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Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam, Odisha 768016, India

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About Hirakud Dam

the longest earthen dam of the world stands in its lone majesty across the great river Mahanadi, which drains an area of 1,33,090 Sq.Kms., more than twice the area of Shrilanka. The bulk of Hirakud dam contains earth, concrete and masonry materials sufficient to make a road 8 metres wide and pave it from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and Amritsar to Dibrugarh in Assam. From horizon to horizon the resorvoir forms the largest artificial lake in Asia with an area of 746 Sq.Kms.



Attractions near Hirakud Dam

Maa Samaleswari Temple11.12km from Hirakud Dam

Shree Shree Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, is a strong religious force in western part of Orissa and Chhattisgarh state of India. On the bank of the river Mahanadi the mother goddess Samaleswari is worshipped from ancient times as Jagatjanani, Adishakti, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati.

Maa Ghanteswari Temple is one of the most holiest and beautiful place in Sambalpur. As the name indicates, there are bells (Ghanti) everywhere. People offer bell to Maa after their the fulfillment of their wishes. A large number of pilgrims visit this place everyday from acrooss the state. This is treated as Heart of Chipilima (a beautiful picnic spot). The specialty of this temple area is, thousands of bells hanging all around,

Leaning Temple of Huma is one of only two leaning temples in the world. It is not known if this structure is leaning by design or for another reason. Although the edifice leans. The pinnacle of the temple is perpendicular to the ground.

Koilighughar Water Falls37.05km from Hirakud Dam

Koilighugar Waterfall is in Jharsuguda district, Odisha, India. The Koilighughar waterfall, around 200 ft in height, is in the Lakhanpur, near the village Kushmelbahal. The waterfall is in rivult named Ahiraj which originated from the Chhuikhanch forest. After the fall there is lakh down the fall and then flow westwards to merge into the Mahanadi river.

Chandrahasini Mata Mandir57.48km from Hirakud Dam

A famous temple in Chhattisgarh located in the Chandrapur town and is located in serene surroundings. so many devotees visit this temple every day due to their beliefs. there is a huge idol of Chandrahasini in this temple which shows light to the architectural beauty of Chhattisgarh.

Patali Shri Khetra57.73km from Hirakud Dam

Patali Srikhetra is a famous place with significant historical importance for Subarnapur district and Odisha. This religious place is associated with Shaktism, Buddhism and Vaishnavism. It is located in the foot of Trikut Hill at Kotsamalai of the Birmaharajpur subdivision of Subarnapur district, Odisha, India.

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Famous for its Sambalpuri Saree, the Sambalpur District is the western part of the state of Odisha. The District of Sambalpur has a history full of events including Indian freedom struggle representing the different sections of the society. Sambalpur is mentioned in the book of Ptomely as Sambalaka on the river Manada.