Bangalore to Shivanasamudra by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

The Shivanasamudra Falls is a scenic waterfall site in the Mandya district of Karnataka, a few hours away from the metro city of Bangalore. Situated on the Cauvery River, the natural cascades form the border between the Chamarajanagar district and Mandya districts, each side with a different part of the main waterfall. The site is also known for being the first hydro-electric power station in Asia, which was set up in 1902. 

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Why travel from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra?

The highlight of Shivanasamudra is its waterfalls, offering stunning views across the rugged landscape and endless options for outdoor adventures. With breathtaking natural beauty Shivanasamudra makes for a great destination for a relaxing break from Bangalore.

The best way to do this is to have a road trip from the metro city to the quieter locales. With a Savaari cab from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra, you get the benefit of a customizable trip plan, including your itinerary, budget, etc. Let us help you discover the best possible way to travel from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra.

Bangalore to Shivanasamudra by road

Traveling from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra by Car

The road from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra passes through the remote suburbs of the city and through the quieter small towns and rural areas of Karnataka. When you book a Bangalore to Shivanasamudra tour package with savaari car rentals, you can enjoy the shifting landscape of concrete cityscape to rustic views.

Along the way, you will pass through some popular, as well as, offbeat nature locales. With your customizable trip plan, you can stop at any of these places for a tour, or to grab a quick bite or even have a picnic on your road trip and make your drive an exciting one.

Bangalore to Shivanasamudra roadtrip

Best Time to Visit

Shivanasamudra experiences a weather pattern similar to the neighboring plateau areas and is usually pleasant all year round. But in summers, the water volume is lesser in the falls. Winters are cold and pleasant with comfortable temperatures to explore the area and do nature activities.

But if you want to see the waterfalls in their full glory, then the post monsoon period is ideal, when the fresh rain showers flood the cascades and also keep the area greener than the rest of the year.

Popular Routes from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra

Route 1: Distance and Time Taken from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra via Mysore Road

This is the shortest and the fastest route to travel from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra. The Bangalore to Shivanasamudra traffic on this route is also lighter and you can avoid road closures. The distance between Bangalore and Shivanasamudra on this route is somewhere around 130 KM and takes about 3 hours. Always check live maps to instant traffic updates and check for the latest information on the road conditions from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra.

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Shivanasamudra roadmap for this route:

Bangalore — Kumbalgodu — Ramanagara — Channapatna — Bharathi Nagara — Malavalli — Shivanasamudra
Bangalore to Shivanasamudra via Mysore Road

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Ramdevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Ramanagara – A natural reserve off the main highway housing a huge population of vultures, and is one of its kind in the country. 
  • Kanva Reservoir, Ramanagara – Take a detour towards Kunigal Main Road to reach this expansive lake surrounded by hills and grassy meadows, a good rest stop for a short nature walk.
  • Janapada Loka open-air museum, Ramanagara – A unique conservatory for local arts and crafts, depicting regional culture and traditions. Also visit the neighboring Doddanagudde Forest.
  • Channapatna – Stop here to find local artisans selling handcrafted wooden toys along the highway, exclusive to this locale.
  • Talakadu, Malavalli – A few kilometers before the Shivanasamudra Waterfall, this ancient site houses more than 30 buried temples around the Cauvery River.

Places to eat along this route:

  • Kamat Lokaruchi, Ramanagara – Popular highway side restaurant for travelers, serving vegetarian South Indian meals, with outdoor seating and a museum adjacent to it.
  • Amravathi Restaurant, Guthalu – Standard highway side family restaurant serving Indian and continental meals, snacks, and beverages, good for big groups.
  • Grand Taj Restaurant, Channapatna – Standard highway side restaurant serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes, good for groups and late nights.
  • Saviruchi Veg, Malavalli – Vegetarian restaurant serving meals, snacks, confections and beverages in a casual setting, good for breakfast, lunch, and coffee break, kid-friendly.

Bangalore to Shivanasamudra Road Condition via Mysore Road

The road conditions from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra on the route via Mysore Road are excellent. It is the fastest route with light traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and Time Taken from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra via NH 948 & NH 948A

This is an alternative route for travelling from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra. But this route is much longer and takes more time to travel than the previous route. There are also tolls on this route. The distance from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra on this route is 144 KM and takes nearly 4 hours. Check for road closures or road work on this route before traveling on this route.

Here’s the basic route map from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra along this route:

Bangalore — Keremegaladoddi — Kanakapura — Sathanur — Halagur — Malavalli — Shivanasamudra
Bangalore to Shivanasamudra via NH 948 & NH 948A

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Mekedatu Dam & Reservoir, Kanakapura – A freshwater reservoir of a local dam on Arkavathy surrounded by lush landscape, good for refreshing breaks, short treks, and picnics.
  • Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura – A gorgeous waterfall off the Kanakapura town in a rocky setting with surrounding greenery, best for sunrise views, day treks or a quick picnic.
  • Talakadu, Malavalli – A few kilometers before the Shivanasamudra Waterfall, this ancient site houses more than 30 buried temples around the Cauvery River.
Chunchi Falls
Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura

Places to eat along this route:

  • NH 209 Family Garden Restaurant, Bolare – A popular highway side restaurant with garden seating, good for families, kid-friendly.
  • Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant, Kallahalli – Small highway side eatery serving vegetarian North Indian dishes, good for breakfasts, lunch, big groups.
  • The Pride Family Restaurant, Kanakapura – Fancy family restaurant inside a hotel property serving multi cuisine Indian menu, good for groups and dinners.

Bangalore to Shivanasamudra Road Condition via NH 948 & NH 948A

The road conditions from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra on this route are also good. It is a longer route with possibly heavy traffic, has some tolls on the way, and there may be some occasional roadwork on this route.

Bangalore to Shivanasamudra Best Route

Both the above routes seem good for traveling from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra, each with scenic sightseeing and interesting food options. However, the first route is shorter, faster and is used by most travelers, while the second route is much longer and takes more time. Hence, the route via Mysore Road seems to be the best option for traveling from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra.

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Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra

By Train

There is no railway station in Shivanasamudra. The nearest railway stations are in Mandya, about 56 KM away and Chamarajanagar, about 62 KM away. The nearest major railway head is Mysore Junction, about 77 KM away. You can take a train from Bangalore to either Mandya or Mysore (or Chamarajanagar). From there, take the local bus or book a taxi from Mysore to Shivanasamudra to reach your destination.

You can also directly hire a car rental in Bangalore to reach Shivanasamudra.

By Flight

There is no flight service in Shivanasamudra. The nearest airport is in Mysore, about 78 KM away. You can fly from Bangalore to Mysore and from Mysore, book a Mysore airport taxi to drive to Shivanasamudra. The best way to reach Shivanasamudra from Bangalore is to book a cab or rent an outstation car and do a short road trip.

You can also book a cab in Bangalore to visit Shivanasamudra.

Attractions in Shivanasamudra for Sightseeing

The gorgeous locale of Shivanasamudra offers a host of options for sightseeing and exploring. Check out these popular attractions in Shivanasamudra –

  • Barachukki Waterfalls – One of a pair of waterfalls of Shivanasamudra, the Barachukki Falls is the main site of hydro power and plunges down a deep gorge. Visit in monsoon for the best views.
  • Ranganathaswamy Temple – An ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu God Ranganatha, a manifestation of Vishnu. It is one of the three major temples built on three different islands on the Cauvery, the others being those at Srirangapatna and Srirangam.
  • Ganganachukki Falls Viewing Point – A point on the hills known for best views of the Ganganachukki Falls, the other one of the pair of falls in Shivanasamudra. The 98-meter falls is shaped like a huge horsetail and gushes down the steep ravine with high velocity, creating a misty surrounding.
  • Shimshapura Dam – A local dam on the Cauvery River, Shimsapura also serves as a water treatment plant. The waterbody with the surrounding area serves as a good place to take nature walks and unwind.
  • Shivanasamudra Dam Boating – A site on the reservoir of the Shivanasamudra dam used for boating and other water activities. You can also go for day hikes around the area or picnic by the waterbody. Coracle rides are available seasonally.
  • Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple – A local temple and a sacred site located in Kollegal, the temple is popular because of its location, sitting amidst the scenic backdrop of greenery and the sparkling waters of Cauvery. 

Hire a car rental in Shivanasamudra to visit these major tourist places.

Savaari Recommends – Popular Places to Eat in Shivanasamudra

Here are some of the best-rated places to eat in and around Shivanasamudra –

  •  Tasty Fish By Taayi Magalu, near Barachukki Falls Rd, next to channel
  • Bharachukki refreshment
  • Anugraha Family Restaurant, Hosahalli Cross, Malavalli
  • Thippaiah Hotel, Kollegal
  • Mayura Family Restaurant, Malavalli

Book a cab in Shivanasamudra to visit these major eateries.

Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Shivanasamudra

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
Wilderness Jungle Camp Hebbani, Village, Malavalli, Karnataka 571430 09901298860
ChukkiMane – Village Resort Balakwadi, Near Javanagahalli, Malavalli, Taluk, Mandya, Karnataka 571417 07676180470
Rayaa Resort – The River Club Mudukuthore, Road, Talakadu, Karnataka 571122 09900089412
Calvary Camp, T G Doddi 7629+G3C, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka 571440 NA
Hotel Mayura Barachukki Shivanasamudra, Barachukki Falls Rd, Cauvery Beat, Karnataka 571440 08970650053

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