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Loved it

We just stopped for sometime at the dam. But surely touched by its beauty. The place is around 160... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Bengaluru, India
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Serene place with a beautiful view

The complete view was straight out of a painting. Just beautiful. It was sunny, but there was a... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Hiriyur, Chitradurga, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visit-on-the-way kinda place. Excellent view from the dam. No decent restaurants around; suggest to carry food along. There is some climbing required to reach the dam. It might get really hot in summer and no real shade around.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We just stopped for sometime at the dam. But surely touched by its beauty. The place is around 160 kms driving distance from bangalore. And it’s a nice place to go and visit. Just make sure u carrying food along, there are hardly places nearby...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The complete view was straight out of a painting. Just beautiful. It was sunny, but there was a cool breeze. A must visit place.

Thank RakshithaS14
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Vani Vilas Sagar Dam, also called as Marikanave, is located about 20 kms away from Hiriyuru Town. Hiriyuru is 160 kms from Bangalore on Bangalore-Poona National Highway. You have a beautiful six lane highway from Bangalore to Hiriyur. You need to deviate from highway at...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Once you enter Hiriyur town,roads leading to this place are really good till the end. Once you reach the destination,you will find an ancient temple There are two options available. Park near to temple and climb up or ride/drive till the top. We preferred the...More

Thank Rajarammanjrekar
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Generally, in India, the places most popular with tourists, though spectacular in their own way, cannot offer any sort of enjoyment especially when all you want to do is sit silently for sometime, gazing at the far distance with the wind blowing in your face....More

Thank MeLoveSomeCake
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Its a wonderful place to visit.. with a beatiful sunset view, u r allowed to walk on the dam, open time: 8:30-5:30, road s very good.. bike/car ride will be very joyfull..

Thank KirankumarS29
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We drove there in the afternoon. The place pleasantly surprised us. The location is very scenic.The water was very clean. We could walk around freely on the dam which is more than 100 years old. The only drawback for some could be the lack of...More

Thank NCKM
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A very old dam constructed more than a hundred years ago yet it's rock solid!! Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding areas from the dam but pretty much nothing else to do!!

Thank bashwin
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Vani Vilasa Sagara, popularly known as Mari Kanive is a dam near Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga District, in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the oldest dam in the state. The dam was built by the Mysore Maharajas pre-independence across the river Vedavathi. The dam...More

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16 February 2015|
Response from Krishnan U | Reviewed this property |
The area near the dam is a village. There were no restaurants seen around. Not sure about the camping site too.