Another interesting place near the falls is the ancient Kodandarama temple which belongs to Lord Rama’s period. It seems that a sage who was a devotee of Lord Rama wished to see Rama and Sita together and hence a temple was built at the very place. An interesting feature of this place is that the roar of the river cannot be heard inside the temple. Car festival is held every year during Sankranthi in Chunchanakatte which is worth seeing.
How to reach: Car/Bike: Head on SH17 towards Mysore, Just after Srirangapatna, turn right towards KRS and head towards Elvala. At Elvala join the Mysore-Madikeri road. At Bilikere, turn right towards KR Nagar. Proceed further for 15 kms to reach Chunchanakatte.
Bus: KSRTC buses are available from Bangalore and Mysore to KR Nagar. From KR Nagar, private taxis and buses are available to reach Chunchanakatte.
Food/Accommodation: Accommodation is available in KR Nagar or Mysore. For day trip from Bangalore, it is better to carry food from home.
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