Cauvery River


14.2/5(7 Ratings)

Cauvery River Overview

Ranked 2 of 8 sightseeing in Shivanasamudra

The Cauvery River in Karnataka bifurcates twice to form the island of Shivanasamundra and Srirangapatnam that are 80 km apart from each other. The island of Shivanasamundra is famous for the Shivanasamundra Falls, including the twin falls, the Gaganachukki Falls and the Barachukki Falls. The Cauvery River is an important source of water for the hydroelectric power project that supplies power to Bengaluru, Mysore and the Kolar Gold Fields.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Sinoy John

Sinoy John3.6/5

26 reviews

Good river without much pollution

Nice view of Cauvery River. On the way to waterfalls two bridges across this river however one is very narrow. Just near to bridge you can get down the river for a bath or fresh up. Nice place to have lunch.

Varun Varun

Varun Varun5.0/5

12 reviews

Best river

I am Kannadiga and I love the places in Karnataka. Once we had been to Shivanasamudra where a marvellous project of hydro electricity was getting produced then we went to watch the falls that is Gaganachukki Falls. There we had swum for about 3 hours in Cauvery River. Marvellous experience all over the day. I advice or suggest travellers to visit once to the Shivanasamudra Kaveri River.

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.9/5

421 reviews

Different type of dip in the river

Taking a dip in the sangam is supposed to be very sacred. But on the day we arrived there it was very crowded. Each one enjoying the river in different way. Honey moon couples were carrying the wives and walking into the river, Older couples were hugging each other to take a dip. Young boys were playing ball. Older boys made human pyramid and divided into the river. Women made a chain of 5-6 people to go far into the river splashing water on each other. The changing room is pathetic. Just an asbestos sheet covered rectangle with no door. No flooring - the wet cloths need to be on the sand. No place to keep the dry cloths or mobile or camera.

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Srinivas Gupta

Srinivas Gupta4.3/5

5 reviews

A lot of time spent in the water

There is boating in this place which is very cheap 20rs per person and enjoyable. As the water is very clean people tend to play a lot of time in water early-mid rainy season is a good time to visit.

Shalini Patrick

Shalini Patrick3.9/5

9 reviews

Cauvery, the river with many faces

I have seen Cauvery river from many places. Have been on the banks of it from the many resorts along Mysore road. Amazing! One can go on a boat ride in the river in some places. The round boat is the best.

Swati Gupta

Swati Gupta5.0/5

10 reviews

Awesome Experience!

Ohh.. what and amazing time we had. It is always fun when friends are around. I enjoyed a lot. Went to various other places.

Photos of Cauvery River

Cauvery River, Shivanasamudra

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Raja Pradhan

Cauvery River, Shivanasamudra
Cauvery River, Shivanasamudra

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Dodril Hipson

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Cauvery River, Shivanasamudra

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Dodril Hipson

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Cauvery River, Shivanasamudra

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Abhay Mudgal