Ten Best Dams in India
Neyyar Dam, Kerala: Neyyar Dam is located in the Thiruvananthapuram district and is just 30 km from the state capital. This vast reservoir is a fun place. Water falling over from a depth of 100 feet is worth seeing. Other attractions include deer park, lion safari park, crocodile breeding and rehabilitation center.
Banasura Sagar Dam, Kerala
Banasura Sagar Dam, the largest earthen dam in India is located 21 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad District of Kerala amid the Western Ghats.Tourists are presented with a mesmerizing sight of a large expanse of crystal clear water bounded by a hill on one side.
Mattupetty Dam, Kerala
Mattupetty Dam is located about 13 Kilometers from Munnar on the way to Top Station, a hill station on Tamil Nadu- Kerala border. This 160 feet high dam in the Idukki district of Kerala is built on a tributary of Periyar River. The lake created by the dam is a picnic spot also offering boating facilities.
Linganamakki Dam, Karnataka
The Linganamakki dam is located in the Sagara taluk of Shimoga district Karnataka. The dam is built over the Sharavathi River. The world famous Jog Falls is just 6 kms from here. The Linganamakki reservoir along with the Sharavathi backwaters is a great place to explore for the tourists.
Mulshi Dam, Maharashtra
Mulshi Dam about 40 kms from Pune is located in the Mulshi taluka (sub-district) on SH 60. It`s a dam on Mula River and the lake formed with the backwaters is called as the Mulshi Lake. The picturesque Sahyadri ranges, in Western Ghats lend the place a serene, yet majestic atmosphere.
Jayakwadi Dam, Maharashtra
Jayakwadi Dam is located 4 kms, north of Paithan town which in turn is about 56 km south of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. This earthen dam on Godavari River and the lake known as Nath Sagar is a treat for nature lovers. During season it is home to a large number of resident as well as migratory birds.
Selaulim Dam, Goa
Selaulim dam in Sanguem taluka, is about 12 km from Curchorem and 2 km from Sanguem town. This vital dam in South Goa is also an important eco-tourism spot and attracts scores of tourists.
Pong Dam, Himachal Pradesh
Pong Dam aka the Maharana Pratap is near the quaint yet picturesque Dehra Gopipur in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.Constructed over the Beas River this man made reservoir is home to a large number of migratory birds. Angling opportunities also exist in the waters of Pong Dam.
Tehri Dam, Uttarakhand
Tehri Dam generated much controversy, with the environmentalists vehemently objecting its construction. Tehri dam built on the Bhagirathi and Bhilangana River is located near Tehri Town in Uttarakhand. The dam with a massive artificial lake is now a major attraction for tourists.
Hirakud Dam, Orissa
The Hirakud dam reservoir (HDR) 30 km from Sambalpur, Orissa has the distinction of being one of the longest dams in the world. Built across River Mahanadi, it is also a haven for migratory birds during winters.The waters of this expansive Dam can be viewed from two revolving towers Gandhi Minar on the northern end and Jawahar Minar on the southern end.