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|Attractions||: Gaganachukki, Bharachukki, Temples|
|Season||: June to October|
Shivanasamudra is an island town formed by river Kaveri. It was here in 1902 that one of the first hydro electric stations in Asia was setup. This is one of the largest islands from by a river, in this case Kaveri. There are two waterfalls in Shivanasamudra - Gaganachukki and Bharachukki which are very popular. These are perennial waterfalls and the best time to visit this place is during monsoon and post - monsoon when the view is spectacular.
Gaganachukki falls is a segmented waterfall, meaning that the water falls from a height in two steps. During monsoons, this offers a splendid view. There is a watch tower in Shivanasamudrafrom where this falls can be viewed from a vantage point. This is place where you get the best view. There is also a point behind the waterfall near Darga Hazrath Mardane Gaib. Despite warnings, tourists try to climb on the rocks near this place which results in many deaths.
Bharachukki falls is located few kms south-west to the Gaganachukki waterfalls. During summers, when the current is mild, tourist climb up to the falls to have fun in water. Depending on situation, there are also boating facilities here.
Simhadri Maramma temple, Sri Ranganatha temple, Madhya Ranga Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Sri Prasanna Meenakshi Sri Someshwara Temple are some of the ancient temples located in Shivanasamudra.
Mysore is the nearest bus station to Shivanasamudra.
Mysore is the nearest railway station.
Mysore is the nearest airport.
The best way to reach Shivanasamudra is through own transport or hire a taxi. There are buses available till Kollegala. But beyond that, there is very poor connectivity to Shivanasamudra.
Bangalore to Shivanasamudra is 136 km via National Highway 948 and is approximately a 2.5 hour journey. There is also another route National Highway 275 which takes about the same time.