Saturday, July 4, 2015

Drive to Panchapalli Dam

It was the last Sunday of June. Thoughtlessly in early morning we decided to go for a drive. After thinking on couple of choices we decided to go to Panchapalli dam. I have read about this place in few blogs but then again it is not a common destination for Bangalore travellers.

We were four people and we started from Whitefield in my Grandi 10 car using Google maps. We passed through Sarjapur and crossed Chennai highway near Attibele. After that we passed a number of villages and then a small town Denkenikottai. There was a big temple in the town with an age-old pond in its premises. After total eighty kilometers of drive we reached to Panchapalli dam. A small group of bikers were just leaving the place. The dam was much better than my expectations. We parked our car there and went for a walk on dam barrage. Water in dam was not much. Few native folks were inside the water. We also went down near to the water body and laid our bare legs in the calm little sea. It was a very pleasant touch. View of the little sea from that point was overwhelming. After disbursing a good one hour we started back. There was no eatery near to the dam or in the way upto Hosur. In Denkenikottai bus stand we bought some food as we were badly hungry. After lunch we started again and this time we came through Hosur city. In Hosur, we parked our car in the shop 'The Chennai Silk'. This Shop is a big shopping mall in itself with more than five hundred employees. My wife bought few sarees there. In next one hour of drive we were back to home.

This place is a hidden gem, very near to Bangalore‬ and can be covered in half day. Going to Panchapalli is worth given its quietness, scenic and less popular places among travellers.