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Address: Sambalpur, India

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Hirakud Dam - Sambalpur

The Hirakud dam is built over river Mahanadi in the state of Odisha and is about 10 Kms from the town of Sambalpur. It is one of the longest Dams in Asia and the main dam measures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Hirakud dam is built over river Mahanadi in the state of Odisha and is about 10 Kms from the town of Sambalpur. It is one of the longest Dams in Asia and the main dam measures about 5 Kms in length. The Dam forms the biggest artificial lake in Asia and the large reservoirs keep the flood waters at... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

only 15 km from Sambalpur.the magnanimity of the dam is worth seeing. longest man made dam. nearby Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary offers a chance to see a huge variety of birds

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Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Best place to see and enjoy your trip near to Sambalpur, Orissa is Hirakud Dam. This dam is erected on Mahanadi river. Park, Mountains and water are the beauty of this place. It is around 30 Km from Sambalpur main town and the only way to reach is your personal vehicle or hired vehicle for whole trip. It may cost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Before the devastating floods of 1937, Sir M. Visveswararya proposed a detailed investigation for storage reservoirs in the Mahanadi basin to tackle the problem of floods in the Mahanadi delta. In 1945, under the chairmanship of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Member of Labour, it was decided to invest in the potential benefits of controlling the Mahanadi for multi-purpose use.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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