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Interesting Facts About Gushing Twin Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

The Shivanasamudra Falls are twin falls and Situated on the bank of Kaveri River. Shivanasamudra is among the popular Tourist places in Karnataka. The island of Shivanasamudra divides Kaveri River into two parts that form two waterfalls, one is Gaganachukki and the other is Bharachukki. This place offers breathtaking sight in the peak monsoons.
 The Kaveri river flows through rocks and gorge of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form the Shivanasamudra waterfalls.The island town of Shivabasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course.

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A river cuts through a rock, not because its power but because its persistence.
Shivanasamudra Falls is located in Mandya District, Karnataka around 130 Kms from Bangalore and is one of the best one day trip. The drive from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra via Kanakapura is a pleasant and magnificent road trip with lush green all around with fresh breezing air. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.
The Shivanasamudra Falls looks like a satin rock wall threaded with silver. silver and glinted in the aureate light.

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There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.
Best time to visit The Shivanasamudra Falls is peak monsoon season, from July to Sepetember.
India's second hydro-electric power station is located at the waterfall and is still functional. This station was commissioned by the Diwan of Mysore.
The Shivanasamudra Falls is a segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. It has an average width of 305 meters, a height of 98 m, and an average volume of 934 cubic metres per second. It is a perennial waterfall.
Left segment of The Shivanasamudra Falls  is called Gaganachukki and the right segment is called Bharachukki.
The western branch of Kaveri River results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls. The Gaganachukki waterfalls are best viewed from the Shivanasamudra watch tower. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple built in the Dravidan style of architecture is also a additional sight seeing with The Shivanasamudra Falls