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Owk Reservoir: Sights of a submerged village

Owk Reservoir: Sights of a submerged village 

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Overview: Hidden between Yaganti and Belum Caves is the Owk reservoir. Though we did not explicitly plan to visit Owk reservoir, we could not resist stopping our vehicle at the reservoir and clicking pictures. The reservoir was full with water and the other side offers a scenic view of the countryside. A little further ahead, one can see the remains of the village submerged under the reservoir. One can still see the houses and trees submerged under water.
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How to reach: Bus: From Bangalore, there are direct buses to Tadipatri. From there the buses going towards Banaganapalli go via Owk or Avaku.
Car: From Bangalore, head on NH7 towards Hyderabad road, at Anantapur, turn right and move towards Tadipatri. Proceed further 40kms to reach Owk Reservoir.
Food/Accommodation: Nearest towns are Banaganapalli and Tadipatri.


  1. I believe YSR has done a commendable job in building links of all rivers in AP which has bought water to remote parts of the STATE. It is more the reason why the state should not be divided. I hope it is emulated by other states. It will avoid flooding of states.

  2. Beautiful place. Nice shots.

  3. another wonderful post, wonder how this name got etched - Owk reservori, probably after someone?

    and a small suggestion too - it would be great if you can include when you had been and how far is this from Bangalore and the best time to visit etc, etc :)

    1. Thanks Santosh.. This name 'Owk' has been derived from the village 'Avaku' which the Britishers would have changed it to Owk.
      Also thanks for the suggestion.. I will try to include more details.. BTW you could check out the main post which is the source of this post which include some of the details..

  4. Excellent pics and description. Loved it

  5. A unique sight. Had I known, I would have visited this place during my Belum caves trip. Will keep it for the next time. Thanks!

  6. Some powerful pictures, you've got there, Arun.

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  8. wonderful capture
    beautiful nature shots

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