Private Tour: Shivanasamudra Waterfalls and Ancient Somnathpur Full-Day Tour from Bangalore including Breakfast and Lunch

Private Tour: Shivanasamudra Waterfalls and Ancient Somnathpur Full-Day Tour from Bangalore including Breakfast and Lunch
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$64
Duration: 11 hours
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Join this full-day tour to experience both the beautiful nature of Shivanasamudra Waterfalls and fascinating history of ancient Somnathpur! Visit the Shivasamudra Waterfalls surrounded by lush green forests and witness true beauty of Karnataka. Enjoy the soothing sound of gushing water while capturing mesmerizing views with your camera. Also go to the ancient temples of Talakadu, also known as "city of lost temples" and learn about its sculptures and architecture. Your knowledgeable guide will give you a lot of historical insight about the temples buried under sand every year.

Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Bangalore by 7:00 AM and drive to Shivasamudra Falls situated on the banks of River Kaveri. It is the second biggest waterfall in India and also known for one of the first hydro-electric power stations in Asia. Also enjoy a wonderful breakfast included in the package!

Shivasamudra divides the river Kaveri into twin waterfalls named Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls (13 km from each other). These magnificent waterfalls plunges 320 feet into gorge, breaking into a cloud of misty foam. The waterfalls are surrounded by the lush green hill forests of the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. The spectacular waterfalls will certainly take your breath away. The sound of gushing waters has a soothing effect. Enjoy the calm and tranquil ambiance. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the mesmerizing view of the waterfalls.

Later, drive to Somnathpur funded in the 13th century and ruled by rich and powerful rulers. The Hoysalas were the last dynasty that ruled this region. They had played a major role in constructing temples in the region and surrounding places. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed for the Chennakesava Temple, also known as a Keshava Temple. The temple is built on a star-shaped platform and has three carved pinnacles and shrines dedicated to Lord Janardhana, Venugopala and Kesava.

Somnathpur is also famous for sandalwood oil, incense sticks and other handicrafts. There are many local artisans that are involved in production of teak, ivory, rosewood and sandalwood carvings. It is also famous for Mysore style painting of gods and goddesses. After the tour, your will be taken back to your hotel in Bangalore.

Join this full-day tour to experience both the beautiful nature of Shivanasamudra Waterfalls and fascinating history of ancient Somnathpur! Visit the Shivasamudra Waterfalls surrounded by lush green forests and witness true beauty of Karnataka. Enjoy the soothing sound of gushing water while capturing mesmerizing views with your camera. Also go to the ancient temples of Talakadu, also known as "city of lost temples" and learn about its sculptures and architecture. Your knowledgeable guide will give you a lot of historical insight about the temples buried under sand every year.