Chunchanakatte Falls is part of the river Kaveri, Krishnaraja Nagar taluk of Mysore district. It is famous for the Kodanda Rama temple on the banks. It is believed that Goddess Sita took a bath in this holy waters at Dhanuskoti thus rendering a tumeric tinge to the water.
Brahma Rathotsava (car festival) is held on January 15th of every year. A holy dip in the river could be considered but one must take caution of the high current during monsoons. A big cattle festival is held during August.
Besides the picturesque falls this place boasts of greenery and migratory birds. There is an Hydral power station nearby. The power plant was started during 1994 and completed (two units) in 1998. The power station has a capacity of 18 MW (9 MW each).
Kappadi kshetram, another holy place is located nearby. On the banks of river Cauvery, Arkeswara swamy temple, near KR Nagar, located at the outskirt which is worth visiting.
Best time to visit this falls is during January-February.
How to reach: Only road transport is possible. Private and Government transport is available to Chunchanakatte from K.R.Nagar.
Nearest Railway Station: Mysore
Nearest Airport: Mysore Airport, Bangalore International Airport
By Road: From Bangalore 140 kms, Mysore 54 kms, K.R.Nagar 14 kms