Places Covered: Shivasamudra (Gaganachukki and Bharachukki waterfalls)
Total distance: ~300 Kms
Time: ~12 Hrs
Mileage: ~7 ltrs.
Previous Trip: Savanadurga, Manchanabele Reservoir and Big Banyan Tree
(Sometime back) Planned a ride to Chikmagalur on 12-14th January 2013 as a new year special ride. A week before the the D-Day, I was busy fine tuning the plan (to include as much biking as possible :)). Being a festival season, 5 people dropped the plan at last moment. And since I had 2 days in my hand, not planning a trip is just not me :).
I had plans of visiting Hogenakkal Falls, Shivanasamudra/ Talakad since long back, they just kept getting substituted.
So I finalized a solo trip to Shivanasamudra/ Talakad on 14th.
About Shivanasamudra (looted from wikipedia :P)
The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki.
Asia’s second hydro-electric power station after Sidrapong is located at the waterfall and is still functional.
Peenya -> Mysore Road -> Left turn after Bharat Petroleum Bunk near Bibadi (~35 Km from Peenya) -> Head straight for around 10 km, joins Kanapura Road -> Take Right and continue on NH 209 till Malavalli -> Take left after Mahadeshwara Temple and head straight.
Though I planned a solo trip, I informed my friends about my trip in case someone changes their mind. 3 others cared to join me at the last moment.
As per the plan we left my place by 0400 hrs. There aren’t any good eateries nearby (other than Kanakpura), so it’s best to pack and go.
We reached Shivanasamudra by 0800 hrs. Took a few snaps of the waterfall. Shivanasamudra is a must visit place during monsoon.