January 23, 2015

Shivanasamudra- Gaganachukki Falls


Asia's first hydro electric power station at Shivanasamudra is a popular getaway from Bangalore. Shivanasamudra is well known for its twin waterfalls- Gaganachukki and Barachukki, both separated by a few kilometers. Gaganachukki has multiple falls as Cauvery winds its way through the numerous rocks and cascades into the pool below. With numerous falls, it resembles a miniature version of Hoganekkal falls in Dharmapuri. The white waters, the rocks and the lush greenery creates an enchanting landscape. The well paved steps leads to a viewpoint which offers brilliant vistas of the gorgeous falls. Dargah Hazrath Mardane Gaib near Gaganachukki falls is another attraction at Shivanasamudra. The place is quite crowded during the weekends and there are numerous vendors selling various thirst quenchers. Beware of the mischievous monkeys who can snatch your belongings.

Gaganachukki falls
Gaganachukki falls
Barachukki, located a few kilometers away from Gaganachukki is the other twin which makes Shivanasamudra a river island. Unlike Gaganachukki, one can reach the base of Barachukki by hiring a coracle. Monsoon or post monsoon is the best time to visit these twin falls.

Route- Bengaluru- Kanakapura- Malvalli- Shivanasamudra
Distance- 138 Kms

26 comments:

  1. Visiting your blog after long time :)
    Informative post!

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  2. Really a beautiful place. Nice pictures

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  3. Lovely!
    I haven't been there yet. We did think of going a couple of months back but it didn't happen. :(
    Nice pictures, Niranjan. :)

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  4. Fantastic view of waterfalls.

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    1. Absolutely. Should be a treat during the rains.

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  6. I love these waterfalls very much. Nice captures.

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  7. You have captured them beautifully!

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  8. Beautiful shots! Perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore...

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  9. The waterfalls have come out very nicely. :)

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  10. Fabulous photos of the falls! Is there a decent choice of accommodation in Shivanasamudra?

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    1. Thank you. Accommodation is very limited. Had read about a sunshine village resort nearby. The falls is usually done as a day trip from Bangalore.

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  11. My boss has taken us to this place so many years back a picturesque scenery to watch. Great pics to reminiscene thank u

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    1. Thank you. Glad it rekindled your memories.

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