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Manchanabele Dam, Bangalore Overview

Manchanabele Dam is built on the water of the tranquil Arkavati River. Located in the state of Karnataka, this place is visited by a lot of people because it is ideal to get away from the pell mell of city and enjoy some serenity in the lap of nature. Manchanabele Dam is replete with cool and clear water. This dam is also surrounded by lush green trees in small hills that makes the place look even more mesmerizing. The panoramic views of the sky and the earth can be best observed during sunrise or sunset. The place looks spellbinding during these two phenomenons as the different hues of the sky juxtaposed with the lush greenery and blue water is simply magical. Manchanabele Dam is a perfect place to visit to unwind and relax.

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Best Time To Visit Manchanabele Dam

The ideal time to travel to Manchanabele dam is during the winter season between the months of October and March. Since it is after monsoon, the dam is full of bubbling water and the surroundings are lush green making the place look magical.

Tips For Visiting Manchanabele Dam

1. Do not take a dip into the reservoir as the water is very deep and the boulders are very steep. A lot of people have lost their lives here.

Things to Do


The lush green surroundings along with the serene water of Dam makes this place an ideal picnic destination. You can enjoy a palatable meal sitting amidst nature or relax under the shade or a dense tree while enjoying the picturesque beauty of this place. This place will allow you to spend some quiet and peaceful time with your loved ones.


The tortuous paths that surround this place are perfect to trek on. The treks are replete with lush green trees and mesmerizing beauties of nature that make trekking even more fun and interesting. Trekking will help you explore this splendid better and be awestruck by its picturesque beauty.

Bird Watching

Being home to a large number of birds, Manchanabele Dam is a heaven for bird lovers and bird watchers. A number of birds including Marsh Harrier, Blue Kingfisher, Oriental Honey buzzard and Purple Heron can be spotted fluttering their wings. So, bird watching is an activity you must indulge in to explore and learn about different kinds of birds.


Boating is another activity that you can indulge in. Paddling in the tranquil and serene water of the reservoir will be a delightful experience. You will be able to relax and be close to the nature. A boating experience in this clear reservoir will rejuvenate your body and soul. Make sure to boat and enjoy some peaceful moments.


This place with its natural beauty and pristine environment would be an ideal place to indulge in camping.  You can set up camps in middle of verdant trees and lush green fields and enjoy some tranquility.

Mountain Climbing and Rappelling

Small hills and mountains surround Manchanabele Dam where one can indulge into mountain climbing and rappelling. These activities will add the element of thrill and excitement in your trip.

Manchanabele Dam is an ideal place to visit and be refreshed by the cool water and the scenic beauty of this place. This is a great place to spend some quality time relaxing with your loved ones or simply cherish solitude. Make sure to visit this place to refresh and rejuvenate yourself.

Flora and Fauna

Manchanabele Dam is home to large number of flora and fauna. This place is replete with different types of lush green trees that are adorned with colourful flowers. This place is also inhabited by a large number enchanting birds. Some of them include Marsh Harrier, Blue Kingfisher, Oriental Honey buzzard, Brahminy Straling, Common Tailorbird, Ringed Plover, Purple Heron and Little Cormorants,doves, Booted Wobbler, Indian Roller,bulbul, Jerdon's bushlark and Pied Bushchat. These birds can be spotted very easily. This place is also famous for water snakes that can be spotted roaming around freely.

Manchanebele Dam Backwaters

How To Reach Manchanabele Dam

The Manchanabele Dam is located at a distance of 40 km from Bangalore. Buses to Manchanabele Dam are available from K.R Market in Bangalore. You can even rent a car from Bangalore or take your own car and have a short road trip to reach your destination.

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Q. We are planning to go there with family. Can we cook over there? We will bring cooking utensils.


4 years ago
Yes, You can visit the place for a picnic and camp there for some time while you cook and enjoy a great meal with your family.
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