The Bhadra River, most famous for the Bhadra Reservoir, is
one of the most captivating examples of the natural beauty India has to offer.
This reservoir is home to a hydroelectric power plant, water purification plant
and is used for industrial purposes as well. Built in 1965, it is over 59
meters high and 1,708 meters wide. Aside from the industrial benefits of this
region, the Bhadra River is a fantastic tourist destination due to its high
concentration of exotic animals and plant life. Some of the most popular
tourist activities include sailing, kayaking, fishing and much more!
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at the Bhadra River with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH47/NH4. Continue along the NH4 until you reach the Solapur Mangalore Highway. From there continue along this road until you reach Bhadra. The entire trip is just under 300KM and should take four to five hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Bhadra River however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Bhadra River in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Bhadra
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three of the best things to see and do in Bhadra:
Water Sports: One of the most popular tourist activities in Bhadra is the water sports. Everything from fishing, kayaking, sailing, and even water trampolines are available! This is the perfect way to spend a day with your family or your significant other while cooling down in the majestic waters of the Bhadra River.
Bhadra Dam: Another great thing to do in Bhadra is to visit the dam and learn about all the different ways it is helping to protect the environment and natural habitat of the surrounding area. This dam helps with everything from irrigation to clean water, and is a major reason why the nature in this area continues to flourish. Support eco-tourism and visit this fantastic destination!
Animal Watching: The Bhadra River flows directly through the Bhadra Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are a fan of exotic animals this is a great place for you to visit. Animals such as the Junglefowl, red spurfowl, crocodiles and leopards can all be seen here!
Insiders Tip: Stay at the River Tern Lodge for additional watersports and relaxation!
The best time to visit Bhadra is September to May, but pleasant weather can be enjoyed year round. Avoid monsoon season though as the reservoir tends to overflow.