The Tunga Anicut Dam is built across the River Tunga. Located at a distance of 12 km from Shimoga, the Tunga Anicut Dam lies within the premises of Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary. The dam stands surrounded by lush green paddy fields and arecanut plantations and is a sight to behold. Quick Facts Entry Timing: Open on […]
Dams in Karnataka
Dams in Karnataka
Several important rivers and their tributaries have flown through Karnataka. Naturally, the state has built many river dams for serving various purposes including water retention, water supply, flood prevention, generating electricty and navigation.
The major dams of Karnataka are Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam, Tungabhadra Dam, Alamatti Dam, Bhadra Dam, Basava Sagara Dam, Raja Lakhmagowda Dam and Supa Dam. Krishna Raja Sagar Dam is one of the prime tourist attractions of Mysore and it has a lovely ornamental conjoined to it.
Located in Hospet, Bellari district, Tungabhadra Dam helps in producing huge amount of hydroelectric and also contributes in irrigation. Built on the Krishna River, the Alamatti Dam too produces hydroelectric and supplies water for irrigation in the region. This dam is also the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna Project and it has a seven terrace garden attached to it as a popular picnic spot. Read more about dams in Karnataka
Located 12 kilometers from Shimoga, popularly known as ‘The gateway of Malnad’, is a small village- Gajanur. This small town is enthroned with River Tunga’s presence and is home of many beautiful birds. Gajanur Dam is built across the River Tunga and is one of the scenic picnic spots for the tourists. Surrounded by lush […]
The Votehole Dam is constructed across the river Votehole flowing through the Kaveri basin in Southern India. The dam is situated in Lakkenahally village near the city of Hassan, Karnataka. The dam is used primarily for the purpose of irrigation of the surrounding areas. The construction of the Votehole dam was completed in the year […]
Nugu Dam is located in Beerwal village under Heggadadevana Kote or H. D. Kote taluk of Mysore district in Karnataka. The dam is constructed across the river Nugu flowing through the Kaveri basin. The reservoir was built to serve the purpose of irrigation and hydroelectricity generation. The construction of the dam was started in the […]
Maralvadi Dam is located near the Kanakapura town in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. The dam is a small reservoir that is built across the river Arkavathy, a tributary of the river Kaveri. The main purpose for the construction of the dam is to provide water needed for the irrigation of agricultural land in the […]
Kanakanala Dam is a small reservoir built across the river Kanakanala. The river Kanakanala flows through the Krishna basin in Karnataka. The dam is situated in Killarhatti under Kustagi Taluk of Raichur district of Karnataka. The construction of the reservoir was completed in the year 1975. Since then it has been meeting the water demands […]
Gandorinala Dam is located near the Gulbarga city of Karnataka. This small but useful reservoir is built across the river Gandorinala that flows through the Krishna basin of Karnataka. The reservoir has been extending its services since the year 2002. It is a single-purpose dam built with the sole aim to provide water for the […]
Hemavathy Dam is constructed across the river Hemavathy, an important tributary of the river Kaveri. The dam is located in Gorur, near the city of Hassan in Karnataka. Built in 1979, the reservoir has been serving multiple purposes of providing water supply for drinking and other purposes and for irrigation of the agricultural land of […]
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 […]
The Chakra Dam is constructed across the river Chakra. The dam stands in a small town called Chakra Nagar near the city of Shimoga in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The dam was built to act as a balancing reservoir and to feed water into the Linganamakki reservoir. The dam does not have sluice gate […]