Bird watching @ Manchanabele

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  1. Sujit says:

    looking nice for bird watcher, if you are interested another place for bird watching then Karnala (Near Mumbai) is best one.

  2. looks like an interesting place…for bird watching. The first picture with blue water is beautiful

  3. Vikas says:

    We had been to Manchina Bele Dam this weekend and We had the most horrid experience there!

    Short answer – We got robbed! Best of all, people who claim to be security guards did that.

    All we were doing is just taking some pictures of the scenic view and just walked nearer to the Dam.

    We felt that scene was nice and took some more snaps. 2 more guys came and taking some random pictures.

    Then suddenly 2 localites with sticks (claimed to be security) came to us and started abusing in very bad language. They snatched our expensive cameras and started to push us around. We were four and they started threatening to beat us and said no one should come to that area.

    We saw, there was no board that said so and we offered to delete photos if we were not supposed to take. They didn’t listen to us and Started abusing badly and they held our hands. We didn’t know what to do and later they asked money. They took 500Rs and quickly went away giving us some gyan saying you should take permission etc etc.

    All said done is, Manchina Bele is not safe and Dam employees themselves are robbers. When you enter Manchina Bele Dam area, there is a board that warns you of robbers. No wonder, Dam security and may be some localites are robbers and they are on the prowl to extort money. We had to pay 500Rs to get our Cameras back. Worst place!

    Adding this comment for others to be careful!

  4. Soumya says:

    I’ve been in Bangalore almost all my life and I haven’t heard of this place… so I now have my next instant weekend getaway!
    Great post – Thanks!

  5. dreamer2702 says:

    been in bangalore for so long and had not heard of this place. nice blog and lovely pictures!

  6. Sanjay M says:

    I’ve gone to doDaalad mara sometimes but didnt go till Mandhanabele Dam (also the road from there was very discouraging), won’t miss it next time!

  7. Sanjay M says:

    Those pictures esp the lake were absolutely refreshing prashanth… such unbelievably lovely shades of blue of the lake and the sky! Was nice to read about your day as well.

  8. Prashanth M says:

    Thanks for the comments Cuckoo and Mridula

  9. Mridula says:

    Hmm, lot of spam here Prashanth. And absolutely loved the third picture.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nice recount.. Was expecting a lot more pictures, looking at your collection of other pictures. :))

    The lake looks very quiet and serene.

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