Tungabhadra Dam, Hospet

Tungabhadra Dam

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

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Vijay Gowda

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  • Vijay Gowda
  • 3 Reviews
  •  944 readers

"Viewpoint is awesome" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
You can reach the top of the Dam by walk or by bus from the Dam entrance. The Garden is well-maintained. The viewpoint is awesome. This place is too good if we visit during winter/Spring season.
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Prasanna Rs

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  • Prasanna Rs
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  • 65 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  50426 readers

"Breathtaking view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2015
Tungabhadra Dam or T. B. Dam was constructed by Er. Tirumala Iyengar and Certified by Sir. M. Vishveshwarayya. Nice view of dam and calm place to relax. 33 Crest Gates are bliss to admire when all gates are open during July-Aug.
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  • 2 votes

 	layak ali

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  • layak ali
  • Lives in Hosapet
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1531 readers

"Dam is elaborate place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2015
Attraction lives upto all the hype worth travelling. Just picnic place. Musical fountain is super. Visited Vaikunta guest house, worthwhile to stay, The Manager Tippu sahab is very helpful. Location is very nice on the Hill top, garden at Dam sight is nice maintained.
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Kartik Lakhotia

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  • Kartik Lakhotia
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  113 helpful votes
  •  8466 readers

"Not much to do there"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2015
The view of the dam and the Tungabhadra river is splendid, especially during sunrise or sunset. Gardens are okay and they have a deer park but that closes by late evening. Also, there was a musical fountain but the songs were mostly in local language and hence, I didn't enjoy much. Aquarium was a disappointment. Apart from this, there isn't a lot to do here.
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Navindra naik

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  • Navindra naik
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1833 readers

"Viewpoint is good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 10, 2015
Dam serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control and Garden. Viewpoint is very good one, Nandanvan garden so beautiful and special attraction is musical fountain.
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Sachin Sunny

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  • Sachin Sunny
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4813 readers

"This was a biggest dam I saw"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 17, 2015
The dam was very huge I still have photos we clicked with my friends in there, we have visited its mechanical center, we saw its turbines and etc. As we visited as educational tour the staff have accepted our visit and explained each and everything in there. We saw it as closest as possible was a very amazing moment for us.
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Shinto K anto

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  • Shinto K anto
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 118 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  64 helpful votes
  •  25832 readers

"Unbelievable place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2015
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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  • 12 votes


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  • Rayan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 8 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  98 helpful votes
  •  33850 readers

"A 'temple' of progress"

  • 5.5/7
  • 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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  • 10 votes


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  • Sharath
  • Lives in Agra
  • 4 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  3880 readers

"The only place to spend the evening in Hospet"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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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  • 8 votes

Gonchigar nataraj G

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  • Gonchigar nataraj G
  • 5 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  4576 readers

"Nice music dance"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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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  • 9 votes

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