Kanva Reservoir: A nut sized Dam


Overview: Having nothing much to do over a weekend, we thought of visiting a regular picnic spot near Bangalore, the Kanva reservoir. Its one of the favourite places for the bikers as one gets to go down till the mouth of the water. We thought of a family outing so we set off in our car. We had to take a right turn near Channapatna towards Kanva. The roads at that time were not in a very great condition. As it was just the beginning of the monsoons, there was very little water in the reservoir. We went to the Dam and enjoyed the scenic view of the surrounding hills. The water was looking crystal clear and the reflections from the sky gave it a blue look. It was a Sunday so we could see decent crowd at the place. Though there is nothing much to see at Kanva, one can be lucky enough to spot a few good birds.
After spending a while near the reservoir, we headed back towards Bangalore. On the way back, we visited the Kengal Hanumantha temple at Kengal.

How to reach: Bus: KSRTC buses ply regularly from Bangalore to Ramnagara, From Ramanagaram, hire a private vehicle to reach Kanva..
By Bike/Car: Take the SH17 towards Mysore, after Ramanagara, turn right towards Kanva.
Food/Accommodation: Not many options available for food at Kanva. Its advisable to carry home food.
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  1. Beautiful photography...!!


  2. Wonderful! Looks like a perfect place to unwind and relax.

  3. These places exist... Thanks to you Arun.

  4. Beautiful place, and excellent pictures. The last one is very impressive.

  5. Nice Pics, Especially that Cloud's reflection.


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