The Malaprabha dam is the shortest dam in Karnataka. It was built across the Malaprabha river in Belgaum. It is a tributary of the famous Krishna river. It is located in small town called Saundatti in Belagavi. This dam has been designed to meet the drinking water requirements of the people of Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag and Bagalkot.
|Built on||River Malaprabha|
|Length of spillway||85.34 meters|
|Number of gates||4|
|Filling period||From June to November|
|Depletion period||From November to May|
|Projects||Malaprabha dam project|
Malaprabha Dam An Ancient Religious Destination
Malaprabha dam and river are located in Saundhatti, a small town in Belgaum. Saundhatti has several ancient temples and is of great architectural and historical value.
Saundhatti was the capital of Ratta Dynasty, until the capital was shifted to Belgaum. Saundhatti has a fort of its own that was built in the ancient era and is of great architectural and cultural heritage. There are around 6-7 temples that several people go and visit from different places of India in order to find solace.
Tourist Attractions and Temples Near Malaprabha Dam
The main attractions of Saundhatti are temples, forts and other places of cultural heritage. This wonderful place is surrounded by temples of different Mythological Gods. Some of the places are listed below:
- Savadatti Fort
- Renuka Sagara reservoir
- Yellammaguda temples is a temple of Goddess Yellamma
- Navilatirtha – Pilgrims take a dip here before they go pray usually
- Shirasangi Kallika Devi temple
- Ankeshwara temple