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Barachukki falls is the more awe inspiring (and my personal favorite) of the 2 falls at Shivanasamudra (Literally means Lord Shiva's Sea). Bharachukki is about 2 Km away from Gaganachukki Falls, River Cauvery splits into Western and Eastern branch. The western branch results in Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls.
Barachukki is a jagged crashing cascade, its a segmented waterfall where the water flow is broken into many channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. These falls are beautiful and during the monsoon the falls swell to about 1, 000 feet wide and its a sight to behold.
A particular section of a Barachukki falls (Picture below) resembles a horse shoe or a inverted "U" shape and looks like a mini Niagra Falls when the water flow is at its peak
Best time to vist these falls is monsoon, even though it was Peak season when i visit this place the water was less due to lack of rain.
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At Shivanasamudra the river Cauvery cascades down a deep rocky gorge in two breathtakingly beautiful segmented waterfalls - Gaganachukki and Bharachukki The river divides around the 700-acre picturesque Shivanasamudra Island. On the one side, it forms the Gaganachukki falls and on the other side are the Bharachukki falls.The sight of these two falls is enchanting and the best time to visit them is during the monsoon. The falls are considered to be one among the 100 best waterfalls in the world. There is a hydral power generation station belonging to Karnataka state. This hydral power plant is the first in Asia.
Gaganachukki waterfall itself is split into two segments and a common misconception about Gaganachukki is that left segment is called Gaganachukki and the right segment is called Bharachukki. In reality the Bharachukki falls are a about 2 kilomoters to the south-west of the Gaganachukki falls. This is due to the Kaveri river itself splitting a few kilometers to the south into western and eastern branches The western branch results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki. (The picture above and below are the two segments of Gaganachukki)
The WaterFalls are created as the River Cauvery has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfall, Gaganachukki is about 80 meter's high.