Shivasamudram’s claim to fame is its magnificent waterfall known as Shivasamudram Waterfall, which is truly spectacular. The River Cauvery splits into to two cascades here which flow into the same pool the western cascade is known as Gaganachukki and the eastern cascade is known as Bharachukki. The vista of so many cascading torrents of water will leave you spellbound, their mighty roar silencing all other sound and revealing natures immense power and beauty. The water, falling from such a great height creates a fine spray that is very refreshing. The coracle ride in the pool at the bottom of the Bharachukki fall promises to be an unforgettable experience. Barachukki and Gaganachukki are the two picturesque falls that simply cannot be missed out on a trip to Shivasamudram.


The best time to visit the Shivasamudram is during the monsoons from June to October. This is the time when the waterfalls are scenically beautiful with the water gushing down in full flow into the deep gorge below. The surrounding forests are also bathed in a hundred shades of green and look fresh and lovely.

How to Reach

The nearest airport is Bangalore. The closest railhead is Mysore at a distance of 60 km.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Sightseeing in Shivasamudram, is all about enjoying the beautiful and exotic Shivasamudram Falls.

The two waterfalls, Bharachukki and Gaganachukki are breathtaking. During the monsoon season, the water gushes down with full force, presenting a splendid view. To reach the waterfalls one need to trek 2 km through the abundant greenery. These two waterfalls are among the 100 best waterfalls in the world. The two waterfalls are a kilometer apart from each other and are surrounded forests. The Gaganachukki fall is shaped as a horsetail and is also one of the oldest functional hydro-electric power stations in Asia. The Barchukki falls has a wide cascading edge, resembling the Niagara Falls. Trekking and camping are some of the outdoor activities in Shivasamudram that you can enjoy. Shivasamudram is surrounded by the dense forests of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. Trekking and camping in the forests nearby is available for adventure lovers.

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