Gobind Sagar Reservoir, Bilaspur

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Gobind Sagar is a man-made reservoir situated in Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh. It is formed by the Bhakra Dam.The reservoir is on the river Sutlej and is named in honour of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru. One of the world's highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam rises nearly 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Under the supervision of the American dam-builder, Harvey Slocum, work began in the year of 1955 and was completed in 1962. To maintain the level of water, the flow of river Beas was channelized to Gobind Sagar by the Beas-Sutlej link which was accomplished in 1976.Location and other aspectsThe reservoir lies in the Bilaspur District and Una District. Bilaspur is about 91 km away from the Bhakra Dam.In October and November, when the water level of the reservoir is high, a series of regattas are also organised by the Tourism and Civil Aviation department. Water-skiing, sailing, kayaking and water scooter racing are popular water sports activities during this period.Major attractions of the lake include ferry rides and water sports like speedboating.Gobind Sagar was declared as a water fowl refuge in 1962. Fishing is commonly practiced here. It has about fifty one species and sub species. Labeo dero, Tor picturata, Mystus seenghala and Mirror carp are some of the common species found here.
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  • Nature is so beautiful and that says this Reservoir, It is around 537 foot deep and 90km in length. There are water sports also available like Speedboat.  more »
  • I really love this place. This lake is in Raipur Maidaan and its really very very beautiful. Mesmerizing views of this lake captured the eyes. The blue water is very nice.  more »
  • Superb place to feel the nature very close...
  • My home town...nice place ...wonderful
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