Bhadra dam is built on the river Bhadra, which is a tributary of the River Tungabhadra. It is situated in Chikmagalur town in Karnataka. Irrigation and irrigation storage are one of the best benefits that are enjoyed through this dam. It also provides power to towns and villages nearby. It was commissioned in 1965.
|Built on||River Bhadra|
|Type||Composite earth cum masonry structure|
|Height||59.13 meters above River Bed Level|
|Length of spillway||82.30|
|Number of gates||4|
|Filling period||From June to November|
|Depletion period||From November to May|
|Projects||Bhadra dam project undertaken by National Water Management Project|
Bhadra Dam a Wildlife Sanctuary and Tourist Attraction
The Bhadra river flows through the Bhadra wildlife tiger sanctuary and Bhadra reservoir. The sanctuary has avifauna like red spur fowl, painted bushquail, emerald dove, black woodpecker, green imperial pigeon, Malabar parakeet, mesh crocodiles, hill myenas, gaurs, leopards, wild boar etc.
There are various kinds of butterflies that can be seen as well.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
This place has a lot of tourist attractions as it is rich in flora and fauna. Apart from the reservoir and national sanctuary there are many places to visit.
Chikmagalur has a beautiful river bed and several other places nearby that attract a lot of tourists. From temples to national reserves, this place has everything for sight-seeing. Some of them are:
- Kudremukh National Park
- Mullayanagiri (Hills)
- Inam Dattatreya Pitha
- Sharadamba Temple
- Baba Budan Giri Hills
- Hebbe Falls
- Mahatma Gandhi Park
- Kere Anjaneya Temple
Resorts and Hotels nearby Bhadra Dam
This gorgeous place has plenty of resorts and hotels where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place, and hospitality of the region. You can learn and know about the culture of the unique flora and fauna that are found here. There are places to suit every pocket.
Contact numbers of some the resorts are listed below:
Hotel Advaith Lancer
Near Tunga Bridge,
By pass road,
Chikmaglur – 577139
Phone: +91 94490 83448
I.G. Road cross,
Chikkamangalore – 577101
Phone: +91 0826 2235 706