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Tunga Anicut Dam

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Situiated 15 km from Shimoga, this dam was built across the river Tungabadra. You can enjoy boat trips around the lake. Situated around 15 Km from Shimoga, Tunga Anicut Dam is a popular choice for picnic among the locales. Boat ride in the lake is the favorite activity that tourist like to indulge in, when visiting Tunga Anicut Dam. The dam is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on all days. Just 3 Km from the dam is Sacrebyle, which is an elephant camp. The camp houses several elephants. The best time to visit the camp is early in the morning when the elephants are taken for a bath in the lake.The dam is in S-Shape and uniqueness about the dam is , there are no huge Crest gates and is more like an Earthen Dam.Recently the height of the dam was increased.There are lots of forested islands in the Catchment area which makes the view surrounding the dam fantastic and makes an ideal picnic place.This region receives lot of rainfall and is lush green.This place has superb tropical forests and some very pretty hilly areas.

Location info:

Address:15 Km from Shimoga,across the river Tungabadra.
District: SHIMOGA
Nearest City: Shimoga city.
Best time to visit: Monsoon

Climate/Weather:


History:

Shimoga (meaning Face of Shiva), established by the Keladi rulers, enjoyed its golden days during the rule of Shivappa Nayaka in around 1600 AD.

Interesting things to do:

You can enjoy boat trips around the lake.

Lion Tiger Reserve: This Lion - Tiger Reserve / Safari is located nearly 12 km from Shimoga towards Jog Falls.

Interesting things to Visit:

Lion Tiger Reserve:

This Lion - Tiger Reserve / Safari is located nearly 12 km from Shimoga towards Jog Falls.

Sagara:

A small town in the district of Shimoga, located 30 km from Jog Falls, Sagara is home to several ancient temples.

Siddapura:

A small town in Kodagu district, Siddapura lies in Western Ghats, providing captivating views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges.

Sirsi:

A town in Uttara Kannada district, Sirsi is like a hill-station set amidst emerald green forests and several waterfalls.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore city station.

Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport.

Road Transport:Bangalore to SHIMOGA

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Agumbe
  • Jog Falls
  • Ballegavi
  • Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
  • Ganapathi Devasthana
  • Basaveshwar Temple
  • Marikamba Devasthana
  • Kannika Parmeshwari

Nearest Petrol Pump:

On the way to Shimoga.

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

  • Hotel Jewel rock
  • Hotel Mathura Residency
  • Hotel Malnad and Hotel Ashoka Deluxe.

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottle, first aid kit etc.Hotel availability.

Tips & Suggestions:


Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at shimoga or bangalore.
Society/Community Phone Number
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Thippagondanahalli Reservoir
Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore. Thippagondanahalli Reservoir is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) as a major source of drinking water for western Bangalore.....more
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Thippagondanahalli Reservoir

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Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore. Thippagondanahalli Reservoir is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) as a major source of drinking water for western Bangalore. The lake is a man-made reservoir, created by the building of a dam which was inaugurated in 1933. Bharath Rathna Sir M Visvesvarayya supervised the construction work.

Thippagondanahalli is also popular recreation location, especially during summer months. This is a heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers. It is pleasant to watch spotted eagle, black kites, common kestrel, oriental honey buzzard, shikra, brahminy kite, and lots of other aquatic birds.The avian paradise of Thippagondanahalli Reservoir stands at the confluence of the rivers Arakavathi and Kumudavathi. This is a heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers. It is pleasant to watch spotted eagle, black kites, common kestrel, oriental honey buzzard, shikra, brahminy kite, and lots of other aquatic birds. This reservoir is also known as Chamarajasagar.

Location info:

Address:35 km west of Bangalore,located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River
District: Savandurga
Nearest City: Ramnagaram .Bangalore.Magadi.Mysore.
Best time to visit: September to Febrauary.

Climate/Weather:

The maximum and minimum temperature range varies from 22 to 27°C.

History:

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 as Chamarajasagar.

Interesting things to do:


Interesting things to Visit:

The Maharaja's Palace is one of the important sights in Mysore. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades,the Palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Intricately carved doors open on to luxuriously furnished rooms. The majestic Durbar Hall has an ornate ceiling and many sculpted pillars. The magnificent jewel studded golden throne of the Wodeyars is displayed here during the Dasera festival. Illuminated on Sundays and public holidays ,the palace presents a spectacle of breathtaking beauty.
Brindavan Gardens
Located at the KR Sagar Dam [Kannambadi], Brindavan Gardens is one of the best gardens in South India. Spread over 150 acres, Brindavan Gardens has since the 1960s provided the backdrop for many Indian films. Special attractions include the 'Dancing Fountains'. In Dec 2004 the entire garden was revamped with new fountains and lights.

Timings :
Monday-Friday : 6:30 PM - 7:25 PM and
Saturday-Sunday : 6:30 PM - 8:25 PM
Chamundi Hills

A well known 335 metres high landmark,Chamundi Hill can be reached by a 13 km road or by climbing up the 1,000 steps laid out by the Mysore Maharaja in the 17th century.

Half-way up along the stone steps is Nandi, Lord Shiva's Bull, a majestic 4.8 metre monolith.At the top is the 12th century temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the Wodeyars.Close to the temple is the gigantic statue of the demon Mahishasura. The summit offers a panoramic view of Mysore's lakes, parks and palaces.

St. Philomena's Church
A beautiful Cathedral, reminiscent of medieval architectural style,is one of the largest churches in the country. Built in the gothic style,the Church is an imposing structure with stained glass windows and lofty towers

Mysore Zoo

The Mysore Zoo was set up under royal patronage in the nineteenth century. Its fauna includes rare and exotic species which are housed in lush, green surroundings. The Zoo is famous for breeding some very rare animals in captivity.

Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, which has emerged as one of finest zoos in the country to breed a wide range of animals in captivity, has embarked on a new venture to set up a state-of-the-art Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre.
As of Jan 2006 the zoo has prepared a Rs 5.5-crore plan to establish the centre and forwarded the same to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for approval. The plan envisages procuring a, emergency mobile ambulance for the animals.

The zoo would become the first in the country to have an emergency mobile service to rescue animals fighting for life and cater to animals in and around Bandipur, Brahmagiri, Kanakapura, Madikeri and other wildlife sanctuaries.

The Art Gallery

The Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery in 1875 and exhibits paintings which date back to that period. The artists of that time used natural vegetable and mineral dyes. The famous traditional Mysore 'gold leaf ' paintings are also exhibited in the gallery, as are oil paintings of contemporary artist like Raja Ravi Varma and Svetoslav Roerich.
Around Mysore

Daria Daulat Bagh Tipu's Summer Palace,built in 1784,is located here.Made of teak,this Indo-Sarcenic structure has ornate and beautiful frescos.It is now a museum and tells eloquently of Tipu's valor and his losing battle against the British.

Fort

It is here that Tipu charged at the British soldiers with his legendary sword.An obelisk in the fort marks the place where he fell -betrayed by his own men.The fort holds within it,a mosque and the Ranganathaswamy Temple.Outside the fort is the Gumbaz,Tipu's tomb with splendid ebony doors inlaid with ivory.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore City station.
Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport.
Road Transport:35 km east of Bangalore.Sixteen kms down start of Magadi road

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Nandi Hills
  • Yoga Nandishvara Temple
  • Savandurga
  • Madhugiri
  • Pavgada
  • Midigeshi
  • Uchangi Dam
  • Jamalabad

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Magadi Road

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Available at the spot/near the spot/on the way to spot/ service apartments/ etc.

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottle, first aid kit etc.Hotel availability

Tips & Suggestions:


Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at bangalore
Society/Community Phone Number
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