Manchanbele is a scenic spot situated about 30 km from Bangalore
, on the Bangalore - Magadi
main road, near the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir
. It is surrounded by lush greenery and hills in every direction. Different species of birds are seen here. Nearby lies another dam called Manchanbele Dam, about 10 km off the Mysore
Manchanbele can be approached from Mysore Road via Big Banayan Tree. The nearest railway station and airport are at Bangalore.