Chunchunkatte falls

Located 60 kms from Mysore, chunchunkatte falls is part of the cauvery river and is present in KR Pet. A visit to mysore last weekend, allowed me and my cousins to head to the falls on saturday evening.

The falls is also famous for kondanda rama temple situated on banks of the temple. With enough water the falls looks  very picturesque.

We left home by 4 and reached the falls after asking for directions from KR pet.  It took us an hour and half to reach the falls as we had to drive on the roads which was riddled with potholes. By the time we reached the place there were enough people already.

View of chunchunkatte falls


According to legend Lord Ram did his vanvas here. The significance of this place is that the sound of the powerful falls can be heard all over except inside the sanctum sanctorum of the centuries old temple, the story goes that Lord Ram was tired of the constant complaining of Sita and gave a curse saying that the tongue of a woman should not be sharp and since Cauvery (river) is considered to be female the noise that the river generated would not be heard in the sanctum sanctorum of the lord. It is also said that when Sita was tired and weary and wanted to have a bath, Lord Ram directed Lakshman to fire an arrow at a rock, once Lakshman fired the arrow, water in 3 different shades started pouring out, one with turmeric, one with oil and one with shikakai (fruit for hair – natural shampoo). These shades are visible even today when there is considerable amount of water flowing in the falls.

There were enough people by the time we reached the falls. We spent some time there climbing on the rocks and taking photos.

After a session of rock climbing,  it was time to head back to the temple as it was getting dark.

View of the temple

DSC_0086_resizeTo our bad luck the temple was closed. With nothing else to do, we decided to head back after taking few more snaps of the falls.

Closeup view of the falls




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Name: Subbu Interests : Trekking,travelling Hobbies: Photography

One Response to Chunchunkatte falls

  1. Niranjan says:

    Nice falls. Would like to explore them next time am in Mysore.

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