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“Fantastic view, but....”

Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hospet
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

The dam, and the view of the reservoir are fantastic; you can either walk up the winding path from the main road entrance or wait for one of the buses to take you up. Either way, you round a corner and see this huge expanse of blue, shimmering in the sun. The little garden is nicely laid out, with convenient benches to rest on. The dam itself is impressive. However, as with most infrastructure in India, photography is illegal, so you have to store the view in your memory. An interesting looking visitors centre was securely locked at 11am on a Monday, with no signs in English or Hindi to let a non-Kannada speaker what the timings were. I assume there is a toilet and perhaps a snacks counter inside the centre, but there was no way of telling

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went a little towards sunset, hence could not visit the Dam, however we spent some time in the Garden and also watched the Musical fountation show. Although this is similar to the Indiragandhi Musical fountation in Bangalore the good thing was that we could see this sitting on the garden lawns which was a good experience. This place has limited food options in the Garden canteen so incase you are bringing your kids, make sure to carry something for them to eat......Good place to unwind after a hectic Hampi visit

1  Thank Asagaya-Sura
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Tunghabhadra Dam is a HUGE surprise - literally and figuratively. The dam is quite large and is beautiful to just stare at - which you can easily do - whether with your feet in the water or from one of the many benches around. We were there on a particularly quiet morning in December 2013 and had the whole place to ourselves (and a few stray dogs). Spent more than an hour admiring the sheer expanse of blue, easily one of the best dams/lakes I have seen in India!

Thank Pratish M
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

The good parts are the views. Ideally be there just before the sin sets and enjoy a phenomenal view of the sun setting. The bad parts are the lack of adequate restaurant near the reservoir and the restrictions on walking along the bridge. Maybe the authorities should also schedule a tour of the power generating station for tourists.

1  Thank fireblazer
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

The gardens and dam were crowded when we went thanks to it being a Sunday. The gardens are well kept and the full dam was a site to see!

Thank ArmchairTraveller05
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