Basava Sagar Dam is built across River Krishna and is also called Narayanpur Dam. It is located in Narayanpur in Yadgir district of Karnataka. Yadgir is a famous district with historical value that belongs to the Raichur constituency. This place is closer to Bijapur district.
Basava Sagar Dam was a single purpose project and was meant for irrigation but drinking water production and generation of downstream electricity are some of the functions of this dam. It took around 50 crores for the construction of this dam in 1982. This project has an estimated capacity of 31.47 TMC.
|Built on||River Krishna|
|Length of spillway||459 meters|
|Number of gates||30|
|Filling period||From June to November|
|Depletion period||From November to May|
|Projects||Upper Krishna project|
Narayanpur – A Scenic and Cultural Place
Narayanpur is a place of great cultural importance and scenic beauty. There is a popular mountaintop from where the scenic beauty can be enjoyed. The place is rich in Uranium as well and has abundant natural resources. There are waterfalls, hilltops, popular temples etc in the area.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
One can choose to explore various tourist attractions, some of them are listed below:
- Dhab Dabi waterfalls
- Chintanalli is a famous place which is popular for the Ghavi Siddheshwara temple
- Bridge constructed over the Bheema River
- Sleeping Buddha – 4 Hills that look like a Sleeping Buddha
- Waganagera Fort
How to Reach Narayanpur Dam
Yadgir has a v big railway station. It is one of the largest in the Andhra-Karnataka region. This place is situated between two major cities, Gulbarga and Raichur and is 71 kilometres from Gulbarga and 69 kilometres from Raichur. There are several Bus routes from major cities such as Hyderabad, Bangalore, Raichur, Belgaum, Bellary, Hubli etc.
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