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Monday, February 24, 2014

Scenic Kendatti quarry near Kolar, Karnataka

Updated 12 April 2014: Local police have declared this place as Prohibited Area, as the rocks under the water are deemed dangerous and there have been few deaths. General public is no longer allowed to go Kendatti.

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An hitherto unknown piece of quarry block near Kolar, Karnataka has suddenly become a tourist hotspot.

Few weeks ago, few enthusiastic bikers accidentally discovered this place, a quarry, off Old Madras Road and since then, bikers and travel enthusiasts from Bangalore have been flooding this place, so much so that the annoyed quarry operator is found to be digging deep cuts across the road, to discourage too much public from coming in.

Kendatti is a village near Kolar and the area is rich in rocks. These rocks are quarried out by licensed (hopefully) operators and this particular quarry has retained pristine rainwater and looks very photogenic. The depth is not too much and those who wish to swim, those enjoy pushing their vehicles into the water find it inviting.

Before I say anything more, take a look at the photos yourself.



Above: Bikers having fun at Kendatti quarry
Below: Ecosport at the Kendatti valley

Above: Ford Ecosport from Zoom, close to the waters
Below: View the valley to understand the amount of stone that might have been excavated so far from Kendatti

Above: Ford Ecosport looking majestic midst rocks. Clicked by Sandesh
Below: Another view of Kendatti valley

First few photos that circulated on the net drew even bigger crowds. When we went there Saturday evening, there were a dozen cars and another dozen bikes.

The water is stagnant and is very likely to get contaminated soon over time. Each time a vehicle is driven into the water, oil and other chemicals from the wheels get dissipated into water. As there is no flowing water and water is likely to evaporate, the beauty of the Kendatti quarry is likely to be lost.

Apparently too much visitors is not appreciated by the quarry operator or contractors. They were digging across the approach roads to discourage too much public thronging to their work area. These digs are big enough to discourage small cars from crossing, but can be negotiated easily by SUVs and of course their trucks and bulldozers. Expect the road cuts to be bigger in the days to come- be prepared to walk last few kms in that case.

How to go to Kendatti quarry:
Kendatti is about 40kms from K R Puram. After CCD near Narasapura, take U turn and then first left. After about a km, slight right.

It is NOT a designated tourist spot and no facilities available.

Other nearby places: Antara gange * Avani * Horsley Hills * Ford Ecosport Titanium from Zoomcars

13 comments :

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice place. This is how you create destinations. :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Niranjan

Prasad Np said...

I would have preferred it to remain undiscovered so that birds start coming there.. The very reason I am keeping something similar I discovered near Hyderabad secret..

Shrinidhi Hande said...

There isn't too much greenery around and quarry operations generate lots of noise to deter birds.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooooooooo

Anonymous said...

s d water lykly to play??

Subramanya said...

How to reach thz place frm kendatti??

Shrinidhi Hande said...

I am told that local police have blocked tourist entry into this place..

Directions are there in the post-u turn after CCD, first left and after a km or so, slight right

Anitha k said...

Friends please visit thi slink before visiting the place.

http://kolarpolice.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/prohibited-area/

An artificial lake (pond) has been created due to stone quarrying near Kendatti village in Kolar District. The general public particularly youth are flocking the said area for swimming and fun. The area is very dangerous and is very deep having very sharp edges due to stone quarrying. So far four unnatural deaths have been reported in this area. Having regarded to the safety of the public the district administration has banned entry in to the said area around 200 meters. The said prohibitory orders were promulgated on 22-03-2014.

The District magistrate, Kolar has promulgated prohibitory orders U/s 144 CRPC declaring the area as PROHIBITED AREA. The violation of the said order will entail the violator punishment U/s 188 CRPC.

With the relatives of the deceased person allege any force or encouragement on the part of the friends of the deceased then they will be liable for punishment U/s 306 IPC (Abetment to commit suicide). Hence the public in general and youth in particular are advised not to venture in the said Prohibited area.

You are requested to to share this message to friends and well-wishers for the safety and well being.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Anitha for sharing the detailed information

Anonymous said...

This is a prohibited area. An abanded granite quarry.
Please do not venture to go there you will be arrested by Kolar Police under prohibitory orders 144 CRPC declaring the area as PROHIBITED AREA. The violation of the said order will entail the violator punishment U/s 188 CRPC.

PRASAD

Anonymous said...


PROHIBITED AREA

Posted on March 29, 2014




An artificial lake (pond) has been created due to stone quarrying near Kendatti village in Kolar District. The general public particularly youth are flocking the said area for swimming and fun. The area is very dangerous and is very deep having very sharp edges due to stone quarrying. So far four unnatural deaths have been reported in this area. Having regarded to the safety of the public the district administration has banned entry in to the said area around 200 meters. The said prohibitory orders were promulgated on 22-03-2014.

The District magistrate, Kolar has promulgated prohibitory orders U/s 144 CRPC declaring the area as PROHIBITED AREA. The violation of the said order will entail the violator punishment U/s 188 CRPC.

With the relatives of the deceased person allege any force or encouragement on the part of the friends of the deceased then they will be liable for punishment U/s 306 IPC (Abetment to commit suicide). Hence the public in general and youth in particular are advised not to venture in the said Prohibited area.

You are requested to to share this message to friends and well-wishers for the safety and well being.
RAM KOLAR

Anonymous said...

The Kolar Police have arrested 25 boys and Girls along with some local people on 11-4-2014 for trespassing the prohibited area and trying to get neat the water at the abandoned quarry. Their vehicles were seized by the police and taken into custody. This event has been reported in TV news channels and papers like VijayaKarnataka, Prajavani etc.,
Please use your blog or any such social media to spread this message that people especially students should not venture near this place and violate police prohibitory orders.
-- Well wisher, Bangalore