Distance: Shivanasamudra is located 100 km from Bangalore and 60 km from Mysore.
Journey time: 1 and half hours to 2 hours from Bangalore. 1 hour from Mysore.
How to reach there: It is advisable to go for KSTDC package/private tour packages or hire your own vehicle.
Route: 1. One can take the Bangalore – Mysore highway, after Muddur take a diversion and drive upto Malavalli and then ask a local for direction.
2. There other route is Kanakpura road. Drive upto Malavalli and ask any local for direction.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Shivanasamudra is from June to September.
Where to eat: I did not found any good place to eat. So do not expect much.
Gaganachukki – Source: Wikipedia
Shivanasamudra is the place where the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia was set up in 1902. Electricity produced from here went on to power the first city in Asia – Kolar Gold Field or KGF. It is located in Malavalli taluk of Mandya District in the Indian state of Karnataka. This place is famous for the hydro – electric project and two waterfalls formed by river Cauvery. Gaganachukki is the largest falls where the tourists mostly go. View gallery has been constructed by the state government there. The Gaganachukki falls from a height of 98 metres and has two segments – the eastern and the western segment. One can go to the buttom of the falls by trekking. But in monsson season, one should be very careful or should avoid going there altogether. The Barachukki falls is about a KM from there but it is quite small and less popular. But to many the Barachukki falls is more beautiful. Shivanasamudra is also known as Bluff.
There is no place to stay here and it is better to leave the place before evening. This is a nice place for weekend gateway from Bangalore.
Video courtesy – Balaji