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Hirakud Dam

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Address: Sambalpur, India

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The best dam view from tower!

This is one of the unique view dam which you looking form the 60 feet high tower with revolving platform. The view is awesome! You enjoy blue-shaded water with huge sky! This dam... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the unique view dam which you looking form the 60 feet high tower with revolving platform. The view is awesome! You enjoy blue-shaded water with huge sky! This dam have 4.2 km long wall! That was Unforgettable moment in my life!

Thank Sharadtarde
Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The more one ponders upon the strength with which Hirakud Dam holds its position the more intrigued one gets. It is the embodiment of serenity and strength and a great way to realize the potential of mankind despite our limitations against nature. There are two observation towers on the main dam on each side. One is called the "Gandhi Minar"... More 

Thank Suhana_shirgrill
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally liked the area of the damn. Entry fee is negligible. You have access to viewing revolving gallery from which you can look at the damn and areas around. They have beautiful garden at the base. It is a very well maintained and clean place.

Thank KranAsh
Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is the major attraction of Sambalpur . There is a good view of the dam from the tower which can't be missed by any one there is a canteen also I even enjoyed food at top of tower. No one is allowed to go on to the dam except with police permission . Old people find it difficult to... More 

1 Thank burlemohan
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Hirakud Dam is the longest Dam in Asia ,is about 4 km in length . It is one the famous tourist places in Odisha .The best time to visit Hirakud dam is August -October because the enitre area is filled by water is enhance the beauty of the surroundings of Hirakud Dam . This is the perfect place for outing... More 

1 Thank dpkmahapatra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Hirakud dam is situaded in sambalpur town. This dam is the largest dam in india. The length of the dam is 4800 meter. In which 3600 meter is made by earth and remaining 1200 meter is concreate. The depth of the dam is 61 meter. The main purpose of the dam is for power generation,iregation and water storage. This dam... More 

Thank Ajitku
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Hirakud Dam built across the Mahanadi River, about 15km from sambalpur. It is the longest major earthen dam in Asia, measuring 25.8 km including dykes and stands across the Mahanadi river. Awesome place to visit...

Thank suvadip2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Less scenic but more historical place.. Asia's one of the longest dam.. Can view the whole length of the dam by two opposite towers.. 2 dykes spreading over 12 kilometers always enhance the traveling experience.. There is a sanctuary (Debrigarh sanctuary) also present at the end of the right dyke. Worth traveling

Thank DillipDalai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its a great dam with a big reservoir. One of the biggest dam. The view from rorating Gandhi Minar is beautiful. A must visit place.

Thank Gunanidhi P
Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is one of the biggest dam of Asia and surrounded by beautiful forest, only approach road is not very good, govt can make it a very good tourist place.

Thank arindamdeb

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