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Hirakud Dam

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Address: Sambalpur, India

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Hirakud dam is the longest major earthen dam in India. I visited these place with my family. We enjoyed the view and the cool breeze. Luckily at that time water gates were open... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hirakud dam is the longest major earthen dam in India. I visited these place with my family. We enjoyed the view and the cool breeze. Luckily at that time water gates were open, so we could see the spectacular view of flowing Mahanadi River through the gates.. believe me that was awesome.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dam is so huge that only panorama pics can do justice to it. The lake looks like an unending sea. It is quite a beautiful sight :)

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Thank sahilblues
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited these place with my family and we enjoyed it. There are two minars at both the ends of the dam Nehru minar and Gandhi minar we can get full view of dam from both of these minar it is situated in odisa in the village hirakud it is nice to see these engineering marvel it is widest dam... More 

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Thank Rakshit L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hirakud dam is very beautiful to see its very big. Very easy to go from railway station or bus stand.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

When me n my friend arnab came to sambalpur we expect nothing from it. Its just a small coty with lots of people n pollution but just 16km ahead we came across with this dam.. a engineering marvel made in rhe 1950s is just beautiful & gigantic as the river mahanadi is, on which the dam is built. Located between... More 

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Thank Prashant S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This dam is the longest dam in the world so visiting this place is a superb feeling. You can feel the cool breeze across the dam and 'll love this place visiting with your family or friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Hirakud dam is nearly 15 km from Sambalpur city. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects started after India's independence.The dam was inaugurated by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1957. It is built across the gigantic Mahanadi river. It spans over 26 kilometers and is the longest man-made dam in the world. The dam is so... More 

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Thank Satish S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice view at nights, lights all around.. droplets of water in the air.. there is a minar on both sides of the dam.. a guest house at one of these minars, going on the dam bridge is not allowed unless a pass is taken.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A very big dam, damn beautiful and well-crowded. Constructed across Mahanadi river, it showcases all the equipment used for the dam. When we went to Hirakud, one gate was opened. How beautiful it was to see water flushing from that gate. So awesome. A must-visit place when you are around Sambalpur. At the top of the dam, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Sambalpur is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Odisha. The must-visit attractions around Sambalpur include the famous Hirakud Dam, Mahanadi river and the Cattle Island. The Hirakud Dam is located around 15 kilometers from Sambalpur and built in the year 1957 across the gigantic Mahanadi river. It spans 26 kilometers and is the longest man-made dam in the world.... More 

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