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Hirakud Dam

Sambalpur, India
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Sambalpur
Type: Dams
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An excellent place to see just 15km away from Sambalpur.Can take a cab or go by bus/Auto to see the dam.Constructed in early 50s and formally inagurated by PM Nehru become to life line of Odisha controlling the flood and irrigation.Another attractin on beneath of the dam is many temples which are now under water and may be vesible in... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

One of the longest dam of the world. if u stand in gandhi or nehru minar your vision will be endless. awesome place. Blue every where. Best visit in between Aug to March. Avoid in Summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ah! what a scenic location. The moment you reach this place, you would get lost. Lying right on the cuddles of River Mahanadi, this humongous dam is just awesome. The area around it is equally beaitiful. One would be mesmerized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

One of the biggest dam.... we climbed up at the Jawahar Tower. Amazing view. The catchment area is huge.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was at Sambalpur when I went to see the longest dam of Asia in our very own country. The reservoir created by this dam is just beautiful and very clear. The view from Gandhi Minar is just mesmerising. There are two vendors selling packed foods and water/soft drinks so you need not worry. You can go there to spend... More

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Wonderful Architecture .....One of the biggest Dam of India..Two Towers on both sides Jawahar Tower and Gandhi Tower with Jawahar park enhances the beauty of the dam. You have to get a pass in order to visit Gandhi tower due to Security Purpose. Visit the park in the evening to spend the leisure time.....There is the direct water supply to... More

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Sambalpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

ONe of the biggest dams in India. It provides irrigation and electricity. A very nice place to visit. There are 2 towers namely Jawahar Tower and Gandhi Tower to view the place. Jawahar tower is accessible for general public while Gandhi tower can be accessed with permission. Gandhi tower is a rotating tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

standing on the top and knowing that it is a mud dam will cause goosebumps in u, but rest assured it has been the safest and the strongest. The whole ambience there is a delight to the eyes. The "minar" shows you a 360* view without you moving a single step as it rotates, of the whole landscape, power channels,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Wish we could drive over the dam. A quick visit to the viewing tower requires strong legs, beat the claustrophopia somewhat and you are good to go to the top and admire the amazing view. Rain clouds, the huge reservoir stretching across to the hills, langurs at the car park lot. A few photos a lingering a while to admire... More

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