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Kanva Reservoir

Kanva reservoir


Kanva reservoir is an artificial lake and tourist attraction 69 kilometres (43 mi) from Bangalore, India and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Ramanagara. The reservoir has been formed from the damming of the river Kanva and is well known as a tourist destination for its birdlife. It is surrounded by wooded hills.

Alongside the dam is a fisheries training and research center, aimed at making the local villagers self sufficient through fish farming. The cave temple of Purushotthama Thirtha Gavi is 3 km away. It is an important pilgrimage center for Madhwa Brahmins, as it is believed that a saint performed penance here. A statue of Hanuman has been installed inside the cave.

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Address:69 km off the Bangalore-Mysore road
Nearest City:Bangalore
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History of Kanva reservoir:

Kanva Dam is a minor irrigation project dam. Built in 1946 across the Kanva river, it is 15 km long covering 776 hectares. The Kanva river (a tributary of the Cauvery river) is named after the sage Kanva, who is believed to have lived in the caves in the mountains and forests around the dam in the time of Ramayana.

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Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore or Mysore
Nearest Airport:Bangalore
Road Transport:Bangalore To Ramanagara lot of local buses are available.

Nearest Visiting places in Kanva reservoir:

1.Chamundi Hills
3.Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
7.Nagarhole National Park
10.Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Bangalore
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Kanva Reservoir and Dam Nearest Attraction

Revanasiddesh Betta Temples
Ramanagaram is a popular place for trekking and rock climbing. Ramadevara Betta on the outskirts of the town lends the name to the place. The hill is about 3066 feet above sea level and has steps on the western side. The Sri Rama temple is located at the top beside a small pond.....more