Cauvery flows into Chunchanakatte falls roaring thunderously forming a 60 feet height and approximately 300 to 400 feet wide waterfalls. This place is situated 57 Kms from Mysore in Krishna Raja Nagar (K.R.Nagar) taluk, Mysore district. When the river reaches to cascade, it gets divided into two separate falls and joins again to continue to flow as one into Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) dam.
The roar is deafening and the spray from the Chunchanakatte falls is refreshing. The gushing of water from every nook and corner of the rocky bed forms a milky white falls and the brown colored water in some parts of the falls shows the fertility that Cauvery brings along with her to the deccan plateau. At one angle you can see a large quantity of water whoosh to about 10 feet away from the jutting rocky bed before cascading into the river displaying the force at which it flows. This force is well tapped here and there is a hydraulic power generating station installed. Chunchanakatte falls is in its best form during monsoon, but during seasons where there is less inflow of water, you can climb onto the rocks and explore more.
From Mysore, drive down Mysore-Hassan highway and reach K.R.Nagar. Here, any of the locals can guide you to Chunchanakatte falls. It is approximately 8 kilometers from K.R.Nagar.
There is an ancient temple built here dedicated to Lord Kodandarama here.
Many water and shore birds can be spotted here. The place has been beautified and a view point is constructed in 2021 time frame. There are benches all around and the place is very clean.
Type of Place: Waterfalls and an Ancient temple
Situated: Mysore District
Distance: 57 Kms from Mysore, 7 Kms from K.R.Nagar
Type of transport: It is well connected by Road. Buses ply between Mysore and Chunchankatte
Facilities: Nil, but you can find bakeries and small eateries and hotels at K.R.Nagar