Markonahalli

Tourist Attractions

Markonahalli Dam

Bitagonahalli, Karnataka
4.4

Markonahalli, Bitagonahalli, Karnataka

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    Krishnagiri Wodeyar IV and Diwan M Vishveshwariah teamed up to build India’s first dam with the siphon system. Unlike other dams, here the gates are always kept open but water only flows through when they reach the height of the siphons. If you swing by on a day where the water levels are low, you can even explore the inner workings of the dam. Once you are done here, visit other attractions in the area like the Pavagada Fort or the temple at Aralaguppe {said to be one of the oldest in the State}.

    Distance from Bangalore: 97 kms {approx.}

    Driving Time: 2 hours 20 minutes {approx.}

    Tourist Attractions

    Markonahalli Dam

    Bitagonahalli, Karnataka
    4.4

    Markonahalli, Bitagonahalli, Karnataka

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