13 August 2007
During my visit to Madenur dam, I had seen an old road towards Bellenne backwaters. This time, when I had been to my native place, visited this place. It is just 5 km from the town of Talguppa. From Bellenne Temple, the main road leads to Sagar while a narrow mud road directs to the backwaters. The rest of the road towards Madenur is now submerged in waters.
Lot of villages near Bellenne was submerged under Sharavathi backwaters. Writer Na. D'Souza mentions about the pains suffered by the people of this particular village in his story “Seeme Bhattaru Anatharadaddu” (published in “Mayura” magazine several years ago). I have decided to explore this route during summer, if possible.