Manchinabele Reservoir area ...the dam is built across the
Arkavathi river .
We took the turning when we saw the signboard:
(er, we also took note of THIS signboard..."thattE idli" is one of the specialities of the area)
The area is so green and beautiful, with larger shrines under the peepal trees:
and smaller shrines, too:
For some reason, most of the shrines I saw were to Vishnu or Anjaneya; I hardly saw any temples to Shiva, I wonder why! The Kaveri, particularly, is associated with Sri RanganAthA, a form of Vishnu, through her whole course...whether in Karnataka or Tamizh Nadu.
Soon, the beauty of the reservoir, with
in the background, smiled up at us:
We got closer to the reservoir:
The BULBs group works really well together; whether we are watching birds below eye-level:
or concentrating on the excellent food that we have!
the weather was like this most of the time: sunshine through the clouds:
I'll post about the birds and (a few) other creatures that we saw....next!