Bengaluru is a city which has cool places to see around. Big banyan
tree and manchinbele dam is one of the best examples. If you don't have much time to go for a trip, and planning for a picnic
around bangalore, this would be the ideal place to visit.
Big Banyan tree is a 400 year old tree which has spread over
3 acres of land. It is around 25 km from the bangalore city.
Don't expect much out of it. It is just like a park
in the city having few benches to sit and pass the time but with no disturbance of traffic and dust.
Manchinbele Dam is a Dam constructed by Sir.M.vishweshwaraiyah which
is around 8 km s from Big Banyan tree. If you go by bike or any private vehicle, you can cover both these places in half
This is a scenic place unlike the BB tree where you can take some
snacks and enjoy with the family or friends.
One 'view point' is there in the backwater side which is a 'restricted
area'!!! For visiting there, we were forced to pay for an unkown person who called himself as watchmen of that place!.
Bengaluru-mysore road--->after kengeri--->right deviation at kumblagodu--->
Big Banya tree (7 kms)--->manchinbele dam(around 9kms)
magadi road--->left deviation--->manchinbele dam--->Big Banyan Tree
members : praveen,vasudha,swaroop,srilakshmi
went by : bike