- State: Karnataka
- Location: Mandya District
- Distance: 130 km from Bangalore
- Journey time: 2 hrs 13 min by road
- Route: via NH948; via NH275; via Kunigal-Maddur Rd
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There are many amazing sites to visit near the city of Bangalore; one of such is Shivasamudram Falls. Located at a distance of 80 kms from Mysore, it is situated in the Mandya District. The second largest waterfall in India and the sixteen largest in the world, Shivasamundram Falls are worth visiting for their sheer beauty and refreshing environment that they offer. This fall is almost 893 meters wide and falls from a height of 320 feet. Its captivating beauty and sheer vastness creates a view which is worth remembering.
Previously known as the Kaveri Falls, these falls present captivating view, making itself a popular choice amongst nature lovers. River Kaveri splits into two branches, namely Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki, separated by only one km. Both these streams of water fall down from rocky cliff creating a breathtaking view. What adds on to this beautiful sight is the lush greenery and richness of Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary which surround these two falls.
This place is also known for trekking. In order to reach the falls, tourists are required to walk for a minimum of 2 km, passing though refreshing greenery of forest by the banks of River Cauvery. There are benches available at the fall where you can sit and enjoy the serene view. If you are planning a visit to Shivasamudram falls then it is best to plan your trip between the months of July and November. Although the water mat seems very alluring, do avoid swimming at the fall.