Exploring the Unexplored: Dandiginahalli Dam

I love riding on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling places to places, rocking out and moving on to the next place all over again ! ! !

Date: 25th December 2016
Places visited: Dandiginahalli Reservoir, Vidurashwatha Temple and Ghati Subramanya Temple
No. of People: 3 – Naresh, Rajesh and I (Gokool)
Total Distance: 230kms
Route Taken:

Route MapRoute Map

It was December’2016 and we wanted to have one last exploration ride before we bid goodbye to 2016.  It was the last Sunday of December’2016 while we 3 (Naresh, Rajesh and I) planned for a day ride to very less explored place, Dandiginahalli Dam.

We all met at Esteem Mall, Hebbal and before the first appearance of light in the sky, we all started riding towards Chikkaballapur on the Bangalore – Hyderabad highway.  The climate was too cold and the foggy Street Lights on the Airport Road added to the riding excitement to explore this reservoir.

A few kilometers ahead of the Nandi Hills Junction, we exited the highway to enter the Chikkaballapur Town. We were totally relying on Google Maps for navigation.

The roads through the village were bumpy with many detours and dead ends, leading nowhere.  A local there helped us to navigate the correct road that leads to the reservoir.  The streets were muddy and the cool soft breeze kept the pollution and noise of the city far away.

As we caught the first glimpse of the reservoir, surrounded by lush greenery all around, we fell in love with the place.  You feel lost when you listen the chirping sound of the birds while you watch the water and those trees that surrounded by.

Naresh and MeNaresh and Me at Dandiginahalli Dam


Naresh and RajeshNaresh and Rajesh


At Dandiginahalli DamGokool (Soul Warrior)




With another BikerWith another Random Biker who visited the same time as us


NareshNaresh with his bike at Dandiginahalli Dam


Rajesh with his bikeRajesh and his bike at Dandiginahalli Dam


Redeemer PoseMy Signature Pose “The Redeemer”


Our Machines at Dandiginahalli DamOur Machines (My “Warrior” in the center)


Photo of a SelfiePhoto of the Selfie


Selfie at Dandiginahalli DamThe Trio – Naresh, Rajesh and I (Gokool)


Rule the Road, But dont forget to wear HelmetsRule the Roads, but don’t forget to wear your Helmets


WarriorMe and My Warrior


Warrior at Dandiginahalli DamThank You, Warrior and Dandiginahalli Dam, for an awesome travel memory.

We had a good time with some photo session and exited the place and started riding.  As we reached the main village road, we saw a Karnataka Tourism board directing towards Vidhurashwatha Temple.  As we were nearby, we thought to check this place.

While a few kilometers away, Rajesh saw his bike’s rear tire been flat by a puncture. We towed Rajesh’s bike till the nearest puncture shop which was found open there at that moment.

While the mechanic fixed the puncture, we grabbed some biscuit packets to snack on from the nearby shop.

It was 1 pm when we stopped over for brunch at Hotel New Krishna Grand en route and after having some tasty Poori Bhaji and Masala Dosa we rode till Vidhurashwatha Temple.

As per Wikipedia, the name of the place Vidurashwatha was derived from that of big Ashwatha Tree which was planted by Vidura from the ancient Mahabharatha times, hence the name Vidurashwatha.

Vidurashwatha TempleVidurashwatha Temple


at Vidurashwatha TempleWe three at Vidurashwatha Temple

We then rode to Ghati Subramanya Temple which is around 40kms from here.  I had visited Ghati Subramanya Temple a very long time ago with my family during my school days.  The temple then was a very small temple and now been developed and maintained neatly.

Me at Ghati SubramanyaAt Ghati Subramanya Temple

After having some snacks outside the temple vicinity, we started our journey back home via Doddaballapur.

We had our last pitstop for “chai” at Yelahanka before we bid goodbye to each other and rode back to our respective home.

Reading on my Odometer230Kms on my Bike’s Odometer

Photo Credits: All 3 of us.

“Go as many places as you can, you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories”

Stay safe and tuned until I lean forward with my next crazy travel adventure ! ! !

Gokool Kini
(Soul Warrior)


Also Visit: Ride to Mandargiri Hills and Maidala Lake

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