Barachukki And Gaganachukki Falls


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Barachukki And Gaganachukki Falls Overview

Ranked 3 of 8 sightseeing in Shivanasamudra

The Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls are part of the Shivanasamundra Falls, on the Cauvery River. Towards the western side lies the Gaganachukki Falls, while to the east is the Barachukki Falls.

The Barachukki Falls is wider than Gaganachukki Falls and has a narrow path of stairs carved through the rocks. The former is also known for the coracle ride that takes travellers up to the mouth of the waterfall. The Gaganachukki Falls is famous for an old dargah and a watchtower.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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51 reviews

Splendid falls glorifying nature

Superb falls right admist the nature. Quite scenic surrounded by hills and lush greenery. This place is 149 kms from Bangalore and is unspoilt and clean. A nice offbeat destination to relax and unwind.
  • Splendid falls glorifying nature
  • Splendid falls glorifying nature
  • Splendid falls glorifying nature

Smriti Mahale

Smriti Mahale4.6/5

12 reviews

Ideal for one day gateway

The Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls is an ideal one day getaway this Summer.Though you cannot go beneath the waterfalls and the same has to be viewed from the railing, yet the beauty of the same can be felt from the same. The falls are in full swing, especially after Summer. The falls are ideal for a family outing.Do carry some food since the restaurants nearby do not provide you the best kinds of food.

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Susheel Raheja

Susheel Raheja4.3/5

7 reviews

Perfect getaway place

This place is 120 kms from Bangalore a perfect getaway. The Shivsamudram Fall is made by Cauvery River a good place for a picnic. There are two directions to reach this place one can take Kanakapura Road or Mysore Road. The Mysore Road is much safer but there's a lot more traffic compared to Kanakapura Road. Food is available at the falls there's a Maurya Hotel. But before you leave check whether there's water at the falls you can visit this place in Monsoon season.

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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.6/5

453 reviews

Mind blowing place, lot of eateries available

Gaganachukki has a restaurant. One can have food and enjoy the falls from a distance. On one side you can see the river flowing on the mountain. On the other side you can see the hydroelectric power station. You are not allowed to get down through the gorge. After relaxing there for sometime, please go to Barachukki through Shivanasamudram village. Barachukki falls are spread out, a mini Niagara. Lot of steps lead you to the pond formed by the falls in the gorge. On the way you can buy and eat groundnut, cucumber, pineapple, bonda-bajji etc sold by locals. Coracles are available to take a ride to the falls. Rs.100 per head. Maximum 5 persons. One forgets all the difficulties of climbing up and down the gorge when one gets the shower of the falls when coracle goes near. i felt like maid of the mist of Niagara. Please take videos of the coracle ride in mobile with cover or a camera where the lens is water-proof. It is a memento for life.

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Srinivas Gupta

Srinivas Gupta4.3/5

5 reviews

Enjoy during the rainy season

Its totally worth it to visit these waterfalls especially in the early rainy season when there ample water in the falls and also you can do boating near the falls, take a bike trip from Bangalore to have a good experience.

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar2.9/5

3 reviews

A refreshing place

We went Shivasamudram fall in august 2014 on weekend ride from Bangalore. Its about 3 and half hours of ride from Bangalore. The falls ( Gaganachukki & bharachukki) both are beautiful and full of water. The right time to visit falls are from July to October when the falls are full with water.But there is no restaurant there so you have to take along with you same eatable things. Some people there sell Fruits, chats and coconut water thats it And you also get chips, biscuits, cold drinks etc. Overall awesome 1-day trip for refreshing your mood.

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Swati Gupta

Swati Gupta3.2/5

10 reviews

Nice to spend time with loved ones

It was already dark by the time we reached the place. However, the overall experience was awesome. I really loved the place a lot. Good to spend time with loved ones.

Parthasarathi Srinivasachar

Parthasarathi Srinivasachar5.0/5

26 reviews

The Niagara of India.

The falls was in full swing. It was a treat to watch. There was a heavy crowd on account of Sunday. People say that Niagara falls is the best. If anyone has visited during end of July or early August they would have noticed the splendor, grandeur of these falls which was in no way below the great Niagara.On the way to Barachukki there is a temple dedicated to God Vishnu and which is one of the three temples known as Adi Ranga, Madhya Ranga and Anthya Ranga (Srirangapatna in BNG-MYS highway, Shivanasamudra in Malavalli and Srirangam In TN) The government can improve tourist amenities/facilities.

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