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Manchanbele Dam

Exploring My camera:Manchanabele Dam

Manchanabele Dam

Manchanabele Dam is situated in manchibele village of Magadi Teluk of Bangalore. It is built on Arkavathi River for irrigation of farm land on either side of Arkavathi river that’s why it is also called as ‘thore saalu’ project, thore in kannada means river and saalu means line. It is a wonderful place for picnic and one day outing. The hills which guard the reservoir give picturesque view of the place. People passionate about photography will really find a number of shots to capture.

I started by 8:30 in the morning with one of my friend, in my glamour bike. the objective is to explore my new camera Lumix Fz35 which i purchased after lot of research, a break from hectic office schedule and of course lots of fun. We followed mysore road the traffic was less except at few signals in the city.

Hill view


We were unaware where to leave the highway but some how by asking the people we reach the Magadi Taluk. It was a joy feeling riding in rural Bangalore






  We were hungry but thinking to take good breakfast in some village hotel, did not stopped anywhere and finally reached Manchanabele dam by 10 am. The first view of the Dam was as shown in the Top left side photo. We thrilled to see this and stopped for a while to take some beautiful shots.

Then we went down (steep road) by the side of the reservoir.

A beautifully arranged stone structure (shown right) was really giving some creative effect to the place.

Then we took some birds pictures using high zoom capability of my camera and it is as shown below.

Stone structure




We saw a herd of sheeps grazing, the full grown yellow wool on their body were giving some kind of contrast in green earth background by the side of blue reservoir water. We captured the mesmerizing contrast in my Lumix camera. We took a number of photos some of which i am showing here.

Grazing Sheeps








It was 12;30 afternoon and we decided to go ‘The Big Banyan Tree; which was on the way to Bangalore. we took lunch on the way in Ramholli village. The Big Banyan tree situated in Ramohalli which is nearly 15 km from Manachanbele dam. The ‘Dod Alada mara’ as called in kannada is 400 years old with thousand of its roots spread over 4 acre of land. it was huge really huge we saw first time.

Banyan tree garden
Banyan tree garden

 For information about the place click here

Authored by Ramesh kumar

i am an engineer by profession and an avid traveler from past 5 years. I have keen interest on food, culture other than scenic beauty of places

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  1. photos r beautiful…more than camera I rate photographer for taking better picture

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