Sunday, 19 June 2016

Ride to Dandiganahalli Dam

Dandiganahalli dam is one of unexplored places around Bangalore. Situated 100 kms from CV Raman Nagar towards Chikkaballapur. After Chikkaballapur take a left, and keep going around 35 km to reach Dandiganahalli dam. On the way you find many small villages where you can ask the way also google maps can help you. There was no restriction and we were freely allowed to walk on the dam, May be because reservoir was not full but had decent amount of water. Dam is covered with mountains and at the end of dam gate you find a village too. One more new weekend gateway away from hustle bustle Bangalore life. Better to spend weekend with nature instead with concrete forest!! overall it was very good weather and ride. There are 2 hills which can be trekked. There is no trekking to be done to the dam.The dam is the main source of water to nearby villages.There are 2 home-stays around the dam. Which offers few day and night packages. The dam can be reached by both 2 Wheeler's and 4 Wheeler's.


Nearest Places to explore: Varlakonda fort, Devanahalli Fort,Chikkajala Fort, Kundana Fort

Distance from Bangalore :
90Kms

Time to reach from Bangalore: 2- 3 Hrs

Parking : Can be done in-front of Dam Entrance itself.

Food : Not available near dam.(Get your own food)

Activities: Bird Watching, Photography, Trekking to the nearby hills.


Permission:
Not Required

Swimming: Its not Allowed , As the sign board says that crocodiles exists.

Fee: Not Applicable
          
How to reach : Hebbal -- Chikkaballapura -- Bommenahalli-- Dandiganahalli dam

Road Condition: Good --- HighWay till Chikkaballapur after that village road.

PC: Kevin D'mello & Lozil Noronha