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Hirakud Dam

Address: Sambalpur, India
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Sambalpur
Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This dam is huge. One of the first dams of independent India, Hirakud has its own place in shaping the economy of the region. Entry on the dam is prohibited, though. There is a small exhibition of the engineers involved in the dam.

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Durgapur, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

great place....awesome view... the only problem is that they do not have boating facilities here and nor do they allow photography. So if you have to take resort to stealth if you want photos. However, the end from Burla is better.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

the Hirakud Dam is a tribute to man's efforts of harnessing the Mahanadi(the Great river),by means of a 25 kilometre earthen Dam,ensuring plentiful water for the farmers in Orissa. Built in 5 years from 1953 through 57,many Indian's lost their lives during the challenging project ,under the trying conditions of a river in spate.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Largest Dam in India with excellent engineering. It is must visit place for engineers situated maximum 15 km from sambalpur. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirakud_Dam What to see --------------- 1) Engineering stuff 2) Lots of Island 3) Power generation 4) Zero Picnic spot 5) Submerged temple Note: Needs to arrange private vehicle. Photography is not allowed. There is entrance fee

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hirakhud Dam was once the longest dam in India/Asia. It should be on the list of every engineer (electrical/mechanical/civil), to be visited at least once in a lifetime.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A manmade wonder to tame the raging Mahanadi, this trip is recommended to all lovers of manmade wonders. The view from the revolving top of Jawahar Minar is awesome.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's a marvellous structure, for wonderful view just climb on the Nehru Minar.near to sambalpur town , so when ever visiting sambalpur must visit.

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Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Huge man made marvel , a water body so large that it feels you are lost in a new world. this is situated in a close distance from sambalpur, not much tourist friendly options but the view is too good must watch site in Orissa and also this is one of the largest dams , a good sunset picture point.... More 

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Good view from Jawahar Minar. But photography is strictly restricted. and tourists are not allowed to enter on the dam.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Worth visiting if in Sambalpur and awesome for shutter fanatincs. Rains make it more natural and romantic. Travel passes available with OTDC

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