Dams in Karnataka

Dams in Karnataka

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Gorur Dam, Hassan
Rank 446
Ranked 446 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.4/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Gorur is located around 22 km from Hassan and the place has a dam that is built across Hemavathy River. This bridge forms a reservoir which is named Hemavathi Reservoir and makes a great place for picnic. The place also has the temples of Paravasudeva and Yoganarasimha.  Read More »
"Beautiful dam only in rainy season"3 months ago "Not bad"Oct 30, 2013
Tunga Anicut Dam, Jog Falls
Rank 580
Ranked 580 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
3/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
The Tunga Anicut Dam is situated at 12 km from Shimoga. It is the most popular picnic spot near Jog-Falls surrounded by green paddy fields and arecanut plants. This dam lies near the rocky Tungabhadra River within the premises of Shettihalli Sanctuary. The Dam is surrounded by... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Bhadra River Project Dam, Shimoga
Rank 508
Ranked 508 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.3/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
"Beautiful dam"3 months ago "Can stay in jungle lodge"Dec 19, 2013
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  • Type: Dam
Munirabad, Koppal
Rank 53
Ranked 53 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Munirabad, located in the Koppal taluk, is about 8 km from Hospet on the main Hubli-Guntakal railway line. This place is popular for the Tungabhadra Dam which provides water for irrigation to a large area. The region also has various industries including iron, sugar,... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Kabini Dam, Kabini
Rank 303
Ranked 303 of 924
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Average Rating
6.5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Kabini Dam is located near Beechanahalli Village. Built across Kabini River, the dam is 58 m in height and 696 m in length. The dam was built in 1974. Read More »
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Tungabhadra Dam, Hospet
  • Type: Dam
Tungabhadra Dam, Hospet
Rank 111
Ranked 111 of 924
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Average Rating
6.4/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Tungabhadra Dam, set up across river Tungabhadra, is one of the chief attractions of the town of Hospet. The multi-purpose reservoir was built by Dr. Thirumalai Iyengar, an engineer from Chennai. The dam has a storage capacity of 135 thousand million cubic feet. The... Read More »
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Linganmakki Dam and BRP Dam, Jog Falls
  • Type: Dam
Linganmakki Dam and BRP Dam, Jog Falls
Rank 901
Ranked 901 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
There are also two popular nearby dams to the town of Jog-Falls namely the Linganmakki Dam and the BRP Dam. The Linganmakki Dam is situated at 6 km from Jog-Falls and provides a panoramic view of the Sharavati River as well as Jog-falls as well as forms the reservoir for the... Read More »
"Sarovara!"Sep 21, 2013
Supa Dam, Dandeli
Rank 361
Ranked 361 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.5/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Supa Dam is located near the town of Dandeli at a distance of about 25 km. Under the Karnataka Power Corporation, the dam is used for producing electrical power.   Read More »
"Amazing dam and beautiful"3 months ago "Out of bounds"Oct 29, 2013
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  • Type: Dam
Harangi Dam, Dubare
Rank 317
Ranked 317 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Harangi Dam is 846 m in length and 47 m in height. It is built across a small stream in the Dubare Forest on the Cauvery River near Kushalnagar. Accommodation options like guest-houses are available for travellers near the Harangi Dam. Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Shimsha Dam, Shivanasamundra
Rank 898
Ranked 898 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
4.5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
The Shimsha Dam, also known as the Markonahalli Dam, is constructed across the Shimsha River at a height of 731.57 m above sea level. The dam was built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the King of Mysore, for irrigating 6,070 hectares of land. There is a pair of earth dams... Read More »
"Saw it from a distance!"2 months ago
  • Type: Dam
Yagachi Dam, Halebid and Belur
Rank 783
Ranked 783 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Yagachi Dam is one of the popular tourist attractions lying at a distance of about 10 km from the centre of Belur. The reservoir is built across River Yagachi, a tributary of River Kaveri. Yagachi Dam was constructed in 2004 with the view to harness water resource for... Read More »
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Lakhya Dam, Kudremukh
Rank 563
Ranked 563 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Lakhya Dam is located in the Kudremukh region, which is known for its lush green forests. This dam is around 100 m high and is constructed across the Lakhya stream, which is a tributary of Bhadra River. Lakhya Dam is spread across an area of 572 hectares of Shola forest... Read More »
Vani Vilas Sagar, Chitradurga
  • Type: Dam
Vani Vilas Sagar, Chitradurga
Rank 246
Ranked 246 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
The oldest dam of Karnataka and a man-made reservoir constructed across the Vedavathi River and about 32 km away from Chitradurga is the Vani Vilas Sagar which is also called Mari Kanive. Its construction was supervised by 'Tara Chand Dalal an engineer under the orders of the... Read More »
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  • Type: Dam
  • Entry: Paid
Banasura Sagar Dam, Kabini
Rank 382
Ranked 382 of 924
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Banasura Sagar Dam is part of the Indian Banasura Sagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal construction that started in 1979. The dam impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River. Located in the Western Ghats, it is the largest earthen dam in India and the... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Gajanur Dam, Shimoga
Rank 287
Ranked 287 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
4/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Kadavinakatta Dam, Murudeshwara
  • Type: Dam
Kadavinakatta Dam, Murudeshwara
Rank 830
Ranked 830 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Kadavinakatta Dam is a huge reservoir, which supplies water to the town of Bhatkal throughout the year. The dam is situated across Venkatapur River and is few kilometres away from Murudeshwara.  Read More »
"Family spot"3 months ago
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  • Type: Dam
Narayanapura Dam, Gulbarga
Rank 691
Ranked 691 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Surrounded by verdant greenery and serene atmosphere, the Narayanapura Dam has been constructed over the river Krishna, 120 km from Gulbarga. It was inaugurated in 1982 and has been the main source of drinking water for over 45 villages. The beautiful Jaladurga waterfall has... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Chandrampalli Dam, Gulbarga
Rank 709
Ranked 709 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Chandrampalli Dam is situated in Chandrampalli Village and is constructed on River Bhima.  There is an island nearby, where activities like camping and trekking are enjoyed by tourists. The Hanuman Temple on the adjoining hill, can be reached by climbing a flight of steps. Read More »
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Almatti Dam, Bijapur
  • Type: Dam
Almatti Dam, Bijapur
Rank 145
Ranked 145 of 924
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Dam
Linganmakki Dam, Shimoga
Rank 452
Ranked 452 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
4/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
The Linganmakki Dam is a popular picnic spot in the vicinity of Shimoga, at a distance of 6 km from Jog falls. The dam, which is at an altitude of about 554 m, is built across River Sharavathi. Read More »
"Best view during sunset"Dec 19, 2013
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