If you watch Kannada movies, you have most likely seen this place in one or the other movie. A small checkdam constructed here across Kaveri has made this an excellent pinic rendezvous. In late winter and summer, shallow water running on the dam platform and the falling water attracts people in plenty. It is fun to sit under the fall and let the falling water give a massage your back. Good time to visit is winter season when there is just enough water in the river. Balmuri is very close to Ranganathittu and both of them can be covered together in a day.
Also see: Places around Bangalore on the bank of kaveri