the way there is one more place called Malavalli which is 24 Kms from Bannur. From Malavalli, the distance to Bluff is only 15 Kms. In this route one will reach Gaganachukki falls. They can then reach Bharachukki from there.
One can reach Bharachukki from Somnathpur directly without going to Gaganachukki. Travel towards Sosale which is 5Kms from Somnathpur and take left turn. One will get Purigali, Boppanapura, Belakavadi, Sathegala hand post and Darga before reaching Bharachukki. The total distance is 35Kms.
Shivanasamudra waterfall
Tourists travelling from Bengaluru (Bangalore) have two option to reach Gaganachukki. One via Mysore - Bangalore road. In this road take left turn at Maddur (approximately mid way between Bengaluru and Mysore) and proceed towards Malavalli which is only 22Kms. From Bangalore, one can reach Malavalli directly via Kanakapura. Distance between Bengaluru and Malavalli via Kanakapura is 102 Kms. Distance between Kanakapura and Malavalli is 46Kms. From Malavalli, proceed towards Kollegal road. After 18Kms, take left deviation to reach Gaganachukki and Hydral power generation station which is only 3Kms from this turn.
From Shivanasamudram, people can visit the place called Talakad (famous for temples submerged in sand and the main temple Vaidyanatheswara, at the banks of river Kaveri) and Mudukuthore (famous for Mallikarjuna temple). The distance between Bluff and Thalakad is 35 Kms. From Bluff, people have to come to a place called Belakavadi and then to Thalakad. Normal practice is to visit Somnathpur first, then Bluff, and proceed towards Thalakad.

Only bus transportation is available. Both Karnataka state government (KSRTC) and private buses/vehicles are available. The total trip for Somanathapura, Thalakadu, Shivanasamudram and Mudukuthore can be booked either from Mysore or Bangalore at KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism and Development Corporation).

The best visiting time is during June to September as there will be much water in the river Kaveri and the water falls look gorgeous. The climate is moderate entire year. But, possible to visit and see during most of the time in the entire year.

Shivanasamudram There is a lodging and boarding facility available for accommodation and food very nearer to Gaganachukki view point. People can avail accommodation at Mudukuthore also. Resorts are available in Mudukuthore place ( near Thalakad 40 Kms away) to stay. These are to be booked at Bangalore KSTDC centre. There are no entry fees. All types of cameras are allowed inside the temple. The place is purely village area. No good hotels are available. Small hotels are only available at Thalakadu. This place is not a shopping place. Normal practice of the trip is to visit Somanathapur temple (from Mysore) and then proceed to Mudukuthore and then to Thalakadu. If one is interested to see the sun set in Thalakadu, the trip can changed to proceed to Shivanasamudram from Somanathpur and then from Shivanasamudram to Thalakad. In the latter case, be sure to reach before 4.00pm as the temples at Thalakad cannot be seen.

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manjunath

09-12-2008

Hi Please view this
krj

23-04-2009

nice post
Manjus

24-04-2009

Excellent photos
MANJU.CN

01-08-2009

Very beautifull place dont miss it...........
Swamy

02-09-2009

Hi,Pls View this photo,Excellent photos.amazing
Satish Narayan

03-12-2009

hydral power generation station. This hydral power plant is the first in Asia also KGF(Kolar Gold Field) was the first place to get power from this unit. This plant was exclusively designed for KGF by Britishers on those days. KGF was 2nd town to get power in those days, only then other city had got power.
shivakumar

20-12-2009

Is there any accomodation available in Shivanasamudram
Sharath

26-09-2010

.hai frnds tis s excellent place dont miss it....k
karthikeyan

06-06-2011

any one know some nice hotels in mandiya - sulokarthick@yahoo.co.in please let me know..
Dr Paul Prakash Kumar

01-12-2011

our school children are going to somanathpur, shivanasamudra, Thalakad,on 4th sunday of Dec. pl brief us how to go about.
Thanks
Dr Paul Prakash
nayana

06-04-2012

Superb Place
adarsh

04-10-2012

friendz intha place neevu miss maadkobedi
achal

23-12-2012

superb. frnds can enjoy the place and nice nature

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