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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Bangaluru
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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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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sambalpur, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Hirakud Dam, located at around 15 Kms from Sambalpur is an excellant place to visit during late monsoons and winter. The sight will live you spell bound. Zero Point, Barapahar, Jawahar & Gandhi Minar, Rose Garden are few places one must visit. However the Tourism Department has done nothing to attract the Tourists to this part of Odisha.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

From my childhood i saw this DAM, its a very beautiful scenario and the purpose for this DAM is also very usefull for many reason. Every one must visit this place.you will enjoy a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

very good place.river side scenic beauty, hydropower electric production center, in this place we found international level educational institute like univercity,engeneering college, medical collage etc.

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