Explore the Beautiful Moyar Dam near Bandipur

Tired of your monotonous routine and want to explore the beauty of nature? Well, Bandipur in Karnataka is undeniably your true escapade. Bandipur is a popular weekend getaway destination for guests staying in Bangalore. Carpeted by a lush green forest, Bandipur is one of the most mesmerising tourist destinations in Karnataka. Located in the foothills of Nilgiris, this place is renowned for Bandipur National Park, Moyar River and Maravakandy Dam, apart from the exotic flora and fauna.

Image of a waterfall with leaves in the foreground
Image of a river with trees in the distance
Aerial view of a stream of waterbody surrounded by blankets of trees on either sides

Moyar River

Who doesn't love a fun-filled road trip amidst dense forests while a cool breeze caresses you? Take a short road trip to Moyar River in Madumalai and marvel at the picturesque landscapes. This serene trip near Bandipur is sure to enchant travellers as it flows through verdant tea gardens, coffee, rubber and eucalyptus plantations. This river also flows through the famous Madumalai National Park, where voyagers can enjoy a safari. Moyar River flows into a gorge known as Moyar Canyon and cascades into a waterfall. This destination is a treat for sore eyes, so grab your cameras and let the photographer in you thrive.

Image of a river in which a baoat containing people is cruising in the distance
front view of a dam on a river captured during sunset with a cloudy sky

Moyar Dam

The next destination on this road trip is the soothing Moyar Dam. A secluded spot with breathtaking views, this dam is a retreat we all need as a break from the tiring city life. This journey offers a rich panoramic view with an enticing landscape around. This dam is built over Moyar River, a tributary to River Bhavani. Tucked amidst prolific greens, this dam offers an astounding view. Moyar Dam is a hub for wildlife too. Nature enthusiasts can spot a muster of peacocks and herds of elephants and deer. Voyagers can embark on an enthralling mountain biking experience or spend a lovely evening with their furry friends.

Moyar Waterfall

Moyar Waterfall near Bandipur will leave you in awe. This waterfall is located at a short distance from Madumalai National Park and is a popular tourist destination. Consider partaking in a short trek to the viewpoint as this place isn't well connected via roads. Furthermore, this canyon is formed by Moyar River and is home to striking backwaters. A sight to behold, this waterfall steeply plunges down from a height of 250 ft. while the waves gracefully hit the stones and boulders. This pristine waterfall also shelters a varied range of exotic flora.

a beautiful waterfall captured during the day in between the mountain
side angle view of a dam on a river captured during daytime

Maravakandy Dam

Maravakandy Dam is a hidden gem tucked in the lap of nature on the foothills of the Nilgiris range. A haven for shutterbugs, this spectacular site was constructed across the Aravarihalla stream and is a significant source of water supply for the Moyar hydroelectric powerhouse. Tourists can witness a magical sunset accompanied by the sweet chirping of birds from the watchtower.

Without any further delay, visit Bandipur and plan a single-route road trip to Moyar River, Moyar Waterfall, Maravakandy Dam and much more. The Serai Bandipur offers luxurious accommodations perched amidst lush emerald verdure and is undoubtedly the best stay option on a trip to Bandipur.