Karnataka is having many places with wonderful waterfalls and Shivanasamudra is one of such places.
Shivanasamudra is 134 km away from Bangalore. It has two beautiful waterfalls. It was a great place to enjoy, however now it is more on a great place to see. I will talk about that later in this blog.
I visited few times to Shivanasamudra. All the time my route was Marathahalli - Silk Board - Hosur Road - Nice Road - Kanakapura Road - Shivanasamudra. Driving to Shivanasamudra is very entertaining. On the way to Shivanasamudra you will get few restaurant for breakfast.
Once we entered the Shivanasamudra we first visited Gaganachukki waterfall. There is the view point near to a mosque and you can see the stunning beauty of the waterfall from there.
Next we moved to the main attraction Bharachukki waterfall. It is a very big waterfall on Cauvery river and it is pleasure to eyes to see the waterfall. There is ample parking place available there.
In the past it was allowed to go down to the waterfall. Any weekend it was very crowded where people could enjoyed the waterfall, they can have bath and lots of fun. Many people used to come for picnic as well.
However since last few years, it seems it is not allowed to go down and there is always security over there. I heard this is because of many casualties happening every year.
When I visited the place in the year of 2012 and 2014 I went down and has spent a good amount of time there. I even gone for coral ride which took me very close to the waterfall.
Recently I have visited the place in 2019 while traveling to B.R. Hill. There was very few people were on the spot and the security staffs were not allowing to go down. We have spent half an hour and so and took photos. It is still a great place for photo shoots.
If you are in Bangalore you must plan one day trip to this amazing waterfall and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can plan visiting Somnathpur and Talakadu when you plan Shivanasamudra trip.