[2005-08-15] Shivanasamudram

Anusha and I have just come back from a conducted tour by KSTDC of the waterfalls in Shivanasamudram.

On the way, we were also taken to the bird sanctuary at Ranganthittu and the temple at Somnathpura. We couldn't get to see any birds other than crows, storks and herons at the bird sanctuary. The temple is quite old and is quite beautiful but was strangely bereft of a priest or religious ceremonies.

The waterfalls in Shivanasamudram
The waterfalls in Shivanasamudram

The twin waterfalls in Shivanasamudram, formed by two streams of the river Kaveri, are a sight to behold. At this time of the year, there is plenty of water gushing in at a great speed and hitting the rock so hard that the little droplets look like mist (see the picture above). Very beautiful and very dangerous. We were allowed to spend only an hour here, so we have decided to go back some time in the future on our own, what with it being just 110 kms from Bangalore.

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