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5 Largest Dams In India That You Should Visit Post-Covid
Dams are also essential sources for increasing the tourist footfall for not only the state but the country at large and India boasts an impressionable array of dams that have made their mark in the world of architectural brilliance.
India is home to the 8th largest dam in the world (Tehri Dam), the largest arch dam in Asia (Idduki Dam) and the oldest dam in the world (Grand Anicut of Kallanai).
Listed below are 5 of the largest dams in India:
1) Tehri Dam -
State - Uttrakhand
The 8th largest dam in the world and India's largest dam, Tehri Dam stands at a staggering height of 261 meters and length of 575 meters and is the highest dam in India. Standing on the Bhagirathi river, the dam is made of rocks and earth fills, and has a water reservoir of 2,00,000 acre-feet capacity, known as the Tehri Lake, which is a popular tourist attraction. Its first phase was completed in 2006 and the other two phases are still in their ongoing stages. The water from the reservoir is used in irrigation, municipal water supply and power generation of 1,000 MW.
The dam also serves as a massive boost to the tourism industry in Uttrakhand with it being a popular destination for the locals and outsiders alike. The dam offers water sports to its visitors like jet skiing and banana boat ride.
How to reach:
By air: Jolly Grant is the closest airport and is 91kms away. From here one can take cabs to the dam.
By rail: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station and cabs are easily available from here to New Tehri town.
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