Thippagondanahalli Reservoir near Bangalore Entry Fee
- State: Karnataka
- Location: Tavakadahalli
- Distance: 45 km from Bangalore city
- Journey time: 1 hr 40 min by road
- Route: via NH48 and Magadi Main Rd; via Dodda Aladmara Road; via Magadi Main Rd
Rating: | 4/5 stars
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Located at a distance of approximately 45 km from the Bangalore city, Thippagondanahalli Reservoir is a perfect place to visit if you are in search of a few peaceful moments away from the pollution and hustle bustle of the city. Used by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) as a major source of drinking water for the western part of Bangalore, this reservoir offers amazing scenic beauty as well. A man made reservoir, it is also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamaraj-sagar. Constructed at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudvathi River, the dam was inaugurated in the year of 1933. If you are thinking of a visit to this reservoir, plan your trip between the month of September and February.
This place is frequented by nature lovers of all age groups. A popular recreational spot, this place is also visited by the many bird lovers. An ideal place for bird watching, you can spot a range of avian fauna here. Some of the birds which you can spot here are Lesser Whistling Duck, Jungle Babbler, Bulbul, River Tern, Mynah, Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Pipit, Oriental Skylark, Scaly-breasted Munia, Indian Peafowl, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Eurasian Coot, Spot-billed Duck, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Blue-faced Malkoha, Jungle Bush Quail, Brahminy Kite, Tawny Eagle, White-browed Wagtail, Indian Robin, Oriental Magpie Robin, Pied Bushchat, Southern Coucal, Indian Roller, Red-wattled Lapwing, Oriental White Ibis, Pied Kingfisher, White-breasted Kingfisher, etc.