Monday, December 24, 2007

View of two reservoirs from the top...

Manchenbele and Thippagondanahalli are two man-made reservoirs with mini dams which supply water to some parts of Bangalore.

Thippagondanahalli was one of our weekend destinations. Once Satish, Deepak and I spent a night camping next to the reservoir. We pitched a small tent, made a fire, sat around it drinking late into the night. Our dinner was 10 rolls shared between the three of us. When we ran out of booze, Satish and Deepak went to Tavarekere (about 12 kms) but came back disappointed.

When we were thirsty we tried to boil water from the reservoir so that we could drink it. The bottle burst and the water put off the fire. We decided to hit the sack, we got into the tent. It was filled with smoke. What a night!! Unforgettable!

Manchenbele is closer to Savandurga and I've passed by it plenty of times but never found an opportunity to go close to the water. It's quite big and you can appreciate it's size and beauty better from an elevated position. It's a popular destination for weekenders and for movie makers it's a convinient spot.

Manchenbele reservoir in the background

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