Weekend Ride Getaways from Bengaluru

The joy of discovering new places to ride is only rivaled by exploring new food getaways. Presenting three weekend ride getaways from Bengaluru where ‘peace is its own reward.

 1) Mavathur Lake, Kanakapura Road

Located before the town of Kanakapura, Mavathur kere (lake) is a serene large man-made tank with levee on one side. Access to Mavathur kere is via a narrow-dirt road (you will do just fine on a motorcycle though!) and frequented by shepherds and their herd, this is a beautiful place to spend cool mornings or evenings.

Mavathur kere Weekend ride getaways from Bengaluru

Mavathur Kere – best relished with buddies 🙂

Masala Dosa at Vasu Hotel KNS Circle Kanakpura Karnataka

Masala Dosa at Vasu Hotel, Kanakapura town

Useful Information on Mavathur Lake:

  • Distance from Bengaluru: 64 kms
  • Location: Google Maps link [Look for the left-turn after the Kalyani motors Maruti showroom (before Kanakapura town)]
  • Parking: Good solid ground to park heavy motorcycles
  • No shade at the reservoir (recommend to carry shades, drinking-water and a hat)
  • Carry food/munchies to eat (please do not litter the place and carry back the waste)
  • Do not visit this place in a hurry, we wanted to spend an hour, but ended spending more than three 😀
  • Where to eat: Masala Dosa, Kesari bath and Filter Coffee at Vasu Hotel, Kanakapura town
Mavathur Lake Kanakapura - weekend ride destinations from Bengaluru

Mavathur Kere aka Lake – Peaceful!!

2) Dandiganahalli Dam, Dandiganahalli, Gauribidanur

Located near Gauribidanur, Dandiganahalli is only frequented by the locals for fishing or that occasional theppa (coracle) boat-ride. The place is absolutely serene and the cool breeze makes a wonderful excuse for quick-nap 😛

Dandiganahalli Dam near GauriBidanur Chikkaballapur

Dandiganahalli Dam

Useful Information on Dandiganahalli Dam:

  • Distance from Bengaluru: 90 kms
  • Location: Dandiganahalli Google Maps link
  • Parking:Good solid ground to park heavy motorcycles (taking the U-turn on the top of the tank-bund is tricky since its narrow)
  • No shade at the reservoir (recommend to carry shades, drinking-water and a hat)
  • Carry food/munchies to eat (please do not litter the place and carry back the waste)
  • Don’t be deceived by the huge water-body one would see before reaching Dandiganahalli
  • Where to eat: Masala Dosa & Filter Coffee at Nani Hotel, Vijayapura
Masala Dosa at Nani Hotel Vijayapura

Masala Dosa at Nani Hotel Vijayapura

3) Harobele or Arakavathi Dam, Kunuru

Located near Kunuru (on the Kanakapura-Sangama road SH92), Harobele dam or popularly known as Arakavathi dam, fed by the Arkavathi river is flocked by school kids on field-trips on weekdays and desolated on weekends.

Harobele dam or Arakavathi dam at Kunuru Kanakapura

Harobele Dam or Arakavathi Dam – Enormous!!

Biryani At Sumukh Restaurant MG Road - Kanakapura town

Biryani At Sumukh Restaurant MG Road – Kanakapura town

Useful Information on Arakavathi Dam:

  • Distance from Bengaluru: 80 kms
  • Location: Arakavathi Dam Google Maps link
  • Parking: Good solid ground to park heavy motorcycles
  • No shade at the reservoir (recommend to carry shades, drinking-water and a hat)
  • Carry food/munchies to eat (please do not litter the place and carry back the waste)
  • Where to eat: Biryani at Sumukh Restaurant, Kanakapura town
Arai Quantum 2 helmet at Arakavathi or Harobele dam Karnataka India

Peace is its own Reward!! – At Harobele Dam

Never hesitate to take that random deviation from the highway – you may just be in for a pleasant surprise 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Ride Getaways from Bengaluru

  1. It was lovely, day spent with thrilling end!

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  2. Great post. Mouthwatering pictures of dosas!

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