80 km from Mysore or 27 km from Somanathapura, which is the island town Shivanasamudram. The twin water falls (350 feet), Gaganachukki and Bharachukki are the most alluring spots near the island. It was here that the Karnataka State first produced electric power in 1902. There are temples dedicated to Ranganatha, Someshwara, Veerabhadra and Marramma. There is regular bus service from Mysore. For reservation of accommodation at the Inspection Bungalow, contact the Executive Engineer, Electrical Division, Shimshapur.