Shivasamudram is located in Mandya district. It is located at a distance of 27 km from Somanathapura and 80 km from Mysore.
Shivanasamudra Falls is the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the world. Shivanasamudra Falls was formerly known as the Kaveri Falls. River Kaveri divides into two branches and each branch cascades down rocky cliffs as the Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki, both are one km away from each other. These spectacular waterfalls are surrounded by hill forests of the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary.
Shivasamudram is Asias first hydro-electric power station set up in the year 1902. July-August is the ideal time to visit the falls.