Arkavathi Dam is built across the river Arkavathi, a tributary of the river Kaveri. Located near the Kanakapura town in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka, the dam helps in the irrigation of the nearby areas. The dam is a recent structure, built in the year 2004.
The reservoir has a length of 720 meters. The height of the dam rises to a height of 29.685 meters above the foundation. There are 8 radial spillway gates in the dam, each having a size of 9.14 m x 13.72 m. With a gross storage capacity of 44.94 mcm the dam acts as an important reservoir of water in the area.
|Built on||River Arkavathy|
|Type||Earthen + Gravity Dam|
|Height||29.685 meters above its deepest foundation|
|Full Reservoir Level (FRL)||605.03 meters|
|Minimum Draw Down Level (MDDL)||595.58 meters|
|Gross storage capacity||44.94 mcm|
|Live storage capacity||40.493 mcm|
|Number of Spillway gates||8|
|Size of spillway gates||9. 14 m x 13.72 m|
|Type of Spillway gates||Radial|
Arkavathy Dam: Nearby tourist attractions
Arkavathy Dam is surrounded by natural beauty. The calm and soothing atmosphere and the wonderful view of the dam offers visitors a wonderful spot to spend some relaxing moments. During monsoons the view of the dam becomes exceptionally beautiful.
Arkavathy Dam has several tourist attractions in its vicinity. Visitors can treat themselves to wonderful man-made structures and natural views while on a trip to visit the dam. A few of the many tourist attractions of the Kanakapura town is listed below.
Chunchi Waterfalls: Chunchi waterfall is a site that attracts tourists due to its lovely view. The waterfall, though small, offers a wonderful spot to relax amid natural surroundings.
Bilikal Ranganatha Swamy Betta: Bilikal Ranganatha Swamy Betta is a lovely hill with the famous temple of Lord Ranganatha Swamy standing atop it. The peak of the hill is about 3780 feet high.
Kabbalamma Temple: The Kabbalamma Temple is a popular shrine dedicated to Goddess Kabbalamma, considered to be a manifestation of the Mother Goddess Shakti.
Sangam: Sangam is the confluence of two rivers, Kaveri and Arkavathi. It is a famous picnic spot where the water is not very deep and the scenic beauty charms every one.
Muthathi: Muthathi village is a wonderful spot for a day long outing. The place has several attractions like waterfalls, fishing camps, forests and trekking routes.
How to reach Arkavathy Dam
The closest airport to reach Arkavathy Dam is the Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore. The major railway station to reach Arkavathy dam is the Bangalore city junction railway station. From Bangalore there are several buses available to reach Kanakapura. There are several bus stands in and around Kanakapura that connects the town to several near and far towns and cities. The dam can be easily reached from Kanakapura by taxi.
Resorts and hotels nearby Arkavathy Dam
Kanakapura is a tourist destination that offers several accommodation options for visitors. There are a number of economic hotels as well as luxurious resorts for travellers with different budgets. The hotels are known to provide comfortable staying facilities while the resorts offer more lavish options to enjoy a relaxed stay on a holiday.
Contact address and phone numbers of a few resorts and hotels of the area are listed below:
#175, Netagere Village, Bollare Post
Kanakapura Main Road, Uttarahalli, Hobli
Uttarahalli Main Road, Bangalore
Phone: 91 80 2843 3160
Mobile: 91 96322 66417
RCN Comforts Hotel
# 33, Yellachanahalli,
Sharavanthi Kalyana Mantapa,
Kanakapura Main Road,
Kanakapura, Bangalore 560078,
Phone: +91 802 6664 142
# 35, 9th Mile,
Kanakapura Main Road,
Bangalore – 560062, Karnataka
Phone: +91 806 5638 666 / 5638 777
Mobile: +91 92434 89999