Monday Blues disappeared when my colleague, Mahendran showed the greenish pictures of Shivanasamudra he took during the weekend. Quickly called up my friends and we planned to go there the coming weekend.
Shivanasamudra is located about 130 kms south-west from Bangalore City. The river Cauveri forms two scenic falls, the Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki. The falls has an average width of about 850 meters and an average height of 90 meters.
The weekend came and we (myself, Benadict, Mahanderan, Rajesh, MuthuKumar and Anto) started early in the moring in Benadict's car. This time I have to leave my bull alone. We took the mysore road->mandya->malavalli->shivanasamudra route and reached our destination in about 3 and a half hours. The road between mandya and malavalli is full of potholes. We parked our car amoung the very few cars already parked over there and when we walked a little down every one shouted oohhhhh!!!!!! We had our first glimpse of the scenic Bharachukki falls. Water was flowing everywhere and we all stood unspoken for sometime awestruck by the beauty of the falls.
While the photo session was going on the rain started and it send shocking waves throught our spines. We were on the edge of the falls and if water level increases suddenly we all will be dragged along the flow. We had to quickly move out from there but were again hindred by the slippery rocks. After a small battle for life we all were back inside the forest. This time we wanted to cut short our path and decided to walk downhill through the thick forest. The forest cover is very thick and mostly of thorny shurbs and we had to make our way by cutting them.