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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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