Chunchanakatte Falls is 55km from Mysuru and 206 km from Bengaluru,. A natural waterfall surrounded by greenery makes this place an ideal picnic spot. Here river Kaveri cascades from a height of about 20 meters. The river falls in two small cascades before joining again to flow as one. The uniqueness of this place is that the sound of the waterfalls can be heard all over except inside the sanctum sanctorum of the centuries old temple. It is believed that Lord Rama has cursed females that tongue of a woman should not be sharp (should not speak much) and since river Kaveri is considered to be female, the sounds is not heard inside the temple.The temple dedicated to Lord Kodanda Rama temple is situated just beside the waterfalls.It is also believed that Goddess Sita took holy bath in this river and till now the color of the water looks like mixed with turmeric, oil and shikakai (fruit for hair – natural shampoo). These shades are visible even today when there is huge amount of water flowing in the falls. The roar is deafening and the spray from the falls is refreshing. The gushing of water from every nook and corner of the rocky bed forms a milky white falls and the brown colored water in some parts of the falls shows the fertility that Cauvery brings along with her to the deccan plateau. At one angle you can see a large quantity of water whoosh to about 10 feet away from the jutting rocky bed before cascading into the river displaying the force at which it flows. This force is well tapped here and there is a hydraulic power generating station installed. The waterfall can be reached by taking a diversion at Krishnarajanagar on the Mysore-Hassan highway. The diversion is on the left at the circle in the town of KR Nagar. A subsequent right turn on to a mud road leads to the waterfall. It is located at approximately 15 km from the town of KR Nagar. It is in its best form during monsoon, but during seasons where there is less inflow of water, you can climb onto the rocks and explore more