Shivasamudram is the second
largest waterfall in India. Located on the Kaveri River in the Mandya district,
these falls are 320 feet tall and a massive 893 meters wide! The town of
Shivasamudram literally divides the fall in two, creating a truly beautiful
natural wonder that can be appreciated by anyone. Shivasamudram is also home to
one of India’s first hydroelectric plants, created in 1902 and still
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Shivasamudram with ease! The best way to get there is to take the Bangalore Mysore highway until Maddur. After the Maddur bus station, take a left towards Malavalli and continue along this road until you reach Shivanasamudra. The entire trip is roughly 125KM and should take close to three hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Shivasamudram however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Shivasamudram in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Shivasamudram
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three things to see and do in Shivasamudram:
Shivasamudram Falls: This is why you come to Shivasamudram. Take a 2KM trek along the Kaveri to get to the top of the falls and marvel at the sheer enormity of these falls. Once atop the falls there are benches for relaxation so you can take in the sights while resting after the hike.
Gagana Chukki: The first of the two falls; this one has a much stronger flow and swimming isn’t recommended. Visit this fall to appreciate the power of mother nature!
Bhara Chukki: The second of the two falls; this one is much calmer and, depending on the time of year, swimming is possible. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you can walk all the way down the falls and have a swim in the shallow and calm waters.
Insiders Tip: Make sure to try the famous “Maddur Vadas” from Jala Darshini!
The best time of year to visit is during the monsoon season, as this is when the falls will have the most water in it, making it ideal for picture taking and sightseeing.