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Very beautiful place!!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Kharagpur, India
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Kharagpur, India
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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 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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Ranchi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the largest dam in India, build across river Mahanadi. Its the only major attraction in Sambalpur.

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is a must visit. It's so huge and long in length reaching nearly 4.8km. It's a wonder indeed. It's also in the top 10 largest dam in the world.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Hirakud Dam was inaugurated by Mr Nehru in 1959. Created over Mahanadi, the dam provides irrigation to vast tracts of land in Orissa. It is also a major source of hydroelectricity for the state. To visit this sight, one can drive down to Sambalpur town in Orissa which is about 350 kms from Bhubaneshwar. From Sambalpur, Hirakud is about 20... More 

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

must visit in your lifetime :) Hirakud Dam (Odia: ହୀରାକୁଦ ବନ୍ଧ) is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 km from Sambalpur in the state of Odisha in India. Behind the dam extends a lake, Hirakud Reservoir, 55 km long. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects started after India's independence

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Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Spread about a length of 5 km,this dam is built over river Mahanadi near sambalpur.It was one of the first major multipurpose dams after independence.Since it provides good irrigation to the city of sambalpur,it is rightly called the rice bowl of Odisha. The submerged temples in these areas provide ample opportunities to the scuba divers.Also during winter,a lot of migratory... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

"Wouldn't it be a sight to feast your eyes upon the longest ever dam made by mankind?" The more one ponders upon the strength with which Hirakud Dam holds its position the more intrigued one gets. It is the embodiment of serenity and strength and a great way to realize the potential of mankind despite our limitations against nature.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was on official tour to sambalpur and fortunate to visit hirakund dam. Very good to see it. Very good place

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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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