Shivasamudram falls, Talakkad, Somanathapura - Bangalore

One day trip

Posted by Byte Travel on Sun, 01 Jul 2018

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Kokkare bellur bird sanctuary

The uniqueness in Kokkarebellur is the long established bonding between the spot-billed pelicans and the villagers who have adopted this bird as their heritage, since they consider the birds as harbingers of good luck and prosperity to the village.

Shivanasamudra & Bharachukki Falls

Shivanasamudra is a small city in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India.  It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, is the location of one of the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia, which was set up in 1902.

The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has found its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls.A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.

It has an average width of 305 meters (1,001 ft), a height of 98 m (322 ft), and an average volume of 934 cubic metres per second (33,000 cu ft/s). The maximum recorded volume is 18,887 cubic metres per second (667,000 cu ft/s).

These waterfalls are that the left segment is called Gaganachukki and the right segment is called Bharachukki.The Bharachukki falls are a few kilometers to the south-west of the Gaganachukki falls.Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple located here is built in the Dravidan style of architecture.

Monsoon is the best to visit for Shivasamudram falls.

Shivasamudram falls, Talakkad, Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura - Bangalore

Talakkad - Desert-like city

Talakadu is a desert-like town on the left bank of the Kaveri river 45 km (28 miles) from Mysore and 133 km (82 miles) from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. It once had over 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in sand.

Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura

The ancient Sri Someshwara Temple is another famous temple here at Sivasamudram. Adi guru Sri Shankaracharya is said to have visited this place and established a "Sri Chakra". It is unusually believed that the Someshwara Linga here has existed much before the Ranganantha idol and that the Saptarshis were performing pooja and worshipping this Linga.