September 30, 2023
Discover India's 6 highest dams that you must see! Explore these engineering marvels and breathtaking landscapes in this list of must-visit Indian dam attractions.
1. Tehri Dam
With a staggering height of 260 meters, Tehri Dam stands tall as one of the highest dams in Asia and the highest dam in India.
2. Bhakra Nangal Dam
Across the Sutlej River, Bhakra Nangal, located in the Bilaspur district is the largest dam in India. This gravity dam with a height of 225 meters is the second largest dam in Asia.
3. Sardar Sarovar Dam
Built on the Narmada river, the Sardar Sarovar dam was a project started in 1979. The dam is the largest dam built on the river Narmada, aimed at providing drinking water, irrigation water and hydro-power for the state of Gujrat.
4. Hirakud Dam
One of the longest dams in the world, Hirakud Dam is constructed on the Mahanadi River in Odisha. The dam is the longest human-made dams in the world and one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects in India.
5. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
The world's largest masonry dam, the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is built on the mighty river Krishna. The dam is 490 feet tall, 16 kilometres long with 26 gates and has a capacity for 11, 472 million cubic meters.
6. Idukki Arch Dam
Idukki Arch Dam, an engineering marvel, is located in the South-Indian state of Kerala.