There is a plethora of weekend getaways in Bangalore, but Shivasamudram Falls is one of a kind. Just a 2 - 3-hour drive from Bangalore, it is a majestic spot that attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The sound of the cascading waters brings a sense calm to the mind and a lot of people visit there to relax while witnessing the beauty of nature. Located amidst lush greenery, the waterfalls have a captivating effect all who gaze upon them.
Shivasamudram falls is actually a hydropower project but due to its scenic views and beautiful surroundings it has become a popular tourist attraction.
There is a very old temple, called the Ranganatha Temple, located near the falls. It attracts a lot of spiritual travellers who come to meditate and admire its skillful architecture.
The best months to visit here are from September to January. During this time, the weather is breezy and pleasant and hence, it attracts the maximum crowds as compared to other months of the year. Conversely, Monsoons are the best season to visit the Shivasamudram falls as at this time, the waterfalls are at their best state, which a higher volume of water and greater movement too. Summers are not a very good option as the waterfalls start to dry up a little at that time. However, one can still enjoy a bit of sightseeing.
The weather at this place is actually quite pleasant all throughout the year, which is why it never stops seeing tourists, no matter what month it may be.
One can get use public transport options like buses, autos or taxis and reach the falls easily. Given below are a few ways to reach the city by different modes of transport:
By Road: Most people visit the falls via Bangalore city as it just a three hours’ drive, covering a distance of 126 kms. it is a short, enjoyable road trip and one can choose between two routes. One of the ways to reach there is via NH-209 through Kanakapura and Malavalli, and the other is via Bangalore Mysore Highway through Maddur. Both drives offer a scenic route and picking one over the other boils down to convenience.
By Air: Though Mysore is just 72 kms away from the Shivasamudram falls with the Mysore Airport being the nearest to this place, this airport has limited flight routes. Hence tourists prefer the Kempegowda International Airportthat which is in Bangalore as it has excellent connectivity with whole of the country.
Shivasundaram falls are open to visit all days of the week. One can enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfall from 8 am to 5 pm, however it is advisable to visit there during the mornings. This is because you can witness the alluring waterfall while the sun is up in the sky, making the overall view even better.
There is no entry fee for the waterfall, so one can observe the beauty of nature without having to spend a single penny.
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