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Shivasamudram Falls

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Address: Mandya District | Cauvery, Belakavadi 560070, India
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+91 90190 21088
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

This is the site of the first hydro-electric power station in Asia, set up...

This is the site of the first hydro-electric power station in Asia, set up in the early 20th century. The Gaganachukki and Barachukki waterfalls are best visited post monsoon, when there’s abundant water.

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This is one of the great falls i have visited in India. There is no proper place for enjoy means bath but it's your own risk. now a days due to Monsoon failure water level is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tiruchirappalli, India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My heart swells when I right about some great tourist places of India, but at the same time it boils for its poor maintenance by the authorities. This is a great natural water fall and is immensely popular as "Gagana Chukki" and "Bhara Chukki" falls. The place is easy to approach on road and not too far from the main... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I traveled in the month of june when it was a bit hot. Getting to the view point is an ok tarmac road and really nothing special about it. Though the breadth of the waterfall is huge which would be treat to the eyes in monsoon

Thank Saurabh M
Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could be spectacular falls if the rains are abundant and the river Kaveri is overflowing, so pls check the conditions before making a trip else you may be dissapointed, one can spend about half hour here taking pictures etc, there are no proper restaurants or seating to enjoy the falls, it can get really crowded on weekends as it... More 

Tiruchirappalli, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the great falls i have visited in India. There is no proper place for enjoy means bath but it's your own risk. now a days due to Monsoon failure water level is very low so need to travel on right time. There is two beautiful falls which is called Gagnachukki and Barachukki. I had enjoyed with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Thesse falls are on the banks of the Cauvery river. It is also the site of one of the first hydroelectric power stations in Asia. To reach the bottom of the falls, you have to come down several steps, so be sure that you are not carrying heavy luggage.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This falls is around 70 km from Mysore. You can see and enjoy the falls from a long distance. There is a view point from where you can see the falls. You cannot go down and really enjoy the water of the falls. The road leading to falls is enjoyable with greenery. You can spend max one hour watching the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Cons: 1.Tourists are not allowed to go down. you can watch from the distance. 2. Water is less because of Monsoon failure 3. Condition is pretty hot - try visit in morning or evening. Pro 1. Do a good ride on the Kanakapura road, both sides are filled with green farm fields, I strongly recommend two Wheelers to ride on... More 

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very good place will be crowded but ull have to find a spot for u. P.s : Do visit in rainy season ull get feel and divine power of nature showering on you.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hello ALL: I visited this place last Sunday (06/11/2016). But due to some accident (Bharachikku) write now tourist will only able to see the waterfall but don't allow to go inside from water. Good amount of water are you able to see in waterfall.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had been to this place on 29th Oct, Saturday with lots of hopes but literally disappointed as there was no water and they were not allowing us inside that this place is closed since 6 months. We went in 2 wheeler and all our efforts went into pain.

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