5th July 2014
Thanks to good roads, we were reaching Chikmaglur much ahead of our schedule. It was time to look at some of the detours. We saw the board of Yagachi dam next to the road prompting us to pay a visit. Unlike other dams where entry is restricted, here public were allowed to go near the dam. Still one cannot walk on the dam.
There were no restrictions to take snaps. Monsoon was delayed and hence the dam did not hold much water even in early July. But nevertheless, it was a good place to spend some time. Next to the dam is a small garden but bit unmaintained I would say.
My daughter wanted to go near the water. We started walking on the road that led us to the backwater. The road must have been connected to some village but now it ended in water. The road was seen on the other end of backwater.
We spent a long time here as my daughter enjoyed throwing stones in the water. We were the only ones at that time so we enjoyed our time peacefully.
Yagachi dam was constructed in 2001 and is situated near Belur on Belur-Chikmaglur highway. Spotting it is not difficult as it is just next to the road. There is also a water sports center located at backwaters. It is not near the dam but little away from it. We did not visit that place and cannot say how good or bad it is.
If you are travelling on Belur-Chikmagalur road and have some time to spare, Yagachi dam is a nice place to visit.