Saturday, 16 June 2012

Shivanasamudra Water falls Near Mysore

Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamudra FallsThe Shivanasamudra Waterfalls, literally meaning Shiva's Sea are situated at a distance of 85 kms from Mysore. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river Cauvery into two different falls which display a captivating sight. On the one side, it forms the Gaganachukki falls shaped like a large horsetail and on the other side are the Bharachukki Falls. The sight of these two falls is enchanting and the best time to visit them is during the monsoon. The falls are considered to be one among the 100 best waterfalls in the world.
The Ranganatha temple in Shivanasamudra Island is a huge structure of the Hoysala period.
Shivanasamudra is home to the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902.This is one of the oldest generating station in India The electricity produced here was initially used in the Kolar Gold Fields. Thus, Kolar Gold Fields became the first town in Asia to get hydro electricity.

Best time to visit is July to October (the water falls looks full and gorgeous during this season)
 Entry to Shivanasamudra Waterfalls is Free 

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