Bheemasamudra Dam is constructed across the river Jinigi Halla that flows down the Krishna basin in the southern state of Karnataka in India. The dam derives its name from the name of the village where it is located, Bheemasamudra village. The small but beautiful village is located in the Chitradurga Taluk of Karnataka.
Bheemasamudra Dam was constructed with the aim to irrigate the nearby villages. The maximum length of the dam extends up to 840 meters. The height of the dam is 14.2 meters. It is possible to store a maximum water level of 101.2 meters in the dam. The dam has the capacity for design flood of 200 cumec.
|Built on||River Jinigi Halla|
|Height||14.2 meters above its deepest foundation|
|Catchment Area||11.811 Th ha|
|Full Reservoir Level (FRL)||100 meters|
|Maximum Water Level||101.2 meters|
|Gross storage capacity||25.623 mcm|
|Live storage capacity||20.498 mcm|
|Design Flood||200 cumec|
|Length of Spillway||42 meters|
Bheemasamudra Dam: Nearby tourist attractions
Bheemasamudra Dam has many famous places located near it. Tourists visiting the reservoir can easily avail the opportunity to see some of the famous tourist sites of Chitradurga city situated very near the Bheemasamudra village. A few of the famous tourist attractions of the area are:
Chitradurga Fort: The Chitradurga fort is the most famous tourist attraction in the district of Chitradurga. The fort is situated on a hill and offers a splendid view of the town below. The fort is also known as Yelu Suthina Kote and has several beautiful temples and high watchtowers among other attractions.
Chandravalli: Chandravalli is an ancient archeological site. The place is known to have digs that reveal bricks, coins and painted pottery of the Satavahana period. This place is of particular interest for archeological students.
Aadumalleshwara: Aadumalleshwara is a cave temple dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. It was built by Aadooru Mallapa. The place is well-known for the stream that flows constantly from the Nandi’s (bull) mouth.
Ingaladalu: The village of Ingaladalu is well-known for the copper mines that exist here. The common belief of the locals is that in ancient ages, gold and silver mines were located in this village.
Jogimatti: Jogimatti is a hill resort that is located at a height of 3803 feet. The place is popular among the religious minded people for the presence of a natural cave that has a Shiva linga and idols of Veerabhadra and Basavanna. Tourists love visiting the spot to see the natural cave that was formed by the waters of Himavatkedra waterfall.
Sirigere: The village of Sirigere is famous for the Veershaiva Mutt of Taralabalu Jagadguru. The small village also has a well-known silk weaving industry that attracts tourist towards it.
Bheemasamudra Dam: How to reach
Bheemsamudra Dam has easy connectivity with other cities and towns of Karnataka. The nearest airport to the village is the Bengaluru International Airport at Bangalore.
From Bangalore travellers can take a train to reach Chitradurga, which is just 16 km away from Bheemasamudra and then take a bus to the village or directly hire a taxi from the airport to reach the village. The nearest railway stations to the village are Challakere railway station and Bellenahalli railway station that stand at a distance of just 1 km away from the village. However, the Bellary Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station to the village.
There are several bus services that connect Bheemsamudra to Chitradurga and other towns and cities of the state.
Bheemasamudra Dam: Resorts and hotels nearby
Travellers have the option of staying at hotels or resorts in Chitradurga while on a visit to Bheemasamudra dam. Chitradurga offers comfortable staying options that can be selected according to the budget of the traveller. From luxurious hotels to economic lodges, there is accommodation available for tourist of every budget.
Contact address and phone numbers of a few resorts and hotels of the area are listed below:
Amogha International Hotel
Santhe Honda Rd
Phone: +91 819 4222 762
Hotel Naveen Regency
7/3 B NH-4 Bypass,
Phone: +91 819 4230 052
Hotel Aishwarya Fort
Near RTO Offic,
Near the junction of NH-4 and Turuvanur Road,
Phone: +91 819 42531 823