Tungabhadra Dam, Hospet

Tungabhadra Dam

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Tungabhadra Dam
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13 Ratings & 8 Reviews

About Tungabhadra Dam

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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 dam gets filled with water during rains and water is supplied to the canals. It fulfils requirements of electricity, irrigation of land as well as prevents natural disasters like floods. Over the years, the site of the reservoir has become a popular picnic or tourist spot.

Besides, the water body has various species of fish and other aquatic animals. Species such as greater flamingos, spot-billed pelicans, storks and others   can also be spotted at the site. Tourists visit in large numbers to the artificial water body to spot movements of birds and fishing.

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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8 traveller reviews for Tungabhadra Dam

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Shinto K anto
  • Shinto K anto
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 23 photos
  • 9 Reviews

"Unbelievable place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
On the way back from Hampi, this is the best pit stop you can have. You wont believe its in India. Its the most beautiful dam I ever seen, crystal clear water, perfect for swimming, black stones its the perfect combination to enjoy a sunset.
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  • 7 votes

  • Rayan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 8 photos
  • 19 Reviews

"A 'temple' of progress"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2014
This is a huge dam & is worth a visit if you have a couple of hours. You need to take a minibus ride that first takes you on a steep uphill climb of 3.5 kms to the highest point from where you get a birds eye view. You can then hop on the bus to go down to the second (lower) level where you can look over the parapet of the dam. Another short ride down takes you to the gardens & small aquarium. The best time to visit is in the afternoon, around 4.30 pm.
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  • 5 votes

  • Sharath
  • Lives in Agra
  • 3 Reviews

"The only place to spend the evening in Hospet"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2014
Just drive to the top of TB dam & enjoy the cool breeze while soothing your eyes on the vast stretch of water in the reservoir. Once it is dark walk down into the park to watch the musical fountain. You can have a nap in the cool grass.
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  • 4 votes

Gonchigar nataraj G
  • Gonchigar nataraj G
  • 5 Reviews

"Nice music dance"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2014
TB dam was one of super place in visiting in Hospet and music water dance was super, went in month on August the all gate are open and super place in city.
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  • 5 votes

  • Lata
  • 8 photos
  • 7 Reviews

"It was great fun!"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Jun 19, 2014
The sunset as seen from the dam is very good. During monsoons the dam is full and is the best time to visit the dam. Boating at the lake and laser shows are the few attractions.
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  • 4 votes

Ajay Deopurkar
  • Ajay Deopurkar
  • 2 Reviews

"Good place to go with kids on a relaxed outing"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2014
The dam is best visited in rainy season once there has been enough rainfall to fill the dam. Has good garden area for kids to play. One must carry own food as there are hardly any good eating places inside.
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  • 6 votes

  • Satish
  • 3 Reviews

"A must visit"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2013
Excellent Dam I have never seen before, I would like to visit again and again.
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  • 5 votes

  • Abbas
  • 2 Reviews

"Full time Enjoyment."

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2013
Very nice place, can take your family and friends and have a full day picnic.
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  • 4 votes

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