Wanted to show the TB Dam to the kids, so hopped on to the minibus that takes you from the entrance of the Gardens to the view point on top. The view of the dam is very nice, the huge expanse of the upstream reservoir was mind boggling.
The gardens are good, they have boat rides and you can take a leisurely stroll around the gardens. There is a light and sound show in the evening too.
At the dam level, there is a small garden from where you can see the length of the dam and the swirling waters of the upstream reservoir. Makes you wonder the engineering marvel behind the dam's construction.
The statistics of the dam as mentioned in the office there is also amazing if you are inclined towards the technical statistics.
Unfortunately they don't allow you to go anywhere close to the dam, the entire structure is cordoned off and menacing laws, rules, and regulations scare off potential intruders.
Overall, a nice visit, definitely a must watch if you are around the Hampi and Hospet areas.