- State: Karnataka
- Location: Magadi taluk in Bangalore Rural District
- Distance: 40 km from Bangalore
- Journey time: 1 hr 13 min by road
- Route: via NICE Bangalore Mysore Expressway; via Mysore Rd and NICE Bangalore Mysore Expressway; via NH48
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Built across the Arkavathi River, Manchanabele Dam is located around 40 km from the city of Bangalore. A perfect location to relax, this refreshing location is visited by many nature lovers. For those who want to relax amidst the greenery of nature, this is one of the suitable places to visit. Its serene environment, refreshing air gives a perfect break from the pollution and crowd of cities.
It is popular as a perfect picnic spot. The lush greenery is accompanied with a wide range of fauna enhancing your experience here. This place is often frequented by bird watchers as this site boasts of a variety of avian fauna. Some of the birds which can be spotted here at the Manchanabele Dam are Marsh Harrier, Blue Kingfisher, Oriental Honey buzzard, Brahminy Straling, Common Tailorbird, Ringed Plover, Purple Heron and Little Cormorants,doves, Booted Wobbler, Indian Roller,bulbul, Jerdon's bushlark, Pied Bushchat and many more.
This place is also good for trekking with its interesting trails all across. If in mood for some more activities, you can also try various water sports here. Boating is very common here. Almost every visitor can be seen boating here. The best time to visit this site is post monsoon as after raining season, there is ample of water in the reservoir as well the surroundings are much greener.