Ultimate Blogging Challenge - Day 3
About two years ago, my husband and I decided to go on a long road trip, from Bangalore to Goa. We took a day off and with a list of all the places that we could visit on the way, we started our exciting journey. Our plan was to reach Jog Waterfalls by afternoon, without stopping, but I insisted on getting down at B R P Dam, just for half an hour. I had seen pictures of the Islands on internet and wanted to experience that in real.
The road to the Dam is about 11 km off, from the main road. You need to keep track of the signs. The place is situated about 28 Km from the city of Shimoga.
Even in January, it was extremely sunny and humid. Before we started our climb, my husband wanted to have something cold and liquid :)
The stairs that took us to the entrance of the Dam.The dam is constructed across river Bhadra and the height of the dam is 194 ft. There are a number of islands created by the Bhadra river.(link)
A view of the Dam from the stairs. The water looked so white, as if someone had opened a can of milk. I wasn't prepared for what lay beyond this. The scene was in stark contrast to it's surroundings.
At one point it looked almost magical. So serene and calm, absolutely gorgeous.
Afar you can see little islands. There are boat services that take tourists to the island. It must be amazing to sail to across this water mass, but unfortunately it was closed when we arrived.
I loved watching the light shimmering on the surface of the water. Tried to capture it, but my camera wasn't so sophisticated. Everything was in my favorite shade of blue.
It was hard to believe that something so extraordinary was hidden behind all the land and roads.
We walked and roamed around for few minutes. I wanted to stay but the scorching sun wasn't really helping much :)
Once I had finished capturing all my favorite views and hydrated myself with enough water, we set off to Jog Waterfalls.