Dandiganahalli Dam - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Lake / Backwaters

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Distance (From Bangalore): 86 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: At Dandiganahalli Village

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 42 km from Nandi Hills, and 86 km from Bangalore, Dandiganahalli Dam is a small picturesque reservoir located at Dandiganahalli village in Karnataka. It is one of the unexplored places to visit near Bangalore.

Dandiganahalli Dam makes for the best day trip and a perfect escape from the chaos of the city of Bangalore. Nestled in between green hills and dense jungle, the reservoir reverberates with peace and calm and is considered the best place to relax and rejuvenate. There is a long bridge built that stretches out to the water and boasts beautiful views of the surroundings.

Dandiganahalli Dam is great for everything from long drives and picnics to quick family trips from Bangalore. The best time to visit the place is in the winter months when the dam is full and the surroundings will be green and lovely. The place is best visited early in the morning, just in time to catch the sunrise or around evening. Bird watching and hiking in the nearby hills are the other activities here.

The whole journey took 2 hours to reach the dam from Bangalore. The last 7 km is a narrow village road and the final 1.5 km is a muddy off-road and may not be suitable for low ground clearance cars. There are no shops near this dam, so be packed with some food if you are planning to spend more time here.

Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free