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“Nice backwaters” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gajanur Dam

Gajanur Dam
Gajanur, Shimoga, India
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Shimoga
Type: Dams
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Bangalore, India
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice backwaters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Good place to see the dam waters (better in July Aug). A few birds such as egrets there. Scenic - 30 min will do. Certainly worth a visit. Maybe do a picnic lunch.

Visited December 2013
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Bangalore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Good view but not Allowed to Enter!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Good View of the water catchment, but not allowed to enter the Dam after a specific point. Though allowed till the crest gates for the Canal.
After inquiring with the guard, found that due to a suicide case of a boy and girl, the entry to the public is restricted beyond a point...
Nothing much to do here, just if you haven't seen a lot of water then a nice stop over for 15-20 minutes before moving on. The same backwaters can be seen in Sakkarebylu Elephant Camp.
Also just 1 km before the Dam, there is a mud road, which leads to the Electricity generation point of the Dam.

Visited November 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Just another dam”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nothing much to see or do here. If you are from a desert and haven't seen a large amount of water at the same place then you could think of visiting the dam.

Visited September 2013
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Bangalore, India
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“Nice, quiet place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

No jazz, no pestering guides/touts, no commercialization. Very good experience. You can watch the crest gates from a distance and there is access to water.

Visited August 2013
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“Average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Not sure what you can do here - you are not allowed into the dam and there's nothing to view except for the entry to the dam. Was suprised that this was touted as one of the attractions on several brochures - i presume that public maybe allowed into the dam area during non-monsoon times.

Visited June 2013
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