clouds and mist cover the top of barachukki falls at peak monsoon season

Shivanasamudra, Karnataka, India

Barachukki Falls

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Natural Spectacle

Barachukki Falls, also known as Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls, are a magnificent set of twin waterfalls located near the town of Shivanasamudra in the state of Karnataka.

The falls are renowned for their natural beauty and the sheer power of the cascading water. They are formed by the Kaveri River as it flows over a series of rocky steps, creating a spectacular sight.

water gushing down barachukki falls at shivanasamudra falls complex

Twin Waterfalls: Barachukki Falls consist of two distinct segments, Barachukki and Gaganachukki, each offering a unique viewing experience. Barachukki, the eastern segment, is wider and more voluminous, while Gaganachukki, the western segment, is taller and more forceful.

Visitors can witness both falls from different viewpoints, each offering its own perspective of the natural spectacle.

Nature Photography

Besides enjoying the mesmerizing views of the falls, visitors to Barachukki Falls can engage in activities like trekking and nature photography. There are trekking trails that lead to viewpoints offering panoramic views of the falls and the surrounding landscape.

clouds and mist cover the top of barachukki falls at peak monsoon season

The best time to visit Barachukki Falls is during the post-monsoon and winter months, from September to February. During this period, the weather is pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F), making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Monsoon season, from June to August, witnesses the falls in their full glory, but the heavy rainfall can make the area inaccessible and potentially hazardous.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Bengaluru, Karnataka

flightKempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru - 180 Kilometers

directions_carBengaluru - 137 Kilometers via Bengaluru - Mysuru Expy

trainMaddur Railway Station - 60 Kilometers

a set of waterfalls at barachukki falls at shivanasamudra in karnataka

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