104 Dams in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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104 Dams to explore in India

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Ali Sagar DamAli Sagar Dam, Telangana 503186

Alisagar is a park, tourist attraction and an irrigation project which is located in Nizamabad. The park was opened by the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1928. The forest spread along with the summer house, well laid out gardens, an island and hilltop guest house make it a favored getaway. Adding to the attraction is the deer park and facilities for trekking and water sports.

Aliyar DamAliyar Dam, Tamil Nadu 642101

A reservoir located in the Aliyar village near Pollachi, Coimbatore. The dam is located in the foothills of Valparai. the dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, garden, aquarium, play area, and a mini theme park.

Almatti DamAlmatti Dam, Araladinni, Karnataka 586201

Almatti dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River.  The 290 Mw power station is also situated beside the dam.

Amaravathi DamAmaravathi Dam, Tamil Nadu 642102

It is a dam constructed across the Amaravathi river in 1957 during K .Kamaraj's administration.

Anchuruli TunnelAnchuruli, Idukki District, Kattappana, Kerala 685514, India

A 5.5-kilometer tunnel carved through a single continuous granite to move water from Irattayar Dam to Idukki Reservoir.

Balmuri FallsBalumuri, Yadathittu, Karnataka 571606, India

Balmuri falls is a small water cascade located at Srirangapatna, India.  Though known as a waterfall, it is a human-made check dam over the Cauvery river.

Banasura Sagar DamDam Road, Vasudeva Edom, Pozhuthana PO, Wayanad, Kerala 670731, India

Banasura Sagar dam which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabani river is a part of the Indian Banasura Sagar project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979.

BanSagar Damशहडोल, मध्य प्रदेश 484776, India

Bansagar or Ban Sagar Dam is a multipurpose river Valley Project on Son River situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh, India with both irrigation and 435 MW of hydroelectric power generation .

Bargi DamBargi Dam, Madhya Pradesh 482056

Bargi Dam in Jabalpur is constructed on the Narmada River and is one of the first completed dams in Madhya Pradesh which is 69 meters high. The magnificent picture of the Bargi Dam is a treat to the senses. It is also a good picnic spot and it comprises of two major irrigation projects, named Bargi Diversion Project and Rani Avantibai Lodhi Sagar Project.

Bhadra DamLakkavalli Dam, Vadiyuru, Karnataka 577115, India

Bhadra dam a  wildlife sanctuary and tourist destination which is located on Bhadra river, a tributary of Thungabadra river

Bhakra DamNella, Himachal Pradesh 174201, India

This is a concrete gravity dam on the Sutlej river in Bilaspur. The dam forms the Gobind sagar reservoir. The dam, located at a gorge near the (now submerged) upstream Bhakra village in Bilaspur. the dam attracts tourists from all over India.

BhavaniSagar DamBhavaniSagar Dam, Tamil Nadu 638451

Also called as Lower Bhavani dam, located on the Bhavani river.  This is the second-largest earthen dam in the world. A huge dam and a beautiful garden is associated with it.

Bhimgoda BarrageBhimgoda barrage mod,, Rishikesh Rd, Birla Ghat, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401, India

The Bhimgoda Barrage also referred to as the Bhimgoda Weir or Bhimgoda Head Works, is a barrage on the Ganges River at Har ki Pauri near Haridwar in Haridwar district, Uttarakhand, India. Built as the headworks of the Upper Ganges Canal, an initial barrage was completed by 1854 and replaced twice; the final one completed in 1983. The primary purpose of barrage is irrigation but it also serves to provide water for hydroelectric power production and control floods.

BhoothathankettuKothamangalam - Idamalayar Road, Poochakuthu, Kerala 686681, India

Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.

Bisalpur DamBisalpur Dam, Rajasthan 304804, India

This is a gravity dam on the Banas river which was completed in 1999 for the purpose of irrigation and water supply.

Brindavan GardensKRS Dam Road, Mandya, Karnataka 571607, India

Huge and beautiful garden located in the Mandya district adjoined with the Krishnaraja Sagara dam

Chandil DamSubarnarekha River, Chandil, Jharkhand 832401, India

Chandil Dam standing on the Subarnarekha River is a place of scenic beauty. This dam is one of the most visited places of jharkhand. The museum located close to the Chandil dam has scripts written on rocks,which are 2000 years old.

Cheruthoni DamUnnamed Road,, Idukki Twp, Kerala 685602, India

Third highest concrete gravity dam in India which is 138 metre tall and is constructed as a part of Idukki hydroelectric project along with the two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu. One of the main Picnic spot and viewpoint in Idukki

Choral DamChoral Dam, Rampuriya, Madhya Pradesh 453441, India

This is a huge dam located in the heart of Indore constructed around the backwaters of River Narmada. A large number of lush green trees and small hills surround the place making it even more attractive. There is boating and so many other activites around the dam.

Damsal DamMehngarwal, Punjab 146024, India

This is an earth fill dam across the Damsal river and it is situated in a picturesque location where there is a good climate and no more noises and all. This dam is the main water source for the nearby districts.