balmuri and edmuri waterfalls, Mysore
Balmuri and Edmuri waterfalls are two small beautiful waterfalls, located 3 kms off the Mysore to the KRS (Krishna Raja Sagara) main road. The place where the Balmuri and Edmuri waterfalls are located is surrounded by lush greenery and is a hot spot among the locals as well. A visit to this place is calming and relaxing.
Balmuri and Edmuri waterfalls is a hot-spot for students and nature lovers and weekend getaway hunters from Mysore and Bangalore. Balmuri falls is the famous of the two and many Indian movies have used this location to shoot song and dance sequences.
Technically, Balmuri and Edmuri waterfalls are not actually waterfalls. It is mostly flowing water of the Kaveri. At a particular spot in the Balmuri, there is step of about 6 feet from which creates the effect of a mini-waterfall. The intensity of visitors is not great during the dry season (March to August) and it is relatively safe to enjoy playing in the water here.
Edmuri falls is about 500 feet east of Balmuri falls and is a good spot to swim and play some games in the water. There is an ancient Ganesh temple close by that you can visit.
You will have to be cautious as there are jagged stones in the water and at some places, the water deepens suddenly.
You can also visit Srirangapatna which is about 20 minutes from here.
How To Reach :
There are KSRTC & Private buses that operate from Bangalore or Mysore to Srirangapatna. From Srirangapatna taxis and autos are easily available to reach the waterfall. Visitors can also book taxis, cabs or bikes to reach the waterfall directly from Bangalore or from Mysore. You can also catch the K.R.S. bus and you have to get down before 8 kms from K.R.S.(Krishna Raja Sagara) and walk about 3 kms to reach the spot. You can also hire a taxi or an auto to the spot.
Reference : http://www.travel2karnataka.com/balmuri.htm