Perched in a small valley at a distance of around 55Kms from Bangalore, it is an ideal one-day joy ride from the city.Once we reach Janapada Loka after Channapattana, there is a deviation of 8kms from the highway. This road leads into a small mountain terrain and a suddenly there is a huge water body at our view. Kanva reservoir is a nice get-away spot from the hectic life of the city.
It has an interesting history of its own, being planned by by none other than the Dewan of the Princely state of Mysore Sir M.Visvesvaraya in the year 1946. It is known to be the only irrigation dams built with the siphon spillway flood control system. Siphon dam is simply an engineering design to save upstream villages and standing crops affected by the flood.
The above photo is a panoramic view of the spot. Its advisable to have ones lunch at Kamat Yatri Nivas at the highway which after a few kilometers is a deviation to the right to reach the reservoir. There are well laid direction boards at important junctions.