When you have covered the mountains and beaches, there are very few places left which can amaze you with the beauty and grandeur. That's where the Dams come into picture. A man made marvel constructed to generate electricity and control water flow but also serves as an amazing viewpoint for surrounding areas.
At a distance of 180 km from Bangalore, Vani Vilas Dam is one old structure which will left you awestruck with the scenery on both sides. On one side is a village and on the other lies a reservoir whose vastness will leave you in complete shock. Also to increase this beauty multi fold, there is a wind energy farm atop a hill which can be seen from the dam.
To reach this place, take NH 48 till Hiriyur from where a diversion of about 20 km will take you to the dam. The road is quite good as for the most part it's National highway and that's well maintained. We started from Bangalore at about 6 in the morning and headed on NH 48 till it was breakfast time. We found a pretty nice place by the highway for breakfast and post that we headed towards the dam.