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Bhakra Dam, Rupnagar

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Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Sutlej River in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The dam forms the Gobind Sagar reservoir.

The dam, located at a gorge near the (now submerged) upstream Bhakra village in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh of height 226 m. The length of the dam (measured from the road above it) is 518.25 m and the width is 9.1 m. Its reservoir known as "Gobind Sagar" stores up to 9.34 billion cubic metres of water. The 90 km long reservoir created by the Bhakra Dam is spread over an area of 168.35 km2. In terms of quantity of water, it is the third largest reservoir in India, the first being Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh with capacity of 12.22 billion cu m and second Nagarjunasagar Dam.

Described as "New Temple of Resurgent India" by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, the dam attracts tourists from all over India. Bhakra dam is 15 km from Nangal city and 20 km from Naina Devi town.

Nangal Dam is another dam in Punjab downstream of Bhakra Dam. However, sometimes both the dams together are called Bhakra-Nangal Dam though they are two separate dams.

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  • The journey after collection of permit was smooth. After a mini ghat section ,the moment you have the first glimpse of the engineering marvel, you really feel proud. You need not be an engineer to...  more »
  • Located at the border of Himachal Pradesh and Punja, this hydel project provides water to both states. The dam is the tallest dam in Asia, a engineering feat and took 15 years to complete. The lake....  more »
  • Bhakhra Dam is no doubt a good place to visit but when I went recently I came to know that from past couple of years they have prohibited visitors from going on the road over the wall and inside the generator rooms. Both these used to be the major attractions. With it there is hardly any charm in visiting the place
  • It is one of oldest dam and this place is a heaven. Anyone can visit Here but u need to take permission first. It is having a magnificent view of terrains.
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