10 Dams in Karnataka that you should visit - With photos & details

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10 Dams to explore in Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

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.

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.

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

Brindavan GardensKRS Dam Road, Mandya, Karnataka 571607, India

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

Kabini DamKabini Reservoir, Karnataka, Karnataka 571114, India

Built on river Kabini, which is a major tributary of river Kaveri. The location is picturesque with lush green surroundings and the pristine river water flowing serenely towards its destination.

Krishnaraja Sagara ReservoirKrishnaraja Sagara Reservoir, Karnataka

The life-giving reservoir of the Mysore and Mandya districts. The dam is named after the ruler of the Mysore kingdom Krishnaraja Wodayar.

Linganamakki ReservoirLinganamakki Reservoir, Karnataka

Spread across the river Sharavathi, it is one of the major dams of Karnataka with a length of 2.4 kilometers. Connected by canals, the reservoir gets it's water from nearby Chakra and Savahaklu reservoirs and from rainfall in the region.

Thippagondanahalli ReservoirThippagondanahalli Reservoir, Karnataka

Located at the confluence of the Arkavathy and Kumudavathi river and is used by the Bangalore water supply and sewage board. It was inaugurated in 1933. Not at all a huge dam, but the surroundings are quite beautiful and calm

Tungabhadra DamMunirabad Rural, Karnataka 583234, India

A multipurpose dam  serving irrigation, electricity generation, flood control etc , constructed across the Thungabadhra river which had been inaugurated at 1953

Vani Vilasa SagaraVani Vilasapura Dam, Karnataka 577533

Vani Vilasa Sagara, popularly known as Mari Kanive is a dam in Hiriyur Taluk, Constructed across Vedhavathi river which is a tributary of Krishna river.