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 fine a number of shots to capture.
The Big Banyan tree: is situated in Ramohalli about 15 km from Manchanbele dam. The 400 years old Dod Aladamara as called in kannada language is great attraction for tourist as its thousand of roots spread over 4 acre of land is really huge.
How to reach Manchanabele Dam
Nearest Railway station: Bangalore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
From Bangalore To Manchanabele Dam : distance 45 km, Time taken 1:30 min.
Take mysore road (SH-117) till you see Rajeshwari dental college on the right side:
Take right to exit from highway and follow the road around 20 km
You will pass by Big Banyan tree and ISDN, ISRO on the way till you reach Manchanabele Dam
Significance for Manchanabele Dam
(a) Ideal for picnic
(b) Good for Photography
(c) Bird watching,
(d) Boating, rock climbing (depend upon seasons)
(a) Big Banyan tree garden. (15 km away from Manchanabele Dam)
(b) Savandurga (16 km from Manchanabele Dam)
Useful tips for Manchanabele Dam
(a) No entrance fees anywhere
(b) No dhaba or restaurant is available for food so carry your own food items.
(c) It is not advisable to go into water.
(d) Bike or car can be taken nearer to water on opposite side of dam
See beautiful photos of the place