The Aheri-Jumbagi dam is built across the river Aheri-Jumbagi flowing through the Krishna basin in Southern India. The dam is located near the historic city of Bijapur in Karnataka. The dam serves the purpose of irrigation for the surrounding areas.
The dam was constructed in the year 1989. Since then it has been acting as a useful reservoir of the area. The Aheri-Jumbagi dam has a length of 1018 meters. The height of the dam is 10.59 meters above the foundation. The gross storage capacity of the dam is 1.799 mcm and the live storage capacity is 1.50191 mcm. The volume content of the dam is 98,040 cubic meter.
|Built on||River Aheri-Jumbagi|
|Type||Earthen + Gravity Dam
|Height||10.59 meters above its deepest foundation
|Gross storage capacity||1.799 mcm
|Live storage capacity||1.50191 mcm
|Volume content||9,8040 cubic meter
Aheri-Jumbagi Dam: Nearby tourist attractions
The cool environ of the Aheri-Jumbagi dam is a source of attraction for visitors. People love watching the water gushing down the dam. The dam is located near the ancient city of Bijapur, there are several tourist attractions in the area. Visitors can have a good time exploring some of the world famous monuments and structures located in the historic city near the dam. Some of the popular tourist destinations of the area are:
Gol Gumbaz: Gol Gumbaz is famous for being the second largest dome in the world. The structure is unique as the dome stands without the help of any pillars and is an architectural wonder. The most interesting characteristic of the dome is the presence of the whispering gallery where even the tiniest of sounds is echoed a number of times.
Ibrahim Rauza: The marvelous structure of Ibrahim Rauza has always fascinated visitors with its exceptional architectural quality. The place has a mosque and four minarets. It is known as the Taj Mahal of the Deccan due to its beauty and splendor.
Jumma Masjid: Jumma Masjid is famous as the largest mosque of the area. The mosque covers a huge area of 10810 sq. m. and has a height of 120 ft. This historic structure has the distinction of being one of the first and finest mosques in India.
Malik-e-Maidan: The Malik-e-Maidan draws huge tourist gatherings as it is one of the largest medieval cannons in the world. This ancient 4.45 meter long bell metal gun was built in the year 1549 and weighs about 55 tons.
Citadel: The Citadel is a beautiful tourist destination having palaces, gardens and halls. Some portions of the Citadel are in a ruined condition yet the place retains its attraction among visitors.
Bijapur Castle: The Bijapur Castle was built in the 16th century and has a wildlife sanctuary right next to it. The castle has been turned into a heritage hotel by the Bijapur royal family and is an exceptional place to experience the famous Mewar hospitality.
How to reach Aheri-Jumbagi Dam
The easiest way to reach Aheri-Jumbagi is by reaching Bijapur and hiring a taxi from there. As Bijapur is a famous tourist destination, the city enjoys smooth connectivity through air, rail and road networks.
The nearest airport is at Belgaum that has flights connecting it to Bangalore and other parts of the state. The railway station at Bijapur has many trains connecting it to places like Bangalore, Mumbai, etc.
Like most cities in Karnataka, Bijapur also enjoys strong road connectivity. Several private and state run KSRTC buses ply between the historic city and several major cities in and outside the state like Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Belgaum, Hubli, Gulbarga, Bidur and Sholapur.
Resorts and hotels near Aheri-Jumbagi Dam
Bijapur has a lot of budget hotels as well as luxurious resorts that provide accommodation for travellers who want to explore Aheri-Jumbagi and other nearby attractions. The hotels and resorts provide all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
Contact address and phone numbers of a few resorts and hotels of the area are listed below:
Opp. Gol Gumbaj,
Bijapur – 586104
Phone: +91 8352 256002 / 03 / 04
Fax: +91 8352 243606
Bijapur – 586 104
Phone: +91 835 2223788 / 2223789
Fax: +91 835 2243131