Gandorinala Dam is located near the Gulbarga city of Karnataka. This small but useful reservoir is built across the river Gandorinala that flows through the Krishna basin of Karnataka. The reservoir has been extending its services since the year 2002. It is a single-purpose dam built with the sole aim to provide water for the irrigation of nearby villages.
Gandorinala reservoir has a length of 1813.5 meters and a height of 24.27 meters. With full reservoir level (FRL) of 467 meters the maximum water level possible in the dam is 467 meters. This reservoir has gross storage capacity of 53.45 mcm.
|Built on||River Gandorinala|
|Type||Earthen + Gravity Dam|
|Height||24.27 meters above its deepest foundation|
|Catchment Area||37.1 Th ha|
|Full Reservoir Level (FRL)||467 meters|
|Maximum Water Level||467 meters|
|Minimum Draw Down Level (MDDL)||455.75 meters|
|Gross storage capacity||53.45 mcm|
|Live storage capacity||49.45 mcm|
|Design Flood||2223 cumec|
|Length of Spillway||93.5 meters|
|Type of Spillway||Ogee|
|Number of Spillway gates||8|
|Size of Spillway Gates||9.50 m x 6 m|
Gandorinala Dam: Nearby tourist attractions
Gandorinala dam has a number of tourist attractions in the adjacent areas. Visitors can explore many popular historic structures, religious places, pilgrimage centers and natural sites spread across the district of Gulbarga. A few famous places of attraction in the areas surrounding the dam are as follows:
Gulbarga Fort: This is a historic fort constructed in a wonderful manner. The architecture is in Islamic style. Visitors can have a look at the several structures inside the fort such as temples, mosques, large stables, tall towers, ammunition dumps, etc. It has 15 towers and 26 guns.
Gottam Gotta Forest: The greenery offered by the Gottam Gotta forest is an inviting view for the visitors. The place is famous as a trekking site. The trekking routes offer majestic view of the surroundings.
Jama Masjid: Built as a replica of the mosque of Cordova in Spain this mosque is a unique structure. It has 68 domes in the roof that gives the structure a beautiful look. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Gulbarga.
Sharana Basaveshwara Temple: The Sharana Basaveshwara Temple was constructed in the 19th century. This ancient temple was built in Maratha architectural style. The Sabhamandapa of the temple is decorated with 36 arches. The beautiful arches and the many pillars of the temple hold attraction for the visitors even today.
Yeti poth nala and Nazarapur falls: These two falls are two major attractions of the Gulbarga district. These natural falls attract visitors throughout the year due to their beauty. But on rainy days the waterfalls look marvelous.
Chandralamba Temple: Chandralamba temple is a magnificent structure built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture. The complex of the temple has several mini temples and a huge courtyard. The courtyard is large enough to offer ample space for more than 2000 devotees to gather for any occasion.
How to reach Gandorinala Dam
Gandorinala dam is easily accessible as Gulbarga is well-connected to almost all the major towns and cities of the state through rail and road networks.
The closest airport to reach Gulbarga is the Sholapur domestic airport. The nearest international airport is the Bengaluru International Airport at Bangalore. To reach Gulbarga from the airports taxi services are available.
The Gulbarga Railway Station is a major station that connects the place to several other towns and cities of the state and the country. Several trains regularly ply from the Gulbarga station.
The district is also well-connected through the many state-run and private buses. These buses are frequently available from Bangalore, Bijapur, Hubli and many other towns and cities of Karnataka.
Apart from the buses, taxi services can also be hired to reach the Gandorinala dam from the nearby areas.
Resorts and hotels near Gandorinala Dam
Gulbarga offers affordable and comfortable accommodation for the guests. There are several categories of hotels, homestays and resorts that cater to guests with different budgets. The economic hotels and homestays provide for clean and comfortable accommodation with all necessary facilities while the high-end hotels and resorts offer luxurious amenities for a lavish stay.
Contact address and phone numbers of a few resorts and hotels of the area are listed below:
Hotel Kadamba Residency
Dr. Jawali Complex, Super Market.
Phone: +91 847 2241 111
Bilgundi Garden, University Road,
Gulbarga, Karnataka – 585105
Phone: +91 847 2247 991
1-73/1, Station Road,
Gulbarga, Karnataka – 585102
Phone: +91 847 2221 421 /3
MSK Mill Road,
Gulbarga, Karnataka – 585102
Phone: +91 8472 20294 / 221184