Dams in Karnataka

Dams and reservoirs play an important role in retaining water and managing water flow into specific regions and in the rivers. Water stored in dams is also used for generating electricity (hydroelectricity). Karnataka in south India, which is wellknown for its river, has several dams and reservoirs. Over the years, these dams and reservoirs have become tourist attraction in the State as elsewhere in the country.

Here is a list of dams and reservoirs in Karnataka:

1. Almatti Dam
2. Gajanur Dam
3. Gundal Reservoir
4. Harangi Dam
5. Hidkal Dam
6. Kadra Dam
7. Kanakanala Dam
8. Kanva Reservoir
9. Kodasalli Dam
10. Krishnaraja Sagara
11. Lakkavalli Dam
12. Linganamakki Dam
13. Marconahalli Dam
14. Mari Kanive Dam
15. Narihalla Dam
16. Nugu Reservoir
17. Sathanur Dam
18. Supa Dam
19. Suvarnavathi Reservoir
20. Thippagondanahalli Reservoir
21. Tungabhadra Dam
22 . Vani Vilas Sagar Dam
23. Gorur Dam

Arguably, the most famous among them is the Krishnaraja Sagara built across the Cauvery in Mandya district of the State. The dam situated near the cultural capital of the State, Mysore, and the Brindavan Gardens are a must-visit for every tourist visiting Karnataka.


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