Manchanabele Dam is a man made irrigational dam around 45 km from Bangalore City, 22 km from Mysore road and 14 km from Dodda Alada Mara (Big Banyan Tree). It is ideal for one day Bangalore sightseeing.If you are a corporate group , reach the campsite early morning. Apart from this you can enjoy watersports such as kayak, canoe, swimming and fishing.
Manchanabele dam is small artificial dam erected by the government of Karnataka on river Arkavati for irrigation and drinking water in the village of Manchanabele. The dam is insignificant in terms of structure or architecture. But the beauty is in the backwaters it has created surrounded by stone structed rugged hills. This is very good for family picnic, friends outing or couples. If you are going there in the day then do take tent or large umbrella to escape the sun. One can go do various activities here - starting from bird watching, hiking, rock climbing, boating, photography or spend time in leisure. The sun set is awesome there.