Situated on the banks of river Kaveri, Shivanasamudram is one of the famous tourist places in Karnataka with two major waterfalls Gaganchukki and Barachukki.The Gaganachukki and Barachukki waterfalls are best-visited post monsoon when there’s abundant water.
If you are traveling to Coorg or Mysore from Bangalore then don’t miss to visit this beautiful waterfall. This is a perfect and quick getaway from either Bangalore or Mysore.
You can reach the waterfalls on Coracles – Circular shaped boat that takes you right to the base of the falls.
Best Time: July – October
Distance: 122 Km from Bangalore
Travel Time: Around 2 hours
Activities: Camping, Trekking, Forest, Waterfalls, Boating
Good To Know:
- No public washrooms or changing rooms.
- No locker facility
- Be careful with your belongings as it is crowded during Weekends.
- Carry snacks and food items, as you won’t find any proper restaurants nearby.
- Wear proper footwear to trek. (Preferably waterproof if you are planning to cross the river to go near the waterfall)
How to Reach:
By Plane: The nearest airport is in Mysore.
By Train: Nearest railway station is in Mysore, at a distance of 60 kilometers.
By Bus: The two falls are not well connected by bus. Buses ply regularly to Kollegala from Bangalore as well as Mysore. From Kollegala, one can hire cab or auto rickshaw to reach the falls.
By Road: To reach Shivanasamudra from Bangalore you can drive along the Bangalore-Mysore highway till Maddur.
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