It was the fourth day and I was all set to kick start my day with some power punched dosage. I planned a lot early that morning and finally concluded on visiting Kalyani Dam for a change. Kalyani Dam is one of the best visiting places of Tirupati and is visited by lot of tourists. As I was there for my holidays, I didn’t want to leave any stone unturned. I took a local bus and reached near the dam with my camera to capture the best shots for memory. The place was already occupied by large number of visitors and picnickers who came in groups; small and big.
Kalyani Dam is the central reservoir for water resources for the local residents and pilgrims who visit Tirupati every now and then in the year. It is located in the Bakarapeta Forest and the catchment area of the dam is about 49 sq kilometers with the water reservoir touching to approximately 900 feet. This bewitching water reservoir is set amidst the hilly mountains and it is a treat for the eyes for all the visitors and tourists. As I traveled through the way to the dam, I experienced the rich forests and dense plantations. The walk way is immensely populated with rich flora and its abundance makes you feel like heaven. I could also feel the chirping birds as I walked through the way. Their voices were enticing and so appealing that it made the entire environment like a fresh morning every time. The roads to the dam were planted with multiple tinted flowers on both the sides. Red, yellow, pink, orange and purple colors made the area cheerful and lively.
The distance of Kalyani Dam from Tirupati is about 18 kilometers. Chittor is also well connected both by road and rail. Buses and other means of transport also follow from other places to Chittoor. The area surrounding the Kalyani Dam is an awesome place for recreation. I had a quality time near the dam and I also gathered a good bunch of knowledge about water reservoir and electricity production systems here. Overall, it was a great day and yet another contenting day for me.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!