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The most famous dams in India

The most famous dams in India

So there are many traveling places in India. We have the new topic of dams today. Here are many large long dams in India. If we have to reach these places we have to travel to many places in India.

So here are some of the most famous dams in India.

1. Tehri Dam (Uttarakhand) Largest Dam In India

Tehri Dam Largest Dam of India)


Tehri Dam, the 8th tallest dam in the world, is located on the Bhagirathi River, Uttarakhand. It is the largest dam in India, having a height of 261 meters and length of 575 meters. It is an embankment dam that is made from solid rocks and earth fills.

Its first phase was completed in 2006 and the other two phases are still in their ongoing stages. The water from its reservoir, which features a capacity of 2,00,000-acre-feet, is utilized for irrigation, municipal water supply and generating 1,000 MW of hydroelectricity.

It is  260.5 m (855 ft) high shake and embankment dam. Its length is 575 m (1,886 ft), peak width 20 m (66 ft), and base width 1,128 m (3,701 ft). The dam makes a store of 4.0 cubic kilometers (3,200,000 acre-ft) with a surface region of 52 km2 (20 sq mi).

The introduced hydro capacity is 1,000 MW alongside an extra 1,000 MW of siphoned stockpiling hydroelectricity.  The lower repository for the siphoned stockpiling plant is made by the Koteshwar Dam downstream.

2. Bhakra Nangal Dam (Himachal Pradesh)

 Bhakra Nangal Largest Dam of India


A concrete gravity dam, the Bhakra Nangal Dam is located across the Sutlej river in Himachal Pradesh. It is the second-highest and the largest dam in India, featuring a height of 225 meters and length of 520 meters. It is the second largest Dam in Asia.

The Bhakra Nangal multipurpose dams are first among the waterway valley advancement plans taken by the government after independence. The dam has the highest gravity on the earth. The Gobindsagar store gravity on made by the dam is the third biggest supply in India.

It holds water in the right ways and keeps the fields from being harmed during a rainstorm. It has ten power generators on both of its sides. Additionally, it is the fourth biggest dam after the Tehri dam. For security reasons, the visitors to Bhakra Nangal were restricted in 2009.

Its reservoir called the Gobind Sagar Lake has a capacity of 7,501,775 acre·ft. It is the second largest reservoir in India, the first place being occupied by Indira Sagar dam.

3. Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat)

3. Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat)


Sardar Sarovar Dam aka Narmada Dam is the most massive project that has been built or will be constructed on the Narmada river. With a height of 163 meters and length of 1210 meters, it is located in Gujarat. It plays a vital role in providing water to the arid regions of Kutch and Saurashtra, which are often prone to severe and frequent droughts.

This dam is considered to be vision of India’s first deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The dam’s foundation was first laid out by India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 5th April, 1961.

Sardar Sarovar Dam has the capacity to generate up to 200 MW of power and offers its benefits to the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. It features a reservoir capacity of 7,701,775 acre·ft.

“Four crore Gujaratis will get drinking water and 22,000 hectares of land will be irrigated,” claimed union minister Nitin Gadkari on the benefits of the project.

4. Hirakud Dam (Odisha) Hirakud-Dam

hirakund dam



The next entry on our list is the Hirakud dam, which is built across the Mahanadi River in Odisha. It is one of the longest dams in the world with a length of 26 km and a height of 61 meters. The dam also has two observation towers, namely “Gandhi Minar” and “Nehru Minar”.

Cattle Island, Vimleshwar Temple, Huma Temple, and Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the nearby tourist attractions from the dam where you won’t mind to extend your Hirakud Dam trip.

It does not have any place or facility for accommodation, so if you are planning to visit Dam it is advisable to leave the place by afternoon or plan your outing accordingly. The nearest place to stay is 21km far from here that is Sambalpur.

Its 55 km long reservoir is used for multiple purposes, including flood control, irrigation and power generation.

5. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (Telangana)

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam


The last entry on our list is the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, which is also the world’s largest masonry dam. It features a height of 124 meters and has been constructed on the Krishna River in Telangana.

Branded as the largest man-made lake in the world, it is 1.6 km long and comprises 26 gates. A spectacular example of India’s architectural and technological know-how, it also serves as an attractive tourist spot.

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