The 5 Biggest Dams in India

1. Tehri Dam
Tehri Dam located on the Bhagirathi River, Uttaranchal Now become Uttarakhand. Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India,With a height of 261 meters and the eighth tallest dam in the world.
2. Bhakra Nangal Dam
Bhakra Nangal Dam is a gravity dam across the sutlej river Himachal Pradesh. Bhakra Nangal is the largest dam in India, with a height of 225 meters and second largest Dam in Asia. Its reservoir, known as the “Gobind Sagar Lake” it is the second largest reservoir in India, the first being Indira Sagar dam.
3. Hirakud Dam
Hirakud dam built across the Mahanadi River in Orissa. Hirakud Dam is one of the longest dams in the world about 26 km in length. There are two observation towers on the dam one is “Gandhi Minar” and another one is “Nehru Minar.
4. Nagarjunasagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world’s largest masonry dam with a height of 124 meters, built across Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India-considered the largest man-made lake in the world.
5. Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar Dam also known as “Narmada Dam” is the largest dam to be built, with a height of 138 meters, over the Sacred Narmada River in Gujarat. Drought prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra will get irrigate by this project. The Narmada dam is India’s most controversial dam project.

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