Manchanabele dam, a scenic spot at a decent distance from Bangalore (around 40-50 kms) happens to be a short and sweet getaway. En route one can catch the glimpse of the big banyan tree which once had enjoyed to the tunes of Dharmendar and Amitabh singing ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’ in Sholay.
Not many are aware of this Dam and it was only when Vasu dropped his suggestion to visit it, we had proceeded towards it. When eyes glanced it for the first time, we were literally surprised to find the nature setup resembling a wallpaper.
The dropback is a set of hills with the river Arkavathy flowing amidst them. The dam provides water to the town of Magadi. It is also important to note that one must exercise caution and restrict getting into the waters, as records have indicated that more than 200 people have lost their lives drowning here, who may have got into the water for a quick swim.
We ended up visiting this place often with varied visitors each time, whenever the heart desired for a quick small drive from the city.
One such occasion was with Pawan when he had befriended a new I-20 and wanted his tyres to kiss some smooth road.
Its a good place to hang out with friends and catching the sun set in the calm and relaxing environment is a treat for sure.