Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Waterfalls in Karnataka II

Part 2 of the series...


III. Magajalli falls (Hassan district)




Magajalli falls is a roadside waterfall nestled in the Western ghats near the town of Sakleshpur in Karnataka. It’s calm, serene, undisturbed and easy to miss unless you have a local person with you and a visit is often added to the package to the numerous homestays present here.


Reach: 250kms from Bangalore, 130kms from Mangalore, 150kms from Mysore

Bangalore-Hassan-Sakleshpur-Hanbal-Magajhalli

Monsoon and Winter seasons are a good time to visit.


IV. Shivanasamudra falls (Mandya district)





Shivanasamudra falls is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri and is the location of the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902 and is a segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls (Gaganachukki and Bharachukki). It has an average width of 849 m and a height of 90 m.

Reach: 70kms from Mysore and 139kms from Bangalore. Somnathpura, Talakkad, and Srirangapattinam are other tourist locales nearby.

Bangalore-Maddur-Malavalli-Sattegala-Bluff
Bangalore-Kanakapura-Malavalli-Sattegala-Bluff

June to October is an excellent time but the weather is moderate throughout the year.


will be continued... :)
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