Manchinbele Dam OverviewRanked 71 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore
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What travellers are saying about Manchinbele Dam
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- Length of visit: Below 1hr
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
Not much of an attraction
This place is about 50 kms from Bangalore city, just before the nice road junction while coming from Mysore.I was hear in the month of July, 2017 and unfortunately found that its closed for visitors. Heard from the locals that few students drowned in the Dam an hence its closed. However, the ride to the place is also not satisfactory. The settlements while on the way to the Dam can be a pain. The roads are good for a ride but you will have people and animals crossing which would not allow you to speed up. Plan your ride on a rainy day as this place looks the best in rains. Also, there is only one point from which you will get the best view of the waters. You may find a way to walk to the waters but vehicles are forbidden. Don't expect much out of this as you would have nothing to do here after spending 30 mins.
It was an an undecided trip. We booked the zoom car well in advance but was not sure where we are going. Saturday morning we decided like Bidadi idlis are famous, so let's have breakfast at that place, so we set out towards Mysore Road. After having breakfast we decided to go to Savandurga hill, last time was a night trek, this time would be a simple morning stroll, but on the way found the Manchanabele Dam much more inviting and scenic. We went down the rough approach, broken roads. Its beautiful with a fresh breeze and beautiful Savandurga at the backdrop. Unluckily it started raining and as there is no shade we had to return, though we wanted to stay for some more time. The mud roads can become scary after rains. We dropped the plan to proceed to Savandurga as that has mud roads as well. On our way back we came across some beautiful spots and finally reached Bangalore by afternoon amidst heavy showers.
The triad to Dam was good with good views on both sides of the road. The Dam, as such is legally closed for visitors. But one can jump the fence and reach the Dam by paying small bucks to the guards. The Dam is surrounded by mountains and is a visual delight in the evening, just before sunset.
Day trips from Bangalore
Manchinabele Dam is a good place to visit for a break from Bangalore. The view of the lake is very good, the place is very near to big banyan tree you can spend some time at big bandanna tree & go to see this Dam as there's not much to do there. Food is available at big banyan tree junction. The sun set is very nice.
A ride to heaven with giant relaxing Dam
We were new to bike ride and suddenly after lot of hiccups we decided at 11 am just to give a chance so what next the Holidayiq came and our navigation stop at Manchinbele Dam. We started the journey with 4 bike to a way which was unknown to but the passion to road trip made us move ahead.The first beauty came was nice road where riding was like riding on a dream with speed meter touching 80km/hr and wind kissing your face like a feather touch that the second beauty you arrived was the oldest Banyan Tree hanging there will relish your child days and then route through village where you want to breath every molecule of oxygen from the fresh air and that the fresh fruit hanging from tree all it make journey feel like heaven than the awaited giant view of dam with door sound and mist of water falling on your face will be removing every tiredness. And then the last bath with mild hot water make the journey complete. So go and feel this heaven if your are a real mover in and around.
A very nice view of the lake
I've been to this place couple of times, its on the way to Savandurga from Big Banyan tree. The incredible view of the lake from the road is worth visiting it. No one is allowed to get near water or dive into the lake. Though some activity groups conduct activity in this lake with permissions from the authorities. You can combine Manchinbele lake and Banyan tree to make a nice half day trip. Or you can visit this lake while going to Savandurga.
No entry allowed, can be seen from a distance
No entry allowed near Manchanabele dam, probably due to deaths, it can be seen from a distance. So not worth going all the way. Big Banyan tree is a nearby attraction.
Adventurous activities, awesome place
The place is so cool, he had one day trip to the place. It has lots of sports and adventurous activities. The water sports are awesome, food is very tasty. It is very near to Bangalore. I recommend this place to all the fun lovers. A must see place, overall it it's a action pack place, I love it.
Unexplored and awesome place to spend time with nature
I was bit worried going alone there but at last decided and I wasn't disappointed at all. Yes the Dam is not open for general public but pay the watchman some 50 rupees and enjoy the vicinity. Take precautions, in my one hour visit I saw 4 snakes and water is deep too.
Tranquil atmosphere, eatables to be carried
A last minute decision sent us on our very first trip to Manchinbele dam via the Big Banyan tree. We didn't know what to expect as the roads weren't paved well and the surroundings were sparsely populated. Lake as we emerged out of a curve. It was serene. After a few pics we resumed our journey towards lake. To get to the bank, we had to take a turn into what looked like a farm house or rather a small fishing community. There we had to tip an opportunistic local to be allowed in further. I guess you could take this as an unlikely entry fee.So, after a short trip we parked our bikes and ventured over the fences towards the lake. Having been warned repeatedly not to enter the lake at any cost, we were wary and complied. Apparently there are strong under currents that can incapacitate even a strong swimmer! So watch out guys! There isn't much to do apart from soaking up the unpolluted air and the tranquil atmosphere. It's a good picnic spot, but keep in mind, there is no restaurant for miles. So be sure to carry light snacks and plenty of water as the short trek to the water's edge can make you crave for a gulp of fresh water. Once we returned, we discovered that somewhere around that area, there's a company offering adventurous activities such as rafting, kayaking, trek with provisions to camp overnight. Be sure to google about it if you're interested. Manchinbele dam should make for a quick getaway from hectic Bangalore traffic on a day with a merciful sun. If you leave early, you could make it back for lunch.