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10 Breathtaking Dams In India You Should Definitely Visit

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Dams are monstrous structures but if we notice, they are also places you can go to experience peace like nowhere else. We list some of the most beautiful dams in the country.

10 Breathtaking Dams In India You Should Definitely Visit:

  1. Hotel Guru Surbhi, Himachal Pradesh
  2. Grand Sirmaur Hotel, Tehri-Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
  3. Hotel Santi, Odisha
  4. Sicilia Hotel, Idukki (Kerala)
  5. Adarsh Lodge, Bhandara (Maharashtra)
  6. Jenney Club, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
  7. The Gateway Hotel, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  8. Thenmala Ecotourism, Thenmala (Kerala)
  9. Hotel Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  10. Narmada Nihar Resort, Kevadia-Narmada (Gujarat)

1. Bhakra Nangal Dam

Bhakra Nangal Damsource: wikimedia

One of the largest dams in the world this one is an absolute stunner. You need to be there to experience the grandeur.

HolidayIQ Traveller Kishan says, "The Bhakra Nangal dam and Naina devi temple are very convenient to visit with Anandpur sahib as base."

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2 Sightseeings

2. Tehri Dam

Tehri Damsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Akash says, "The place was one of the most quiet and peace place for holiday, the dam was awesome and its structure was built beautifully its. The place is quite dangerous because the river is quite deep and its 45 km long but man you don't see a place like this." 

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12 Sightseeings

3. Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Damsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Siba says, "Hirakud dam is one of the biggest and beautiful dam of Odisha. There many places around it like Gandhi Minar. One become surprise by seeing this dam. There are also many heals around it. One can enjoy the scenery of nature by sitting on the heal."

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1 Sightseeings

4. Idukki Dam

Idukki Damsource: wikimedia

The dam is at a height of 550 ft and has a width of 650 ft. It lies close to the Cheruthoni Barrage. Tourists can also visit the nearby Kulamavu Dam and Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary.

HolidayIQ Traveller Joji says, "The dam built on the Periyar River between the two mountains - Kuravan and Kurathi Malas for hydroelectric power generation is believed to be highest Arch dam in Asia.  The Water from the reservoir is brought down through a tunnel to Moolamattom Power station for power generation. The dam can be seen from most of the places in Idukki and the vast reservoir with the other two dams, the Kuravan and Kurathi mountains, the crisscross roads connecting the small townships, the fresh and cool air are real fascination in the area which we enjoy"

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27 Sightseeings

5. Indira Sagar Dam

Indira Sagar Damsource: wikimedia

Indirasagar Dam, also known as Gosikhurd Project, was established with an aim of offering irrigation facilities to the villages of Nagpur, Bhandara and Chandrapur districts. The foundation of the dam was laid by Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India on October 23, 1984. The place is exceptionally beautiful at night.

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16 Sightseeings

6. Bhavani Sagar Dam

Bhavani Sagar Damsource: wikimedia

About 80 km from Coimbatore is the beautiful Bhavani Sagar Dam that was built after India gained independence. It is 36 km from Mettuppalayam and is one of the largest earthen dams in India and has been constructed over River Bhawani. With beautiful sprawling gardens, it is a delight for children and perfect place for picnics.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil says, "A good educational trip for kids and a relaxing visit for adults. The fresh air and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Many times you feel the TTDC could do a better job with maintaining it is the feeling you get here. Definitely worth a visit you will not be disappointed."

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213 Sightseeings

7. Nagarjunasagar Dam

Nagarjunasagar Damsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Anand says,"This old dam is must see when the water is released from the gates. Boats are available to look around, it was not allowed if heavy water flow is there in the dam. The scenery was awesome and full of greenery."

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40 Sightseeings

8. Thenmala Dam

Thenmala Damsource: wikimedia

The Thenmala Dam is considered to be one of the longest reservoirs and popular picnic spots in Kerala. This dam was constructed under the Kallada Irrigation and Tree Crop Development Project. It's one of the best dams in Kerala and offers a spectacular view.

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10 Sightseeings

9. Srisailam Dam

Srisailam Damsource: wikimedia

One of the major attractions of Srisailam is the Srisailam Dam constructed across River Krishna and placed in a deep canyon, in the thickly wooded Nallamala hill range. The dam has a length of 512 metres and an elevation of around 300 metres. It comprises of 12 radial crest gates and is considered to be one of the twelve largest hydroelectric power projects in India.

HolidayIQ Traveller Nanduri says, "When I saw for the first time I was shocked, the road to the dam was very curvy. I felt very dangerous but liked it very much. Olden days engineering is very strong, people are also very strong. A lovely feeling."

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40 Sightseeings

10. Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Damsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Prashanth says, "There are few hotels and resorts near Sardar Sarovar Dam, amongst them Narmada Nihar Resort is best. You can go for stay and can be relaxed at this place. The best thing of this resort is its food. You will love it."

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4 Sightseeings

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