(35 kms East of Bangalore)
motor ride towards Magadi and you arrive at the water source of
Bangalore. There are woods here for hiking and after a substantial
picnic meal you can stretch out under a tree and relax.
The Thippagondanahalli Reservoir was built in 1933 under the guidance
of Sir M. Visweswaraya. The reservoir stands at the confluence of
the rivers Arakavathi and Kumudavathi. The reservoir is also known
(28 kms South-East of Bangalore)
serene picnic spot has a sprawling 400-year-old Banyan Tree, which
spreads over an area of 4 acres! It is called 'Dodda Alada Mara'
in Kannada meaning Big Banyan Tree. The tree with its vertical root
system is said to be the biggest tree in Karnataka.
The main trunk has given life to several roots and branches with
lots of leaves. Branches jutting on all sides have slanted towards
the ground. The rustic settings and an enchanting view of the nearby
Savandurga hills makes this an ideal picnic spot. The Banyan Tree
restaurant run by the Tourism department caters to the needs of
A familiar setting for many a romantic movie sequence.
(26 kms North of Bangalore)
tranquil spot overlooking a tank covering an area of 1,224 acres.
Experience the thrill of windsurfing over here. The spot is also
known for research and development farms for poultry, animal husbandry,
agriculture and horticulture. The famous Indo Danish Dairy project
in collaboration with the government of Denmark is situated here
overlooking a lovely lake. An exclusive Yacht Club holds races and
competitions every year.
The late Protima Gauri's Nrityagram (Dance Village) is close by.
(98 kms South of Bangalore)
Cauvery river squeezes through a deep and narrow gorge over which
a goat could leap. That's how Mekedatu (pronounced Maykay Daatu)
got its name. Just 3 km from this spot is Sangama, the confluence
of Cauvery and Arakavathi where there is a temple dedicated to Sangameshwara.
(53 kms South-East of Bangalore)
sprawling 15 acre campus that has made folk culture its business!
There is an art gallery, an open-air theatre, a studio and a museum
on the premises to keep you occupied. It is dedicated to the preservation
and promotion of folk culture.
here to know more about it
MUTHYALA MADAVU (PEARL VALLEY)
(45 kms South of Bangalore)
For those who wish to escape for a day to a quiet retreat, Muthyala
Maduvu would be the ideal choice. Situated in the midst of hills,
nestled deep down in a valley, this secluded place makes a fascinating
The attraction of this spot is the water falls, formed by thin jets
of water spurting down from a height of 90 mts. These jets of water
at the bottom give an impression of a pond of pearls - Muthyala
Maduvu in Telugu. Overlooking these falls is a small shrine dedicated
to Shiva, adding a religious touch to the place.