Shivasamudra, located in the Mandya District of Karnataka, is a small town of situated on the scenic banks of the river Kaveri. The region forms the boundary of the Chamarajanagar District and is the site of the first Hydro-electric power generating stations of its kinds in Asia. It was established in the year 1902 and is an interesting sightseeing destination for locals and tourists alike.
The Shivanasamudra Falls are formed by the waters of the Kaveri River and can be seen after the river winds its way along the ravines and rocks the Deccan Plateau and then drops off to form a series of beautiful waterfalls. Shivanasamudra, the island town , divides this river into twin waterfalls and creates one of the largest islands along its course. While here, you may like to explore the areas temples that lie scattered all around.