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
Very interesting article, i bookmarked your blog
Very interesting blog you have here. Missed home soo much after reading several posts. Good Work.
Good work & an eye opener for many to plan for picnic during vocation. Keep it up. God bless.
First time here..Your blog is very interesting and unique.My parents stay in K.R.Nagar.I have spent few years in K.R.Nagar and have also visited these temples:) I enjoyed my childhood in Mysore. Missing India.
Hey Krishna kant, Lakshmi, Satish and Pavithra,
Thanks for stopping by….keep visiting.
Its about 16 km from K R Nagar and car festival will celebrate on the next day of Makara Sankranti
Thanks for the info on the car festival of this temple. Regards,
This is my favorite spot during my childhood. We used to go to Chunchunkatte for car festival and play in the falls exploring all the rocks, and climbing and jumping.
Never forget those days. Even today, when I visit K.R.Nagar(my home town), and get time, i do visit this falls as well as Hale Yedathore.
Yes Chunchankatte is a great spot. But, I did not know about Hale Yedathore. I will explore the next time I visit my aunt who lives in Hosa Agrahara.
The water fall is also known as Danushkoti.
As the name suggests ( Katte), there is an old anecut across the river, just before the fall constructed by Mysore King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar (1673–1704) and the canal known as Ramasamudram nala led off from this dam has a course of 41 miles runs up to old yadatore town and helps cultivating over 4000 acres !
As you have stated a Mini Hydro Electric station by Graphite India is functioning at the same place.
Thanks for your comments and especially for the additional information.
We visted Chunchankatte in Oct 2008. It is really a wonderful place.
You are right Sameer it is a great spot especially during monsoon.
We r visiting shivanasamudra & talakad from bangalore and proceed towards mysore. which one should we visit first, shivanasamudra or talakad, since we need to go mysore after that. pls. suggest. thanks. Lokesh
Hi Lokesh Babu,
From Bangalore drive to Shivanasamudra – Talakadu and then to Mysore. Have a good time.
i m realy happy to see my native place is hosur jut 3km & i use to go like any thing in childhood my home town is k.r.nagar. who ever u may be thanx a lot to u. i love ur article.
Thanks for acknowledging my work. Please keep reading.
Hi, I am realy happy. Because I studied in chunchanakatte from 1981 to 1983. My father used to work in Sri Rama sugars. For 15 yaers I have lived here and I have seen the car festivals fifteen times. Now I work in Kuwait and on every vacation I visit Chunchanakatte to meet my friends Mr. Harisha, Mr. Ramesha, Mr. Suresha.C.S
I understand your sentiments and also the fact that you are missing the place that you have grown up in. Thanks for leaving the comment.
All the best in your career.
thank you Shantha
i love chunchanakatte…i bookmarked your information thanks………
this is a place where i spend all my childhood ….because my mother’s native is kr nagar so oftenly i visit chunchanakatte to enjoy the nature , to play in water…nice website ..good keep it up.. good luck for further future…
I hope this post for a moment has taken you to your maternal grandparents place. And the nature around the place is just awesome.
Thanks for all your wishes and keep visiting.
i am from mysore… but still i didnt see the place 🙁 very bad… 🙁 , sure i will plan to go there. soon.
Plan to visit the place during monsoons.
hai…. this is naveen .. i glad to see my native place photos in the internet … nice place one everyone should cum and see the falls & this one is very gud place to spend the holidays especial in the rain session.. very thanks to Shantha
Hi Naveen, yes your native place is beautiful. Do you know that the place is a haven for birds. Check this link on birds that I have spotted there –
Hi Shantha, We are planning for a one-day family trip from bangalore ( abt 50 members ) and the places in my mind are chunchanakatte(CK) falls and Yedatore. Please suggest if there are any places to sit and chit-chat with all the family members, spending some good time. Also We need some place to have food( probably getting it from Bangalore).
Please suggest if yedatore and CK falls are a good option as there are people of different age, right from 8yrs to 70yrs.. 🙂
Any other pointers is fine too.
Perfect choice of place for a one day trip for all ages. Yedathore temple is right on the river side. You can probably lunch there. Chunchankatte is a good place too with a waterfalls and an ancient temple.
Better to carry food and water as there are no good restaurants around. Tender coconut and bananas are sold near these places.
The only drawback I see here is that there are no rest rooms 🙁
Have a great time and let me know your experience.
Thanks Shantha, for your response.. much obliged.. Will surely post my experiences soon.
Chunchana katte bagge bahala chennagi barediddera .This is my native from all sides(appa,amma,ganda)this is a very beutiful place Raj film chalisuva modagalu has been shot here.But one sad thing is it is not developed as a tourist place .I feel there shoul be some rest rooms ,toilets ,drinking water etc.
Thumba dhanyavadagalu Ratna. Your native place is very beautiful and a perfect place to tap tourism.
The utsava murthy, which is in the temple was given to the temple by my grand father. I hope to visit the place again very soon.
Hi Shantha, hows the water flow now in Yedatore? Is it advisable to get into the water there? One of my friends suggested to go to “Japada katte”, 45 kms ahead of yedatore to get into the river. I heard Yedatore is unsafe for water-play. Is that the case ?
Another info needed is – Are the roads big enough for a 50 seater BUS?
I live in Bangalore Vikki, so I do not know about the situation in Yadatore and also I do not know how safe it is to play in water. Water in uncontrolled environment is always unsafe, take precautions.
Yeah, the road is the state highway, so it is big enough for a Bus.
I am hearing about Japada Katte for the first time!
Hi Shantha, I’am from Mysore, Chunchunkatte is a beautiful place, the first time I went with my friend Nigel was by Bicycle in 1998 all the way from Mysore, I have been there many times by motorcycle after that, I hope to take my wife there sometime soon..do u know where is “JapadaKatte” as spoken about in the above comments? As far as i’ve heard the town of Yedatore was summerged in the KRS backwaters and the residents shifted to a newly constructed town, K.R.Nagar..the story is on the pillar in the middle of the main circle in K.R.Nagar…please shed… Read more »
I am really intrigued by this “Japada Katte”. The next time I visit K.R.Nagar area, I will definitely research on this place.
K.R.Nagar is also known as Japada Katte.
Hi Shantha.. Thanks a ton for the interesting info on Chunchankatte falls… I will be going to KR Nagar tomorrow (a second time in a fortnight) as I am working on my family tree… My ancestors were from ‘Yedatore’ and I am trying to dig on some additional information! Yes Yedatore got lost in the floods, and the current day K.R. Nagar got formed in 1920s as per available information! With regard to Japada katte.. it is approximately 38 Km from K R Nagar, and 33 Km from Arkeshwara Temple (Built in Circa 1070 – 1120 AD – during Kulothunga… Read more »
It is wonderful to hear from you. The information you provided is invaluable and will greatly benefit readers.
Hope you have a great time Yedatore.
Hi Shantha Your blogs have a wonderful insight. Yes I did have a great time at Yedatore, though I didnt have time to go to Chunchunkatte.. I have been working on my family tree dating back to 16th Century and I had gone to Yedatore to dig further details which I eventually got (rather corrobarated) from some of the Senior residents of Yedatore. Some of the interesting facts which I came to know further about the Jappeshwara temple are as follows. * First of all the route for Japadakatte is K.R.Nagar – Mirle (About 17 Km from KR Nagar, Saligrama… Read more »
Wonderful to hear that you are tracing your family roots. Thanks much for your effort to narrate your findings here. I really appreciate and welcome it.
Please keep writing more.
Any good hotels in KR Nagara ,which someone can recommend as i want to stay overninght. I guess there are other places like Kappadi -also on the banks of Cauvery.
From my understanding there are not many good hotels in K.R.Nagar.
Hope you have a good time,