Camping-  Tippagondanhalli Dam Bangalore, Karnataka

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Classification: EASY what's this?

Accommodation: None. Carry own tent.

Essentials: Life jacket,food, drinking water.

Transportation: Self.

Costing: Rs. 500/- per head for two members.

Suggestion: Do not enter water with out right sized life-jacket accompanied by an experianced instructor. Carry back all the glass/plastic wastes and dispose the same in a proper bin. Every time we visited any place, we picked up the garbage left by others too.


35 km west of Bangalore is the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar. Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River feeds this Reservoir. T G Halli reservoir is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to supply drinking water for western parts of Bangalore. The lake is a man-made reservoir, created by the constructing a dam which was inaugurated in 1933. Visvesvarayya had supervised the construction work of this dam. The reservoir has a submerged temple, which at this time of the year was clearly visible due to the low water level.

How to Reach:

Driving down around 35 kilometers from Bangalore on the Magadi Road will take approximately 1-2 hours depending on the time of travel.