I have always been fascinated by waterfalls my entire life and have made it my life’s task to visit every one of these, in India at least, in my lifetime. So here I was at the Shimshapura
Shimshapura Falls is located in Mandya, which is around 60 km from Mysore. Shimshapura fell on my travelogue, and a cab took me there comfortably. The saying: “the journey is often better than the destination itself”, was not at all true in this case. While the route to the falls was amazing, and I had to stop numerous times to just take in the view, the falls themselves blew me away. The sound of the falls could be heard from miles away, and my excitement grew even more with each passing meter.
The flora and fauna around the falls were absolutely buzzing with life, and that only added to the charm of the place. The level of human encroachment in the region was the one thing I was afraid of but was happily surprised seeing the falls in all their natural glory.
Shimsha dam, which is built on the Shimsha River is pretty close by to the Shimshapura Falls, and it too was on my list of places to visit. The dam was bustling with life from all the
flora and fauna around. It is also the second largest hydroelectric project of Asia.
I have always heard the sight of water always make your mind peaceful and it was a real awesome sight to see the falls which cascaded very beautifully! I wished I could stay there forever amidst such mystical surroundings.
The entire trip was so wonderful, relaxing and beautiful that I had to buy a several new memory card for my cameras. I used my camera to the extent of tensing my index. If you are soul searching or just want a place you can really relax and be one with nature, the Shimshapura Falls can be a great choice for you.