Water Places to Visit near Mysore

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Water Places to Visit near Mysore

Here is the list of 14 Water Places to Visit near Mysore

1. Chunchanakatte Falls, Mysore

Chunchanakatte Falls are situated on River Kaveri in Chunchanakatte village of Mysore. The river fall off at a height of 20 metres divided as two different waterfalls, then at the base it continues as one river again.

2. Balmuri Waterfalls, Mysore

Balmuri Falls is situated in the village of Balmuri, 16 kms away from Mysore. The 6-feet-tall waterfall is a man made stretch of cascading water formed by the check-dam on River Cauvery. It is a popular picnic spot for the people of Mysore and Bangalore.

3. Shivanasamundram Falls, Karnataka - The guardian of waterfalls

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Situated on the banks of river Kaveri, Shivanasamudra is essentially a hydropower project location but is more commonly known for its waterfalls. Literally meaning Shiva's Sea, this picturesque town with its rocky terrain and gushing waterfalls is a popular tourist destination with Gaganachukki, Shivanasamudra waterfall being the ones you don't want to miss. Tourists enjoy the calm amongst the roar of the cascading waters and the view from the vantage point.

Best Time: August to February

4. Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls, Shivanasamundram

The Barachukki Falls cascades down from a feet of 250 feet with a U section resembling the Niagara Falls. The Gaganachukki falls is a brilliant sight especially after the rains when the River Kaveri is full. Swimming is dangerous at both waterfalls.

5. Kabini Dam, Kabini

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Kabini Dam is located in Mysore District, in the South-Western Indian State of Karnataka. It is built on River Kabini, which is a major tributary of River Cauvery in Southern India. The dam forms an enormous reservoir called the Kabini Reservoir near the town of Sargur and is at a distance of about 60 kilometres from Mysore. The location is picturesque with lush green surroundings and the pristine river water flowing serenely towards its destination. Visitors often come here to experience peace; hence the reservoir is a preferred picnic spot for locals.

6. Abbey Falls, Coorg

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Abbey Falls, also known as Abbi Falls, is located around 10 kilometres away from the town of Madikeri and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Coorg. The water cascade coming down from the cliff from a height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene to behold. Nestled within the lush greenery which is typical to the sceneries of Western Ghats, the waterfalls attract hundreds and thousands of people throughout the year - especially nature lovers and photographers.

7. Banasura Dam, Wayanad

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Lying in the lap of the Banasura hills in the Wayanad district is the picturesque Banasura Sagar dam. Banasura Dam is the largest earthen dam in the country and the second-largest in Asia. The view of the sprawling reservoir from the top of the dam is breathtaking. Adventures like speed boating are readily available, and a trek up to the Banasura Peak is filled with streams, diverse flora, fauna, lush tropical green and majestic waterfalls. An earthen dam, also known as an embankment dam is created by placing mounds of clay, sand, rock or soil. The view of Banasura Lake from the top of the hill is mesmerising.

8. Mallalli Falls, Coorg

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Mallalli Falls, the stunning milky white waterfalls, lies in the northern region of Kodagu district in the south-western Indian State of Karnataka. These falls lie 26 kilometres away from the town of Somwarpet, at the foot of the Pushpagiri Hills. The falls originate where River Kumaradhara takes a deep plunge of over 1000 metres and then follow a natural route that ends into the Arabian Sea. The heavenly scenery with lush green forests and the clear white waters of River Kumaradhara falling deep from the point of origin of the waterfall is a sight never to be missed.

9. Iruppu Falls, Coorg

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Iruppu falls is a picturesque waterfall cascading along the Brahmagiri Mountain Range in the Coorg district of South Karnataka. Also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, which is a name derived from the tributary of Cauvery River of the same name of which these falls are a part of. People come here to enjoy the blissful vicinity of nature, the grandeur of the falls and for also for its religious significance.

10. Thusharagiri Waterfall, Kozhikode

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Lying in the Western Ghats of Kozhikode district in Kerala, Thusharagiri Fall cascades down as three waterfalls. Located in a small tribal village, the name of the falls means ???snow covered mountains'. Trekkers and rock climbers will find trekking trails towards Lakkidi Ghat passing through thick foliage & lush, green surroundings offering its visitors a sheer delight.

11. Chethalayam Waterfalls, Wayanad

Situated in Wayanad, Chethalayam Waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall in Kerala. Cascading down a height, the mesmerising waterfalls is also a popular bird watching spot. You can also spot spotted deer, sambar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear etc.
 

12. Kuruva Dweep, Wayanad

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Kuruvadweep is a beautiful little island in River Kabini in the district of Wayanad in Kerala. It is the only island in India that is surrounded by fresh water. The location and the geographical characteristics of the site make Kuruvadweep a sought-after attraction. The mesmerising beauty of the location draws tourists from all over the world, and its landscape makes it a hotspot for nature walks. One can visit the island to explore the picturesque scenery and experience being close to nature. It is hence frequented by locals. The serenity of the island is sure to put you at ease, an experience everyone wants to have in the fast-paced and chaotic world of today.

13. Edmuri Falls, Mysore

Located on the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Marg, 3 km from Mysore city, Edmuri Falls (also known as Yedmuri Falls) is a quaint waterfall that comes in pair with the adjoining Balmuri Falls. Originating from the River Cauvery, the waterfall is generated when it comes in contact with a 6 feet rocky steep slope on the path of the river. In the view of the lush green backdrop of the hills and the sparkling water in sight, the waterfall is a pure visual delight.

14. Lingambudhi Lake, Mysore

A hot spot of rich biodiversity and forever crowded by vibrant colored butterflies and exotic species of birdies, Lingambudhi Lake is a resplendent freshwater lake in Mysore. Considered to be a popular tourist spot in the city, the lake is exactly situated in Srirampura, around 8 km away from the city centre. Bustling with lush greenery and gorgeous surroundings, the spot is a popular picnic spot and offers the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind from the hustle bustle of the city.

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