Shimshapura Falls

Shimshapura Falls, Mandya: Address, Shimshapura Falls Reviews: 4/5

Shimshapura Falls
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Debashis G
Krishnanagar, India71 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice cool place to go on a one day adventure! Need to trek a little bit for reaching the point! But the rocks and the water will make your self refreshing. The road isn't good and the trail is also not clear.
Written January 30, 2020
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CoolTravelFreak
Bengaluru, India347 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a comparatively smaller waterfall .. It was a good visit during the rains .. I would call it as smaller falls combining to become one .. worth a visit
Written May 11, 2018
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tan32016
Bengaluru, India605 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
A visit to this falls can be combined with Gaganachukki-Bharachukki outside of Mysuru. Yet this is a more popular among them and again depends on the time of visit. However, go in other times and it's not as huge as it's supposed to look.
Written December 11, 2017
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mahalakshmii2016
Bengaluru, India65 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Located near Shivanasamudram power near hydro-electric power station. They have fixed visitor timings. It is one of the biggest and huge water falls in the world (within 100 I suppose).
Written December 16, 2016
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garhwaliya
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India936 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
This is really nice fall specially for those who come from North India. There are several small falls which are mixing on a single place. Enjoyed this place.
Written May 31, 2016
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Profvns
Bengaluru, India546 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Mandya is a district in state of Karnataka in India, which was formed in 1939. Five important rivers viz Cauvery along with her four tributaries Hemavathi, Shimsha, Lokapavani and Veeravaishnavi flow in Mandya District. Mandya is well known as ‘Sakkare patna’ (Sugar town). It is found on way to Mysore from Bangalore on Mysore road. There are very important tourist dots in this district, though often referred as near or close to Mysore because of the short distance to the world famous Mysore city.

This land of sugar and rice is blessed with perennial source of irrigation waters of river Cauvery and Hemavathi, especially from Krishna Raj Sagar (KRS) and Hemavathi reservoirs.
Mandya is the land of art, and culture. In every village we can find drama troupes as it is a passion of most of the people in this district. They stage Mythological dramas on regular basis during agricultural recess. In rural side Folk theatre, dance and songs have become their integral part of life. Greater attention is bestowed to temple festivals and village festivals, popularly known as ‘Jatras’. If you happen to come across such festivity during your sojourn to this district don’t miss or ignore it. You should make it a point to witness it to enjoy both fun and fair since such performances will be colorful traditions and fanfare.
Sivanasamudra is the most loved attraction for tourists in Malavalli taluk in Mandya, where river Shimsha, a tributary of Cauvery has its natural fall. Sivanasamudra is an island created by river Cauvery that has shaped twin waterfalls dropping 90 m, called Gaganachukki on left and large horsetail waterfall and Barachukki on right jagged crashing cascading waterfall. They are best to view in monsoon, from July to November.
Shimsha River originates in Devarayanadurga hill in Tumkur district and flows for about 221 km, before amalgamation with Cauvery. Devarayanadurga hill is religiously famous for two temples of Lord Narasimha named as Yoganarasimha and Bhoganarasimha. In Mandya district on flowing towards south-eastern direction Shimsha make waterfall at Shimshapura where it joins Cauvery, near Shivanasamudra falls.
We can visit Bluff on the way to waterfalls, which is Asia’s first, power generating station set up by Maharaja of Mysore in 1902 to supply power to Kolar Gold Fields at 200km away.
The area is called 'Bluff' after certain distance it facilitated the laying of hydraulic pipes for feeding the turbines in generating station. The powerhouse is found at the foot of small hill that can be reached by an exciting trolley ride. Here the term ‘Bluff’ is not bluffing as used literally or generally. In common parlance ‘bluff’ means an act of deliberate deception. In the context of Sivanasamudra falls it means a steep riverbank. It is probably derived from obsolete Dutch ‘blaf’ or Middle Low German ‘blaff’. However it refers to high steep bank, usually formed by river erosion.
Shimshapura Falls is seen in Shimsha Village in Malavalli Taluk, formed by Shimsha River that provides water for the project. It is the site of Shimsha Hydroelectric Project, the second hydroelectric power station of Asia. As I have seen this waterfalls provide wonderful sights of nature. I walked around to enjoy memorable events nature lover. It gave an impressive site to visit and enjoy views.
From Bangalore to go to Simsha you may conveniently drive on Kanakapura road leading to Mysore. On reaching Malavalli (110km) take deviation to reach Simsha. Bangalore buses going to Kollegala pass through Sivanasamudra. The two waterfalls are at 10km from here. You may take auto to go to spot. From there you will be at Simsha falls. Carry food and water.
Written December 8, 2015
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MohanSK777
8 contributions
Jul 2015
Best time to visit is May to July. There is facility to stay by Tourism dept, Govt of India.
Nice place to enjoy with family. I almost vist 3-4 times a year
Written August 14, 2015
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Julian M
Raleigh, NC166 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
I hadn't looked up this waterfall before we went there and was very impressed when we arrived. This waterfall is much bigger than I expected, and on one of my next trips there I would like to expore it more than we did. We just viewed the waterfall from the primary overlook which is very impressive, but next time I would like to go to the other side and climb down into the valley. The photos give you some idea of their scale....but it is still hard to show.
As with much of India, it was disappointing to see the trash thrown into the bushes and shrubs around the viewing area, but one gets immune to it the more you travel in India.
There are a number of stairs to get down to the viewing area....perhaps 40 or so.
You can see the falls from the viewing area and complete the visit in 30 minutes if you want, but I'd spend more time and drive around to the other side and climb down to the bottom --if allowed.
Written April 29, 2015
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NCKM
Bangalore526 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Visited the water falls on the way to BR hills. We went early in the morning and hence avoided the traffic. The falls as such is good. But the viewpoint was filled with plastic covers.
Written July 30, 2014
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Sunil B Rao
Bengaluru, India29 contributions
It's 2 hrs journey from bangalore on coembed road, entered the shimsha dam authority road, at the end, we found a beautiful water falls. It just bluffed us as thick milk or water. Pleasant picnic place, where you don't need to climb or step down much, a restaurant and few shops available. It is better to spend minimum of 40 minutes at the view point and get refreshed.
Written June 7, 2014
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