Almatti Dam, Bijapur

Almatti Dam

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About Almatti Dam

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Almatti Dam is situated on the Krishna River in Bijapur District. It is an essential reservoir of the Upper Krishna Project, aimed to provide irrigation to the drought prone areas of Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gulbarga, Raichur and Koppal. Construction of this dam was completed in July 2005 and it has an annual energy design of 713 million units.  

Height of this dam was raised from 509 m to 519 m as per the orders of the Supreme Court. According to the present scheme, Karnataka has been allocated 700 TMC of Krishna River water.

What travellers are saying about Almatti Dam

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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4 traveller reviews for Almatti Dam

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Ranjit Mishra

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  • Ranjit Mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1605 readers

"Excellent dam area for tourists"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2016
The dam is mesmerizing with its sheer size and amount of water in it. The surrounding area of the dam has been developed into a world class park, garden and recreational area - one can spend 5-6 hrs in the parks. But the main issue id toilet - there was a toilet, but closed as it happens in all the tourists places in India. It was closed because the care taker was on leave and there was no one to clean the toilet and start water supply - can you believe this? Is this why we are paying Swachcch Cess to the govt. Of India?
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Chitra Konkar bhate

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  • Chitra Konkar bhate
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 13 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  10069 readers


  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2016
There are two small gardens situated near dam named lav Kush and Krishna garden. Both are good, quiet and have beautiful statuesbut doesn't have toilet .. Rock garden is quite big. Fees is nominal. Boating is available there. It had various statues. Near this garden there is a replica of famous Vrindavan garden. We can enjoy musical fountain there in the evening. Washroom facility is available, but when we went there, it was locked. So it may be a problem for ladies.
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Shiva Ukali

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  • Shiva Ukali
  • Lives in Pune
  • 31 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  32499 readers

"Awesome view .."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2016
The Alamatti dam is named after India's one of the earlier prime minister Shri Lalo Bahaddur Shatri.
The name of dam is Lalo Bahaddur Shatri Sagar.
This dam is built on Krishna river. There are many good points are to see here along with Rock garden, music show etc ..
But nowadays this place is seized due to maintenance reason. No one is allowed to go on the dam side. But it is more beautiful from the new over bridge.
I hope you all will enjoy here with all attractions.
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Pavan Kumar

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  • Pavan Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 12 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  98 helpful votes
  •  42804 readers

"Beautiful and worthy"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2016
It is a beautiful place with many gardens.

Krishna garden and Lava Kusha gardens are situated on left side of dam. Remaining gardens are situated on right side of dam. The distance between left side gardens and right side gardens is 10 kilometers.

Krishna garden and Lava Kusha gardens are beautiful with very nice statues and landscapes. We can see nice view of Dam backwater from these 2 gardens.

Rock garden is beautiful and very big one with different kinds of birds, animals, landscapes, lakes etc. Kids really love this place but need to walk more. 10 rupees entrance charge. Boating facility also available in a pond at entrance of rock garden. Snacks, water and drinks are available for sale in two small shops inside garden.

We missed Mughal garden, Italian garden and Rose garden due to lack of time.

Half day (4 to 5 hours) is enough to see all gardens. One full day is required to see all gardens leisurely including light and musical show.

At entrance of Dam road some good hotels and restaurants are available for food and staying.
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