I had been to Machinebele Dam along with my fellow photographers Satish H, Chandrashekar and Myself on 14th Nov 2010
To get there: From Mysore road take a right turn immediately after Raja Rajeshwari Dental college and much before Bidadi. Go past the tourist spot Big Banyan tree or Dodda Alladha Mara. Ask for Manchinbele along the way. There are some yellow direction boards posted when you get near.
Distance: About 30kms from Bangalore until the turn off from Mysore road. Then 10-15kms to reach the reservoir.
Facilities: Not much near the reservoir. There are plenty of shops around Big Banyan tree.