Ticket to Dodda Aladamara & Machanbele Dam

When I heard about this 100+ year old tree ( some say it is more than 300), it reminded me of the  ‘Three-eyed Ravan” from GOT!

It was Sunday morning when I packed my backpack to visit this giant tree.

Around a 30km journey from Bangalore and around 9km off Mysore road.

The main tree is actually dead and the roots are spread in more than an acre of ground.

Despite not being a professional rider, I could keep up good speeds on the NICE road. Took around 60 minutes for me to reach there.

Once you exit from Mysore road, the road keeps your eyes busy with the nursery of colorful plants on both sides till the destination.

The place is well maintained and one can visit any time of the day. If you are a bird-watcher, early mornings are the best sights. Rest of the day, you can be happy watching the monkeys!! They are smart here, so beware.

Picked-up a plant on my way from the nursery as a souvenir.

Another place on the route ahead is Machanbele Dam. A must see place if you enjoy scenic views. Though one cannot go near water, you can enjoy views of the massive collection of water and ‘Savanadurga’ in the background!

Overall, a short getaway from Bengaluru with a fulfilling experience of nature!

By Hithesh Bhat

Traveller | Foodie | Geek | Lone explorer | Tech coach | Technophile | Maker | Wall-E in search of EVE

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