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


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.


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

will be continued... :)


  1. Th first one looks calm and serene while the second one looks a bit ferocious. Great shots.
    PS - I will update my post today to include where the pics were exactly taken.

  2. Lovely waterfalls , am yet to visit magajalli falls

  3. Am loving your waterfall series! I think it will come very handy when planning weekends from Bangalore! I've been to Shivanasamudra, lovely falls and locale, the only problem being milling crowds. Can't stop that though, right, everyone comes to take a break.
    Look fwd to more waterfall snaps and descriptions here.

  4. Beautiful pictures Santosh...both the places look absolutely awesome! And the first one is so serene...one can spend hours in the water there...

  5. Excellent pics of the waterfalls - nature in all its glory.Such beautiful images bring boundless joy !


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