Thursday, 28 February 2013

Chunchanakatte: Interesting stories along the Cauvery

Chunchanakatte: Interesting stories along the Cauvery 

Overview: Chunchanakatte is around 15 kms from KR Nagar and is known for the waterfalls where the Cauvery cascades from a height of 20 meters. The roar of the river can be heard from a distance and especially during monsoons when the river is in full flow. Chunchanakatte is also known for many interesting stories from the Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama stayed here during his exile and Lakshmana, with his bow and arrow, fired at a rock from where different colours of water started gushing out so that they could have bath. It is believed to be of Turmeric, oil and shikakai which can be seen even today during monsoons. This place looks so out of colour during summers as you can see the last pic below.
Chunchanakatte FallsChunchanakatte Falls Chunchanakatte Falls Chunchanakatte Falls Chunchanakatte Falls in summer
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.
Kodandarama temple, Chunchanakatte  Kodandarama temple, Chunchanakatte A wedding ceremony Kodandarama temple, Chunchanakatte Kodandarama temple, Chunchanakatte
References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunchanakatte_Falls
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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4 comments:

  1. Lovely falls. Never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Wonderful photographs and nice story telling :)

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  3. Wonderful wild falls........

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  4. Beautiful photographs - nature captured in print !

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