Manchanabele Dam, Bangalore

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.

Big Banyan tree – With Cousin Keshav

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.

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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.

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At the spot

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.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow beautiful spot beautiful pictures

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    1. darknite says:

      Thanks for the read.

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  2. Kurian says:

    Nice picnic spot. Thank you Ravi


  3. Lovely pictures, Ravi and a postcard of a place. It is through you that I have got to know that there are so many tourist attractions and beautiful places within driving distance from Bangalore. It sure makes for a short and fun trip. I am adding it to my list anyway.

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    1. darknite says:

      Yes Madam there are many hidden gems in India and it just needs time and patience to dig them out. Happy that my posts are being informative to you.

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      1. They are Ravi. Now I have plans with all the details ready when I need to make a visit, all thanks to your detailed explanation.


  4. Though from Bangalore, i didn’t know about this place. I have visited big banyan tree. But didn’t know about this.Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow, beautiful description and pictures.
    I love the way you define simple things in a special way.


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