In & Around

Beutiful Locations Around Mysore

Shivanasamudra (80 Km From THE RED LOTUS)

Bandipur National Park

Shivanasamudra is the location of a HydroElectric project, but more pertinently it is also home to a few lovely water falls. It is located in Karnataka.
The Shivanasamudra falls are formed on the Cauvery river. A little distance before the falls, the river splits into two, forming an island. The two streams falls down to the same point and flows downstream. The two falls are called

  • Gagana Chukki (90 metres)
  • Bhara Chukki (69 metres)

The two falls are really majestic in the monsoon season
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 fly regularly to Kollegala from Bangalore as well as Mysore. From Kollegala, one can hire cab or autorickshaw to reach the falls. However, buses to Kollegala can be crowded and hiring a cab from Bangalore or Mysore is advisable.
On Road
There are two ways to reach Shivanasamudra from Bangalore. From Bangalore, you can drive along the Bangalore Mysore highway till Maddur. Immediately after Maddur Bus station, take a left towards Malavalli. Keep going further straight from Malavalli and you'll reach Shivanasamudra. This route would take around 135 kilometers and the road is good upto Maddur, after which, the road condition deteriorates. However, this is the best road to reach Shivanasamudra from Bangalore. A non-stop journey would take approximately 3 hours from Bangalore.