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Shivanasamudra Attractions - Tourist Places To Visit In Shivanasamudra

  • 01Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

    Tourists planning a trip to the island town, Shivanasamudra must visit the prime attraction, Shivanasamudra Waterfalls. It is a twin waterfall that is situated at the first hydroelectric power station of Asia built in 1902.

    Shivanasamudra Waterfalls divides into Barachukki Falls and Gaganchukki Falls, which fall from an elevation of 200 ft and merge into the Kavery river. This waterfall is considered to be the second largest in the country and is counted amongst the top 100 waterfalls across the globe.

    Travellers can visit the Ranganatha Swamy Temple of the Hoysala period that is situated on the Madhya-Ranga Island while coming to see this waterfall. People need to cross the two bridges over the Cauvery river in order to reach the Ranganatha Swamy Temple. People planning to explore Shivanasamudra Waterfalls should visit the location between July and October.

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  • 02Barachukki & Gaganachukki Falls

    On a trip to the island town of Shivanasamudra, travellers must visit Barachukki Falls and Gaganachukki Falls, which are formed when Shivanasamudra Waterfalls divide. Plummeting from a height of 200 ft, both the waterfalls lie opposite each other, Barachukki Falls on the eastern side and Gaganachukki Falls on the western side.

    The best time to visit these falls is during the monsoon season, which falls between the months of July and October. On closer observation, people will notice that Barachukki Falls, which is wider than Gaganchukki Falls, has a narrow path of stairs carved in the rocks.

    The former is popular among travellers for the coracle ride while the latter is renowned for a watch tower and an ancient Dargah. Travellers can undertake trekking down the hillside but swimming is not advisable on both Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls.

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