Tuesday, June 12, 2012

52) Kanva Reservoir– The AT Getaway: (24/3/2012)

Place: Kanva Reservoir.
Distance: 60 x 2 = 120kms.
Directions: Bengaluru – Bidadi – Ramnagar – Kanva Dam.
Particiapants: Arvi > Arun > Ashok > Madhu(Barca) > Adithya(Kg) > Nabeel > Karthik (Sp).
Bikes: Apache RTR > Unicorn > CB Unicorn > Pulsar.
Previous visit: Somnathpur& Srirangapatna – Archeo ride.
Budget: Rs150/h.

Alight this was the 3rd run for the month of March’12 & it had been quite a while since I got this kind of rush. This was a short run to our favourite spot Kanva for quick swim to take a break from our college fest.

It had been only 4 days since our last run to Somnathpura & Srirangapatna. As we had 3 days fest in our college we decided to allot the second day for a ride. So on the second day I went early loafed around the college. As the day progressed, the temperature shot up & thought of cooling down occurred. So asked others about their call on the trip.
TIME: 09:00 hrs


I went bakery and sent a text to others. Once the core arrived we tried to pitch in a few more people. So with a crew consisting of 7 people we departed Bengaluru after a light lunch near college.
TIME: 13:45 hrs

RIDE 1: (Bengluru – Kanva)
So.., this was a flat 60kms stretch on our home ground SH-17. All 4 bikes cruised along back to back at a decent pace to reach Ramnagar. After moving on further we bought a few bottles of water and took a right deviation from the highway to reach the cold waters of Kanva.
TIME: 15:15 hrs



Well as we reached the reservoir the sun was right up & shining brightly. So without wasting anytime we jumped into the water. After a few minutes of warm up swimming, we started playing the evergreen ‘donkey’ game with a half filled water bottle. The games went on for about 1.5 hours & we decided to get out to dry up.
After drying up under the hot sun we left Kanva.
TIME: 17:00 hrs


RIDE 2: (Kanva – Dhaba – Bengluru)

Once we left Kanva, we decided to stop at our regular stop Kanva Dhaba for some heavy lunch. But unfortunately the dhaba was closed so we decided to eat elsewhere. Once we reached the new dhaba, we ordered food right away and after waiting for 45mins we got bad food. We were all hungry so we just ate of and decided to leave.
Again we kept a decent pace, rode back to back and reached back bakery for some hot tea.
TIME: 19:30 hrs


After the tea we went back to college and hung around watching a few events here & there. Finally after about an hour we decided to head back home.
TIME: 20:30 hrs

Until next time Cya \m/




  1. Is this place safe naff for swimming n evn fr girls to visit

    1. Shivu, as of now the waters are dry. So no point visitng it. Wait for a few years, i heard they are turning into a water park soon :D

  2. Wow!! that was a wonderful reading experience for me.......great trip I must say, given the short time frame. Looking forward to read more about ur in and around experiences.

    1. Thanks for the feedback :)

      Please read all the stories, as i never get tired of telling them :P