Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Barachukki Falls, Sivanasamudra

Barachukki is a waterfall situated near the island town of Shivanasamudra in the Mandya district of Karnataka. A twin water fall Gagana Chukki (90 meters) is located near to Barachukki. The island of Shivanasamudra divides Kaveri River into two parts that form these two waterfalls, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. The eastern branch of the waterfall is known as Barachukki while the western branch is known as Gaganachukki.

Barachukki Falls during a coracle ride

Barachukki falls during a coracle ride



Things to See

Stone bridge over Kaveri river, on the way to Sivanasamudra Falls
Barachukki Falls
Gaganachukki Falls
Coracle ride to the mouth of the magnificent waterfall

Stone bridge over Kaveri river where hindi film guru is shooted

Stone bridge over Kaveri river, on the way to Sivanasamudra Falls

Barachukki waterfall has a height of about 69 meters, whereas Gaganachukki has a height of 90 meters. The segmented Barachukki Falls are a graceful one and the more popular one among the two falls. This jagged crashing cascade of water is also the wider one among the two falls (Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls). There is a narrow flight of about 200 concrete steps that lead down to the waterfall. There are benches to sit and relax and enjoy the beautiful view of waterfall. An interesting way to watch the beauty of the waterfall is to take a coracle ride to the mouth of the magnificent waterfall. There is a portion of the waterfall where the water flows in less volume and is best suited for enjoying a bath in the waterfall.The mist formed from the water plunging at great speed from the cliff above is a great sight. The area near the waterfalls is famous for being the location of Asia’s first hydro-electric power station that was set up in the year 1902 and is still functional.

A picture taken during the coracle ride to the mouth of the magnificent waterfall

Barachukki falls


Best Time To Visit Barachukki Falls

The best time to visit the Sivanasamudra falls(Barachukki and Gaganachukki falls) is July to Octber.

How to Reach Barachukki Falls

Barachukki is 5km from Malavalli, 60km from Mysore and 139 km from Bangalore and about 60 km from Mysore.


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