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Old 28th July 2008, 06:37   #1
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Hi All - Has anyone been to Shivanasamudra (Gaganachukki/Bharachukki) the last few weeks?
Is there water at the falls, esp with the rains over the last few days?

How is the road - any pointers?

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Old 28th July 2008, 08:27   #2
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Best route: bangalore - Ramanagaram - Maddur (turn left, direction given) - Malavalli - Shivasamudram

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Old 28th July 2008, 09:30   #3
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Had been there last month. There was water, but not in full flow. Maybe the rains have changed that.
The roads....there's a stretch of about 5kms on Malavalli road which is absolutely dismal; its nothing but stones and gravel. You would cringe at the noise your suspension makes even at a snail's pace. Apart from that the roads are ok.
The place itself is totally commercialized now. Somehow feel its lost its old glory to modernization.
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Old 28th July 2008, 15:43   #4
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Visit ShivanaSamudram only after August 15th it will be in full glory for few weeks from that time.

From last 1 week it started raining heavily in most of the areas so if it continues for a while then expect by august 15th it will be in full glory.

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I been to Shivasamudram last week. I have taken this root: bangalore - Ramanagaram - Maddur - Malavalli - Shivasamudram. Around 130KM. Road is good, except 2-3KM in Malavalli- Shivasamudram stretch.
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I see the news that kaveri is in full swing. The KRS dam should be full in 2 or 3 days. Guess it would be real good scene to visit in next 2 or 3 weeks, Right?
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It is a good time to be there. Water is in full flow. Will post some pics later
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I see the news that kaveri is in full swing. The KRS dam should be full in 2 or 3 days. Guess it would be real good scene to visit in next 2 or 3 weeks, Right?
I don't think they would let you get close anywhere near the dam. You prolly will have to satisfy your thirst for water at the catchment areas.

A better choice would be to try Bulmari Water Falls.
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Here are the pics.

These were taken on a sunny day two weeks ago.
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I am planning to go to Shivanasamudra on Saturday (16th Aug 08). I had seen on TV9 channel (Heegu Unte program) about a place near Shivanasamudra. The name of the temple and address given by them on the program is as follows

Prasanna Meenakshi Temple and Someshwara Temple
Near Shivanasamudra, Kollegal Taluk, Chamarajnagar Dist.

Has anyone visited these temples. Would like to know the route to these temples as we are planning to cover Shivanasamudra and these 2 temples during the trip.
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With a lot of water being released from KRS, it should be a great view now. By the way what is with the temple. Whats happening there ?
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Shivanasamudra is in full blast now, its worth visiting for sure!

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The road conditions after Malavalli was bad. Hope it has improved by now. Anyways, you can refer the below thead.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...lkad-back.html (Bangalore-Shivanasamudram-Talkad and back)

Regardng the water level it will be good right now as there are rain all over. In the thread above, I visited during the summer hence the water level is not good.
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With a lot of water being released from KRS, it should be a great view now. By the way what is with the temple. Whats happening there ?
The Meenakshi temple has a SriChakra believed to be installed by Adi Shankaracharya.
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The Meenakshi temple has a SriChakra believed to be installed by Adi Shankaracharya.
Guess this is the temple that became famous after a documentary on TV9 if i'm right...

Expact a lot of water at the falls...
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