Balmuri and Yedumuri (Left and right turn)

Balmuri (Bal=towards right and muri=curve)

Situated near the village-town of Srirangapatna, this place is well known as a film-shooting spot. Many a kannada movies have been shot here. This makes a good 1-day visit. Leave Bangalore in the morning and be back by nightfall.

How to get there

This place is close to Srirangapatna, which is between Bangalore and Mysore. Take the
Mysore road , drive all the way to Srirangapatna. As you approach Srirangapatna, there is a diversion towards the right. Sign boards will help you get to Balmuri.

At a first glance of the place, I was disappointed, majorly because I expected to see a lot of water , which apparently was not the case. I am told that during rainy season , the water is in abundance here. One more fact is that the water is restricted at the KRS reservoir near Mysore. When the flood-gates are opened, it should be a nice time to visit Balmuri.

With the initial disappointment out of the way, we were able to see what was available for us there and we decided to go for a ride in the Coracle. It was fun though the ride was short. We were ready to jump insude the water after the ride. Thanks to the boat-man (so to say), who suggested us to go to a nearby place , called Yedumuri, where the water was clean and deep.

Off we went to Yedumuri.. Our cabbie refused to drive us as he felt that the road was narrow and he could not navigate it. As we stood there wondering as to how to cover the distance of 2 km, someone suggested the idea of an auto. Hang on, this is not the normal 3 seater auto-rickshaw..

This was a goods carrier. We all (10 of us + 2 kids) got on the so-called-auto. After a bumpy jumpy ride , we reached Yedumuri. It was a different experience altogether.

Yedumuri

I don’t know how to describe this place. At yedumuri , one can get into the water or under the falls (when there is lot of water and the water overflows the check dam). The river bed is rocky here and slippery as well . So, treading with caution is suggested.

That’s all I have for now.

2 Comments

  • nandanjha says:

    No Pics :(. Sounds like a interesting place for a day trip.

  • manish khamesra says:

    Very nice title to attract one for reading it but Karthik this time you just introduced the place and vanished. Anyway its good that you introduced them and let it to be explored by other ghumakkars.

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