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Kamleshwar Dam - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Junagadh, Gujarat 362135, India


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About Kamleshwar Dam

officially known as the Hiran-I Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Hiran River. The dam is located within the Gir Forest National Park and was completed in 1959 for irrigation purposes. The reservoir created by the dam is known for its bird and crocodile populations.

Attractions Near Kamleshwar Dam

Devalia Safari Park (Gir Interpretation Zone)

Devaliya National Park also referred to as the ‘Gir Interpretation zone’ is an area carved out as a distinct eco-tourism locale allowing tourists to view lions as well as the other rare wild animals of Gir within a short time span and against cheaper charges. Devaliya in other words is a part of Gir National Park and it allows the facility of reserving the population of wild animals within an area segregated with Ha Chain linked fences.

Damodar Kund
Damodar Kund40.83km from Kamleshwar Dam

Damodar kund is one of the sacred lakes as per Hindu beliefs, which is located at the foothills of Girnar hills, near Junagadh. It is considered holy, as per Hindu mythology and many Hindus prefer to bathe and immerse the ashes and the bones left after cremation of dead bodies, here at Damodar Kund due to a belief that the departed souls would get moksha here.

Baba Pyare Caves
Baba Pyare Caves41.09km from Kamleshwar Dam

Baba pyare caves are an example of ancient man-made caverns. The caves are a part of the Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups situated in the eastern part of Junagadh of the Indian state of Gujarat. Bava Pyara caves contains artworks of both Buddhism and Jainism.

Ashoka Rock Edict
Ashoka Rock Edict41.13km from Kamleshwar Dam

On the way to Girnar Hill, one will see a huge white colour building that houses fourteen edicts of Emperor Ashoka. The edicts are dating back to 250 BC and were re-discovered by James Todd. Edicts exhibited in the building are carved out of large granite stones with inscriptions written on it in ancient languages like Pali and Brahmi. Inscriptions on the stones tell about the philosophy of Ashok-respect for all religions, developing a positive attitude.

Uparkot Fort
Uparkot Fort41.56km from Kamleshwar Dam

The magnificent fort of Upperkot is said to be built by Chandragupta Maurya in 319 BC and continued to be used during the Gupta period. The fort lost its importance when the capital of the Saurashtra region was moved from Junagadh to Vallabhi by Maitrakas and was abandoned for 300 years. Later it was rediscovered and rebuilt with all the updated requirements during 976 AD by Rah Grahar of the Chudasama dynasty and later it came under the rule of Mughals in 1473 CE.

Buddhist Caves of Khapra Kodiya
Buddhist Caves of Khapra Kodiya42.15km from Kamleshwar Dam

Buddhist Caves of Khapra Kodiya are part of the Junagadh Buddhist Cave Group. They are the oldest of the caves in the group. The caves, on the basis of scribbles and short cursive letters on the wall, are dated to 3rd-4th century BCE during the Emperor Ashoka’s rule and are the plainest of all the caves in the groups

Where is Kamleshwar Dam

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Gir Somnath
Gir Somnath
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Gir Somnath District is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and surrounded by the Arabian sea to its south. Gir Somnath is very famous for itsTemples, and Gir wildlife sanctuary, only abode to Asiatic lion.