Tunga Anicut Dam

Tunga Anicut Dam, Shimoga: Address, Tunga Anicut Dam Reviews: 4/5

Tunga Anicut Dam
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RoamerWanderer89
New Delhi, India632 contributions
nice dam!
Sep 2018 • Friends
Tunga Anicut Dam is best seen in the dawn. It is one the river Tungabhadra. Must see place if you're vising Jog falls.
Written January 3, 2019
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Preethibhatt
Bengaluru, India132 contributions
Butiful
May 2017 • Family
Tunga dam is one of the butiful places near shimoga bit there's nothing much to do here.
Better carry a picnic basket incase u plan to spend some time here, as there are no good eateries around
Written March 21, 2018
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santosh
Shimoga, India136 contributions
Worthless
Jan 2018 • Family
Don't even try to go there, one ... you are not allowed even to enter the dam , got to see it from outside, there are only few shacks for eateries and it's not worth eating anything there , it's 10 mms drive.from shimoga, this ages has a potential for being a decent picnic spot but again, a lack govt approach is appalling
Written March 3, 2018
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mohansmg2009
Shimoga, India30 contributions
Good
Sep 2017 • Friends
Its very Good place near Shivamogga. 12 km from shivamogga city. August to octobar nice time to see. Sakrebailu elephant camp and maddagadde bird sanctuary near to the Tunga anicut.
Written October 25, 2017
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anandshivraj
Bengaluru, India2,103 contributions
Good location see and experience dam
Dec 2016 • Family
Recently went to this Dam and it was one of the biggest Dam in shimoga and the Dam gates can be viewed from very close actually if possible you can even go on the gates to experience and feel on how it looks actually if security guard cooperates :)
Written January 1, 2017
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Ashok Kumar M
Ghaziabad, India56 contributions
Average
May 2016 • Family
May be good enough for a drive in the evening with kids. Nothing much for a tourist except a few good shots of greenery around.
Written June 7, 2016
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Profvns
Bengaluru, India546 contributions
Tunga Anicut Dam near Jog falls, Shimoga, Karnataka
Mar 2015 • Friends
Tunga or Thunga River is an important river in the state of Karnataka. Thunga River flows through a length of 147km and well known for its sweet water. There are several religious pilgrimage centers on its banks. Thunga River originates in the Western Ghats on ‘Varaha Parvatha (hill)’, which is popular as Gangamoola (origin of water) situated in a cave inside Varaha Parvatha. The legend is that ‘Lord Varaha (pig-headed god)’ an incarnation of Lord Vishnu punched a hole in the earth with his tusk, from where Thunga River was born.

After taking birth Thunga flows via Chikmagalur, Shimoga and other districts and then mingles with Bhadra River at Koodli, near Shimoga. There after both the rivers are identified as one river by name ‘Tungabhadra River’ and that flows in the east direction to confluence with River Krishna in Andhra Pradesh.
Thunga is one of the sacred rivers in South India that accommodates rare migratory birds and wild animals. The world famous Sringeri Sharada temple, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Mantralaya Guru Sri Raghavendra Mutt are among interesting places found on the banks of Thunga River. Thunga appears to be very calm while easily flowing but equally turbulent and dangerous in monsoon months. We read the report of deaths due to floods in the rainy season and whirlpool in this river since they are prominently reported both in press and media every year.
The most significant spot on Thunga River is the dam called ‘Thunga Anicut’ built across it at Gajanur village, which is at 12km to Shimoga city. There is also larger dam built across Tungabhadra River at Hospet.
AdiShankaracharya founded Shri Sharada peeta at Sringeri which is on the banks of Thunga in Chikmagalur district. Mother Goddess Saraswathi or Parvathi in the form of Saraswathi is worshipped as Shri Sharada in the Temple. There are other famous temples in Sringeri.
The interesting thing, as I observed, is that the bad roads and rain will not deter tourists but on the other hand this makes a good combination for venturous journey, worth undertaking and ever remembered.
Why I should refer to this aspect is that when we proceeded to Thunga Anicut we had such thrilling and pleasant experience. After covering the disordered traffic and pot holes, we drew in cross road unfamiliar to us. We had to pass on mud road, but we did not experience the difficulty of journey because we were in the midst of green paddy fields on either side of the road that kept us happy with that calm and cool breeze and pleasing our eyes, mind and lightened the otherwise heavy heart. There was no smoke, no polluted air but there was an excellent soothing fanning of fresh air that relieved us of all the tiresomeness of hard journey. We were there somewhere in an imaginary world of poets.
The Thunga dam is surrounded by teak jungles, arecanut trees and paddy fields. That is the reason for its attraction as popular spot for picnics. Visitors can enjoy boating and enjoy an eye-feast of scenic beauty and serene atmosphere surrounding the area. Those who do not wish to bath in the river may sprinkle its water on head because it is believed that taking bath in Thunga is equivalent to bathing in Holy Ganga River. Localites say “Thunga pana Ganga snana” meaning thereby ‘drinking Thunga water is bathing in river Ganga’.
Thunga Anicut is at 12km from Shimoga, which is well connected by road and rail from Bangalore, Mysore and other cities. There are plenty of lodges and restaurants. One need not worry about food and accommodation.
Written January 31, 2016
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SandyWest
Bengaluru, India333 contributions
A Nice Side Stop to Relax!!!
Jul 2015
It was but a logical extension of our trip to the Jog Falls! After feasting on the panorama of the imposing falls, we extended our drive to this quiet little dam on Tunga. While the surrounding scenery and the refreshing greenery beautifully punctuated by the tantalizing drizzle were an exhilarating experience, the dam site itself was a quiet retreat of sorts. Not too many people around, we relaxed for a while, though often under the umbrellas, munching the packed snacks and sipping hot tea before hitting the road again. Good place particularly when the flow is heavy according to some bystanders but we were not so lucky!
Written August 19, 2015
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ekambaramPondicherry
Pondicherry, India550 contributions
Tunga dam
Oct 2014 • Friends
It is OK to enjoy some natural sceneries.It will be good in the evening time.At the time of our visit some locations are closed & it seems good when looking from far away. It is close to Elephant camp.
Written October 31, 2014
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ushadhara
Shimoga, India66 contributions
small but splendid
Jul 2013 • Family
We visited the dam when the gates are open.It is beautiful to see the backwaters.When it is not overflowing we can go a ride in theppa.The scenery around the dam is splendid.

Govt should provide a small canteen with beverages.If we book the tb it is good.Tunga anicut, sakkarebel elephant camp and mandegadde birds sanctuary are at a stretch.so you can cover all the three places in a day.
Written August 1, 2013
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