from great heights the river Cauvery is the source of the mighty
Shivasamudra falls. 20 kms from Malavalli and 44 kms from Mandya at
Shivasamudram, the river Cauvery separates into two streams that thunder
down 106.68 metres of rocky hillside. Karnataka Power Corporation has a
circuit house here.
The Gaganachukki falls are also believed to be the site of suicide of Nandiraja, a 16th century king of the area who leapt into its waters with his wife as a penance for some ceremonial offence.
The Gaganachukki falls on the western branch of the river Cauvery and the Bharachukki falls a mile away to the east are best viewed during the monsoon from July to mid November.
HOW TO GET THERE
Mandya town is connected by rail to almost all the major cities of the region.
Shivasamudra is 44 kms from Mandya town and can be approached by road from Mandya.
WHERE TO STAY
Karnataka Power Corporation's Circuit House.
Best Time To Visit
These falls can be best viewed during monsoon, from July to mid November.