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“Best one day trip from Bangalore!!”

Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls
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Private Tour: Shivanasamudra Waterfalls and Ancient Somnathpur Full-Day Tour...
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Owner description: The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.
Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
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“Best one day trip from Bangalore!!”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

This could be the best spot that you can visit from Bangalore in a day. You can take the kanakapura scenic route to the falls, Beware there are no good restaurants on the way. Visit Gaganachukki first which is just a vista point and later jump into the waters of Bharachukki. Any where you turn around you will see waterfall there. Its a very photogenic place. One can plunge into the water/falls and have a very nice time. Road conditions are not bad.

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Visited December 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful waterfalls.. scenic.. pretty...”
Reviewed 15 December 2011

If one loves waterfalls then, this is a must go in southern india. This place actually is a collection of quite a few waterfalls, all culminating into a huge pond.

I was there in August sometime, the weather was fine, it was quite a sunny day, the atmosphere was really good.

You can hear the roar of the falls from about 2-3 kms before you actually hit the place. Some sightings of the river are also possible from distance, before actually reaching the place.

The approach road is narrow, and actually goes from within the power plant. having a GPS is the best bet. There is another approach road, but that is very very crowded and hard to navigate for a vegetarian. [ It looked like a Muslim shrine around there, and we saw a few sacrifices going on.]

The power plant approach is clean and empty from that perspective.

From the car park [there is a restaurant as well], the view is generally very good. There is a vantage point constructed after a few steps, which provides a very very interesting view.

You can get decent south indian food at the restaurant.

Visited August 2011
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“DIRTY, FILTHY AND CROWDED”
Reviewed 8 October 2011

This is one of the dirtiest place I have seen with all kinds of hazardous trash around.. broken bottles of whiskey, vodka, plastics everywhere, food thrown around.. sandals, chappal's and all that you can see in any dump yard..PLUS loads of human [--] in every corner.
The cemented stairs which leads you to the falls is steep with not a single tree or shade to take a break from the tremendous heat.. has no railing to hold on to either.
Lastly the crowd.. there was just total chaos there.. people shouting.. creating a havoc..

The police instead of taking care of those who get too close to the danger zones, where helping a family of superior police official's family to carry their kids ( and they were all on duty).. Ha.. we though India was fighting corruption.

I've been to many places in Kerala and that is CLEAN and people are decent.

Visited October 2011
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“One of the best waterfalls in India”
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Not sure how many people are aware. Shivanasamudra comprises of two falls known as gaganachukki & bharachukki. Gaganachukki can only be viewed from a distance & it's a risky business to walk to the bottom of the falls. If you really want to have fun then drive to bharachukki which is hardly 20 mins away. There are steps leading to the bottom of this smaller waterfall. We stood right below the falling water with lot of other people & it was amazing. The best period to visit is September.

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ashford in kent
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41 reviews
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“Barachukki Water falls”
Reviewed 16 September 2008

If you like waterfalls you cannot miss these falls, which I believe were one of the most spectacular that I have seen. It is actually a whole vast area of smaller and large waterfalls crashing down in a most spectacular manner.
We went in September at the end of the rainy season which is probably the best time to see them. Possible at the height of the dry season they may not be so spectacular.
The views from the car park are breathtaking and then there are steps down to the water at the base. The sound of the falls resonates in different ways the lower you get.
At the bottom you can take a coracle ride to the base of the bigger falls. Something for the more brave of us.
It is also possible from the car park to roam around at the top around the tributary's to the falls which is well worth doing.
Down side - when we went the first time we were two white girls with an Indian driver and there were a lot of excitable gangs of Indian young lads that found us 'entertaining'.. We went again with a group of Indian friends and this was not the case. On this occasion we tried all the side stalls selling local nibbles and fruit and it was lovely.
Generally very busy

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