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Address: Sambalpur, India
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Superb Dam

All of a sudden while Sambalpur town visit I had visited this Hirakud Dam and found it to be awesome eye soothing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of a sudden while Sambalpur town visit I had visited this Hirakud Dam and found it to be awesome eye soothing.

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Without visiting this place the Orissa tour will remain incomplete. This is one of the greatest piece of Engineering excellence of our country. With a very nominal fees one can climb the watch tower for better view. However, for the security purpose, the photography is strictly prohibited there.

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Bilaspur, India
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Such a national asset of pride being ignored.No hotels,no rest house,hotels near-bye. You should stay in hotels at Sambalpur-15 KMs away.But is a good place to visit.Lots of Green vegetation around.A good Planetarium is being constructed just near the Dam. Mahanadi Coalfield Campus is worth seeing and visiting near bye. But civic bodies should awake from slumber and develop it.

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Raigarh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

No activity or rest point is there. No good hotel is there. Over all So so. We went in a group with lots of expectation but didn't get any attraction point.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Lots of places around dam to visit like right dyke,left dyke,lunch station,cattle island,powerhouse generation center,Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary,Sasan canal any many more...a great natural beauty of huge reservoir and migrated birds...we did picnic with friends, boating, fishing n trailing...and awesomely made our day.Enjoyed the views and plenty of beauty of nature. Just loved it....

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1 Thank sunanda_nayak
Sambalpur, India
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The Hirakud Dam Project is a multipurpose Major project built across river Mahanadi at about 15.0 Km. upstream of Sambalpur town in the state of Orissa. This happens to be the first post independence major multipurpose river valley project in India. The project was formally inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 13th January... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

From Sambalpur to 10 km max. Taken an auto , fare is Rs 200. Beautiful place. When it's release water from DAM , amazing view could be enjoyed.

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1 Thank soumentanti
Bhubaneswar, India
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Hirakud dam is so huge that you can't even have a glance of the other side from another. Although the road to the dam is not that great in quality, but still the scenic beauty around will please you throughout. Best time to visit is during monsoon - because at that time the dam is full of water. From... More 

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1 Thank Badsha27
Kharagpur, India
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very beautiful place!! The surrounding areas are pretty cool too. There are so many tourist spots nearby. There are a lot of picnic spots too.

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Sambalpur, India
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visit this during the evening hours and take breath-taking pictures. Want a private picnic move down the right dyke. Be careful about the wild party goers near you as they might be heavily drunk and cause embarrassment.

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