Bhakra Dam, Himachal Pradesh

India is blessed with plenty of river and tributaries. Such is the nature of rivers that they offer so much more with their presence. There are plenty of dams in India built on these rivers. Bhakra dam is one of those dams, which is home to Sutlej river in Bilaspur in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The dam is a concrete gravity based and is located at the Bhakra village.

Bhakra dam has a height of 226 m along with length and breadth of 518.25 m and 9.1 m respectively. It also has a reservoir known by as Gobind Sagar with a capacity of 9.34 billion cubic meters of water. The whole of Bhakra dam project is spread across 90 km length and a total area of over 168.35 sq. km. Going by the size metrics, this one is the third largest reservoir in India.

The dam is named after Guru Gobind Singh. It is also the third largest reservoir in India. This area was chosen for the dam because of the narrow gorge that Sutlej flows through here. The old village of Bhakra was submerged into the reservoir for making this dam. It offers irrigation facility, water supply and electricity production with the electricity itself being over 1325 MW.

Bhakra Dam is a short drive from the Bilaspur city centre in Himachal Pradesh. The transportations are very easy and the large array of sightseeing spots like the dam, the Gobind Sagar reservoir and the mighty Sultej are really entertaining for the tourists.

Timings

Bhakra Dam can be visit in between 08.00 AM to 03:30 PM

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