India is fondly known as the land of rivers because of the seven major rivers, along with their tributaries and distributaries, flowing through the peninsula. Over the years, several dams have been built on these rivers for water conservation and proper streaming of the water. Many of these dams make for beautiful tourist spots due to their majestic appearance and overall natural beauty of the rivers.
Tehri Dam is located on the Bhagirathi River in the state of Uttarakhand. Apart from being the tallest dam in India, it is also one of the most picturesque dams in the country.
With a staggering height of 261 metres, this structure is also world’s eighth tallest dam. You can enjoy various water sport activities here, such as scooter riding, boating, angling, scuba diving, canoeing, rowing, boating, speed-boating, canoeing, rafting and kayaking. The foggy-mountainous ambience of the Garhwal Valley further attracts tourists from across the globe.
Bhakra Nangal Dam
Bhakra Nangal Dam, situated on Sutlej River in the north Indian province of Himachal Pradesh, is the largest dam in India and second largest in Asia. The reservoir is known as the Gobind Sagar Lake and is a beautiful place to spend some time with your friends and family, especially when you are en route to the hilly McLeod Ganj or Dharamshala.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Known as the world’s biggest masonry dam, the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is built across the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh, a southern Indian state.
The dam is a beautiful picnic spot for families who come during holidays and weekends. Remember to take a camera with you as the views from the dam are spectacular. It is also a great place for bird watching; the enthusiastic among you might be able to spot various species of bids in the vicinity of the dam.