The Almatti Dam is in a Bijapur, a small town Northern Karnataka, and is built across the Krishna river. The construction was done in 2005, so it is a relatively new dam. It is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna Irrigation Project and it uses Kaplan Turbines.
Water is released into the Narayanpur reservoir once it uses it for power generation and serves the irrigation requirements. The height was increased by 10 meters in this dam after the Supreme Court ordered to do so.
|Built on||River Krishna|
|Length of spillway||486.50 meters
|Number of gates||26|
|Filling period||From June to November
|Depletion period||From November to May
|Projects||Upper Krishna irrigation project
Almatti Dam A picnic Spot
There are about seven terrace gardens that have been built as a picnic spot in Almatti dam area. Musical fountains, stagnant fountains, boating facilities etc. have been set up here for people who wish to visit it. This makes it a great tourist attraction. There is a garden named ‘Rock Hill’ situated on one of side of this Dam. It also has an artificial forest with ceramic wild animals.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Apart from the artificial forest and the rock gardens, there are several other tourist attractions in and around Almatti Dam. There are several Mosques and temples for those who are looking to enjoy a religious trip or a pilgrimage. Several cultural historic places are also there that would give you an overview of the ancient era. Some of them are listed below:
- Anand Mahal
- Jama Masjid
- Gol Gumbaz
- Kudalasangama (Temple)
- Malik –e- Maidan
- Narasimha Temple
- Bara Kaman
- Chandi Bawadi
- Lotus lake
- Bijapur Palace
Resorts and Hotels nearby Almatti Dam
This religious and historic place has several resorts and hotels in Bijapur which are pocket friendly and luxurious as well.
Contact numbers of some the resorts are listed below:
Madhuvan International Hotel
Karnataka – 586101
Phone:+91 083 5225 5571