It is an emerging holiday destination, situated near Mysore in Karnataka. This tiny pretty town is filled with abundant picturesque beauty and wonderful sights which are hidden by its calmness. It is a proud town of housing the first hydro-electric power station, which is located in Gaganachukki waterfalls and established in 1902 and it is still functional. The famous Shivanasamudra waterfalls is the prime attraction. The majestic River Cauvery is splits into two and falls into two separate valleys namely Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. These two waterfalls are the eye-catching beauties of Shivanasaudram. The vapor of dense mist which is emerging as the gushing water hits the rocky surface, offers an astounding sight. The scenic surrounding of these falls and deciduous hill forest are the inviting features for adventurous tourists to venture out here for a marvelous trekking and fishing experience.
Places to visit
Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls
The graceful waterfalls are cascading from the majestic River Cauvery which splits into two and steepd down into two valleys. As the cascading water hits the rocks, the dense mist is partially covering the steep valley which offers spectacular views of these falls.
Activities to do
Trekking through the majestive River Cauvery, in the midst of hilly forests and woody landscapes are the mesmerizing features of trekking in Shivansamudram. The place is primitive and isolated, adventurous trekkers can even reach Georgia Sunshine village to enjoy panoramic views and amazing landscapes.
Fishing is the favorite tourist activity here. It is the place known for Mahseer fishes which are biggest tropical sport fishes. Along with fishing one can watch variety of avian species here.
How to reach Shivanasamudram
Bangalore international airport is 130 km from Shivanasamudram.
Mysore railway station is around 60 km from Shivanasamudram.
Plenty of bus services are available from Shivanasamudram to all major and minor cities of Karnataka.
In summer 23-37°C and in winter 15-27°C. It is best visited from July to October.