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Anjanapura Dam & Park Shikaripura - ShimogaSiri ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗಸಿರಿ

Anjanapura Dam & Park Shikaripura

Anjanapura dam & park:

Anjanapura dam
Anjanapura dam

Anjanapura dam is pretty famous among local people, but yet to explored by outsiders. As the dam bit of interior place but yet a beautiful short weekend trip on weekends especially.
Anjanapura dam Shikaripura is 21kms from Shikaripura. Its on the way to Saluru from Shikaripura which is around 9kms towards Honnavar road from there take left turn & drive 12kms to reach the dam.
Nowadays the dam is being known to people because of the park constructed here. Known as Anjanapura park. The dam is usually known as Anjanapura dam & park both
Visiting Anjanapura dam would be a small picnic to get some fresh air. As it is in the village premises of course you can enjoy the beauty of nature.

Anjanapura dam
Anjanapura dam

Anjanapura dam is being constructed to the river Kumudvathi. It is the source of drinking water to Shikaripura & Shiralakoppa and provides for more than 4000acres of land.
The name Ajnanapura dam is given because there is a small village located adjacent to the dam.
Best time to visit the dam would be August to February, As the season will be late mansoon, ofcourse dam would be having enough water.

Anjanapura Dam & Park details:

anjanapura park
anjanapura park

There is a project came up adjacent to the dam. A garden has been constructed by the state government which was approved in 2013. Karnataka Neeravari Nigam had taken the responsibility of the construction of the garden .

The garden has come up on a 6.5acre land which has sprawling lawns a music fountain, pergola, walking path & fruit bearing trees.

anjanapura park-Esuru freedom fight
anjanapura park-Esuru freedom fight

The Esuru freedom struggle- the uprising staged by the people of Esuru village in Shikaripura taluk in 1942 against the unjust policies of the British Govt have been recreated here through the medium of cement.

The cement sculptures of freedom fighters conducting Bhajan & Khaadi weaving sessions in Esuru village and on the hanging of the freedom fighters have also been installed.

Anjanapura park
Anjanapura park

The park is also adorned with cement sculptures on agricultural work in Malnad region, including transplantation of paddy & arecanut.

Boating at Anjanapura dam:

There is a plan to start boating at the backwaters of Anjanapura dam from next year. The plan to develop a similar garden in the vicinity of Ambligolla dam is also in the pipeline.
Well Shikaripura is not just a taluk now. It is many attractions in it. Udutadi-Maha kavayithri Akka Mahadevi’s Birth place. Esuru –where the first freedom fight started in India.

Huchchuraya swamy temple-one of the oldest temple in Shikaripura having history of more than 100years.

Balligavi- Kedareshwara temple & now Anjanapura dam & park is also adds in the list.
So if you have any plans of visiting Shikaripura, you can easily cover these places in a single day.

How to reach the dam:

anjanapura dam backwater
anjanapura dam backwater

By road: Can reach here by the surrounding cities, Shikaripura, Shiralakoppa, Hirekerur, Honnali. These cities are connected to Anjanapura by road.
Suggestion is to take own vehicle than the govt & Private buses as there are limited availability.
By rail.
Kumsi railway station is the nearby railway station. Train Mysore Talaguppa express(Vice-versa)
passes via Kumsi. Train will stop just for a minute in the station as there will be less passengers.
By Air:
Mangalore Airport will be the nearest airport.

Quick Info:

Dam Anjanapura Dam
Taluk-District Shikaripura- Shivamogga
Distance from Shimoga to anjanapura dam 44kms
Distance from Shikaripura 21kms
Accessible by Shikaripura, Hirekerur, Shiralakoppa
Distance from Bangalore 350kms
Constructed over River Kumudvathi
Attractions Dam, A big Garden
Best time to visit August to February
Nearby attractions Udutadi, Esuru, Balligavi, Huchchuraya swami temple,Shikaripura


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