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Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam
Hirakud Dam
Hirakud Dam

Description :


Only 15 kms. north of Sambalpur, the longest dam of the world stands in its lone majesty across the great river Mahanadi, which drains an area of 1,33,090 Sq.Kms., more than twice the area of Shrilanka. The bulk of Hirakud dam contains earth, concrete and masonry materials sufficient to make a road 8 metres wide and pave it from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and Amritsar to Dibrugarh in Assam. From horizon to horizon the resorvoir forms the largest artificial lake in Asia with an area of 746 Sq.Kms. and a shore line over 640 Kms. A twenty-one Kilometres drive on the dyke offers a unique experience of calm serenity and majesty of nature. One can enjoy the sight of mighty Hirakud dam and the fantastic expanse of water from the top of the revolving minarate called Gandhi Minar.

District Headquarter : Sambalpur
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Sambalpur
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :  
This Place is 15 Kilometers away from Sambalpur. One can find regular buses, taxis and shared auto rickshaw from Sambalpur.
Best Time : All around the Year
Contact Person : Rabindra Kumar Dalai (District Tourist Officer)
Contact Person Phone : 0663-2411118
Contact Person Mobile : 9438649129
Contact Person E-Mail :
Web Address of the Place:
Last updated on: 25-05-2016

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