Located at a distance of around 60 km from Bangalore, Chhota Ladakh (also known as Dodda Ayur) is a tiny abandoned quarry that has been filled with rain water and is flanked by solid rocks. It has a slight resemblance to the Ladakh landscape. The place is best known among the bikers who go here to enjoy a nice bike ride. However, it is recommended that you go only during early morning or in the late evening since the harsh sun gets unbearable during the day with no nooks to hide.
Dodda Ayur or Chhota Ladakh has been cut off from the outside world and hence is very serene and tranquil. The presence of a quaint water body in the centre of the region adds to the charm of the place. This, combined with majestic mountains in the backdrop is a sight to behold. Camping is a popular activity in the place.