Located in Madhya district of Karnataka is one of the most scenic and eminent waterfalls in the Country. 120km from Banglore the place is known for its serenity and ambience. One can reach the spot by boarding a bus from Bangalore. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the state. The profuse greenery around the place makes the trekking experience even more spellbinding.
The waterfalls are formed due to river Kaveri dropping off passing through the rocks and paths of Deccan plateau. The falls are divided into two by the island town Shivanasamudra hence the name. People drop off here to experience the scenery which captures the term “Divine” with all its might. These falls are the second largest falls in the country and also sixteenth largest in the world. One can avail the services of Tokari boat to reach the centre of waterfalls.
The two falls which comprise the waterfalls are named “Gaganachukki” and “Barachukki”. The “Barachukki” falls are few kilometres to the south-west of “Gaganachukki”. To view both the falls together one needs to reach the Shivanasamudram watchtower. This is the spot where most of the photos of the falls are clicked.
Another interesting fact about these waterfalls that it holds one of the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia constructed in 1902. The power generated here was initially used in Kolar Gold Fields. Apart from waterfalls, there are many other locations one can visit during this excursion like the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple which is known for its ancient Dravidian style of architecture and many more. If you’re looking for a place to spend time with your kith and kin, a place where nature shows its true serenity Shivasamudram waterfalls would be the apt destination for you.