Banasura Sagar Dam
Just at the foothills of the Banasura Hills is the famous Banasura Sagar Dam. This dam is found at a distance of 21 kilometres from Kalpeta. The second largest dam in all of Asia, the structure is made up of huge boulders. The water comes from a tributary of the River Kabini. The beauty of this place attracts many tourists, Indian and as well as foreigners. The Banasura Hills make for an awesome backdrop and one has the option of going on a trek while on a visit here. Boating rides are held and one should make it a point to enjoy this facility.
Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam
Having met Ramu after a gap of 4 years, we had so much to share over breakfast and piping hot south Indian coffee. We shared our childhood memories and our school stories. At 11.00 AM, we left for the Dam site. The view from the top is ....what do I say? (I am short of words)...Come here, and see the beautiful landscape for yourself, and you will also be awe struck and mesmerized.There is a lot of history about the construction of this Dam which was completed during 1953. But what I can never forget is, that a lot of villages were submerged to construct this Dam. I wonder to this date, where did all these uprooted villagers resettle? How painful it must have been for them.There is a lone canteen up there at the Dam site, where we had some Tea and Biscuits. Climb the Vaikunt via the curvy road or take the thousand steps to reach the lighthouse. Yes you read it right, I wrote lighthouse. Normally you find lighthouses only on the sea shores to guide the ships. But they built a lighthouse here. The actual purpose is not known but may be it was used as a view point. Or maybe it guided the boats that plied here many years ago. There is an anchoring point here with a parapet wall for the passengers to walk up to the shore. But this place is now a restricted zone and no one is allowed to enter. Remnants of a couple of long disused boats lie here even today which you can see through the barbed fence. Sometime during the 70's there were boats which took you round the Dam. There is a beautiful inspection bungalow up there where you can stay, but it is restricted only for the Government officials. You find a Temple too here. The view of the valley from here is breathtakingly beautiful. Green Valley interspersed with tiny bright yellow flowers. From there, we got down to the Garden below. This Garden called the Pampavana Garden was built on the lines of Brindavan Garden, Mysore. Light and Sound show is held daily in the evenings. You can do boating here. You have an aquarium too. You can stay at Hotel Mayura in Tungabhadra Dam which is near the Tungabhadra Dam circle.
A popular weekend getaway spot from the city of Pune is the Bhushi Dam in Lonavla. Cool waters and the warm sunshine is what one gets at this famous tourist spot that is best visited during the monsoon season. However, the authorities do not allow swimming in this dam due to the inconsistent water flow. The climate here is moderate throughout the year and one can c pay a visit to this place at any time. However, locals suggest that one should visit the place from October to March while for Lonavla, June to September is ideal. One is sure to have a great time when one visits either Lonavla or the Bhushi Dam. The Bhushi Dam stands on the Indrayani River in Lonavala developed and maintained by the Indian Railways and private sector. This Dam is located in the Pune-Mumbai Expressway, which is the one of the best 6 lane highway in India. This dam was built in 1860s as a source of water for the steam engines of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. The consumption of liquor is prohibited in this area due to the security reasons. This is a very famous holiday destination in Maharashtra. The place is filled with cold water, warm sunshine, and vibes of nature. The force of water here is inconsistent, so swimming is prohibited in this area, but one can enjoy stepping on the rocky land with cold water flowing below. This area has a moderate climate throughout the year. The best time to pay a visit in the Bhushi Dam is during Monsoon.
Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar Dam - Gujarat also known as the 'Narmada Dam' because of being built over the Narmada River, it is the largest dam to have been built under the 'Narmada Valley Project'. It has power facilities of up to 200 MW and provides relief to drought prone areas of Kutch and Saurashtra.
Char Dham or Siddheshwar Dham is a popular vacation spot in Sikkim. It is a copy of all the 12 Jyotirlingas and Char Dhams in India. You'll discover here a 33 m tall Shiva statue raised on the Solophok peak. It's an enormous journey complex with Hindu sanctuaries all around. Generally, it's a decent place that gives you positive vibes. Char Dham is a journey destination arranged at Solophok Hill, which is at a separation of around 5 km from Namchi Town. Solophok Hill has a verifiable and religious significance, as it is trusted that meeting this spot washes away one's sins. The venture is visioned by CM of Sikkim. They have built the sanctuaries of all the 12 jyotirlinga, Char dham and other essential sanctuaries. The sight is awesome and you will love to see the climate there. Best time to visit Char Dham or Siddheshwar Dham is during summer or during winter.
Massanjore Dam From the counterpart rupee fund created through supplies of wheat and other materials from Canada for use in India, Canada devoted those rupees to the further development of the Mayurakshi dam project. The Massanjore dam (also called Canada Dam), across the Mayurakshi, was commissioned in 1955. It was formally inaugurated by Lester B. Pearson, Foreign Minister of Canada. Unfortunately, the Massanjore dam located near Dumka in the state of Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar) was not allowed to have any flood reserve. Simultaneously with construction of dams the state government in 1956, selectively took over flood control embankments till then maintained by the landlords or local bodies. Massanjore dam is about 38 kilometres (24 mi) upstream from Siuri in West Bengal. It is 47 metres (155 ft) high from its base and is 660 metres (2,170 ft) long. The reservoir has an area of 67.4 square kilometres (16,650 acres) when full and has a storage capacity of 620,000,000 cubic metres (500,000 acre·ft). It had cost Rs. 16.10 crore.
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
The journey through the windy road was spellbinding with lovely views of the tea plantations and the mountains at both sides. At one point, we could even see the Anayirangal dam at a great distance surrounded by lush green hills. The tea plantations at many places had symmetrically lined silver oak trees in between and the leaves of the oak trees were signing in the sunlight truly justifying it's name.
First one is Idukki dam. From Kochi city a distance of 111 KM would take you to Idukki Dam. Asia’s first arch dam that beautifully connects Kuravan and Kurathi hills. This dam authority has a vehicle that takes you for a close view of the dam. Photography is strictly prohibited. The dam is said to be built with ice in the building materials to make it stronger compared to other dams built in those days. The remains of the ice factory can also be seen at the sight. I was stunned at the way the dam was built and maintained. For a person who gets fascinated by science, human efforts and admires creation would definitely love this place.
As we think about Kumily and Thekkady, the images and the beautiful scenes of spice and coffee plantations come to our minds. The lush greenery, rippling waterfalls and the scenes of wild animals, birds and reptiles run through our minds. The Periyar tiger Reserve and Wildlife sanctuary is one of the best forest sanctuaries of the country. The sanctuary is spread over the whole Idukki District and is a very popular tourist attraction. The tigers are the main animals found here and is also a part of the Project Tiger. On your visit to Kumily, a visit to this reserve is a must for everyone.
One of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, Kabini is a perfect getaway in case if you want to experience the best of nature. Synonymous with spectacular wildlife and lush greenery, Kabini was the erstwhile private hunting grounds of the British and Mysore Maharajahs.
Salaulim Dam will most definitely not be on your bucket list when it comes to a trip to Goa. But away from the beaches and glitzy streets of north Goa, lies a quiet marvel in Salaulim, South Goa that's waiting to be explored. Coupled with a peaceful retreat to the beautiful beach of Agonda, and you'll find yourself having a perfect non-touristy outing.The dam is located on Salaulim river, a tributary of Zuari. The dam is 42.7 meters high with an area of 24 square km. The wide expanse of the dam is itself a marvelous sight.The water flows through a unique semi circular duck-billed spillway with such a force that it rises upwards in a beautiful mist and falls back into the river.It was primarily built for irrigational and fish farming purposes, however, it is also a popular picnic spot now, due to the botanical gardens built nearby. The gardens are patterned on the Brindavan gardens of Mysore and are themselves worth a visit.Birdwatchers would love the catchment area, as kingfishers and cormorants can be frequently spotted diving in the water and catching their prey. The reservoir area, used for fishing has also provided livelihood opportunities for the fishing community.Location: 26 km southeast of Margao, 5 km from Sanguem town. Taxis can be hired or vehicles can be rented. Public transport is also available.Best time to visit: Monsoon is the best time to visit the place. The overflowing water produces a beautiful mist which is a sight to behold.Cost: The dam is open from 9 am to 6 pm. Entry charge is Rs 20. An ID proof is required for entry.Additional information: It is recommended to carry your own snacks as the canteen only serves beverages and ice-creams.
On Adwait’s suggestion we walked down from Sula to the Gangapur Dam, a nice beautiful walk. Once the dam ends there is a Y, we took the left and after a small walk we reached a small village. The temple their boasts of numerous type of birds flocking at sunset, but we could spot only 3 different species . From there we walked towards Gangapur Road to find a cab back. However, we couldn’t find any and ended up walking almost 2 kms. Our homestay was another 3 kms away and we took the local bus (S.T.).
We were ready for the days trip by 9 and after breakfast we went to fill up the tank and the headed towards Nirar dam. It was 15 kms away from Valparai. The roads were good for about 5-6 kms after which it was very bad. We could barely see the tarmac which costed us a tough ride. But the dam was very located at a place in the middle of the forest which was green silent and had an amazing view.
We stopped near Temghar Dam to eat a roasted sweet corn. A guy wearing a typical black leather biker uniform was having a cup of tea. I casually asked him what this bike noise is all about and he stared at me in disbelief for a second and then replied very enthusiastically - 'Everyone is coming to Lavasa to celebrate the world's motorcycling day. I am planning to buy a new bike and want to see some of the new bike models and talk to fellow biker.' After discussing about the highlights of the event we parted ways.Every year June 21 is celebrated as a world motorcycling day. A group of biking enthusiast organizes MotoDay at Lavasa on a weekend close to 21 st June. 2016 marked the third edition of MotoDay event. Superbike manufactures had set up their stalls for the bikers and the latest bike models were on display. Biking merchandise, spare parts and accessories were on sale. There was also an R&D session in which experts talked about the latest motorcycle technology. We enjoyed talking to some of the bikers. They treated their bikes like their babies and were very enthusiastic discussing about anything related to their bikes -Engine, accessories or even the exhaust pipe. It was a fantastic experience to meet the motorcycling community.Few things to know before you plan your trip to LavasaHow to reach Lavasa - Lavasa is approximately 60 km from Pune and 190 km from Mumbai. The drive to Lavasa is through the villages which is pretty scenic. You can use take a train/bus up to Lonavala (Approx. 30 km from Lavasa) and then take a taxi/auto to reach Lavasa. The best way to reach Lavasa is by car or bike. You can enjoy the scenic landscape while driving. The roads are also in good condition, making the journey an excellent driving experience.Best time to visit -The weather is pleasant throughout the year but the best time to visit Lavasa is from September to March. The city experiences monsoon from June to August and you can see the blooming flowers and the lush green vegetation during this period.Food Options -On your way to Lavasa city, you can enjoy roasted sweet corns near Temghar Dam. The sweet corn tastes delicious. At lavasa, there are many food options from Chaat to chicken biryani, wraps, parathas, sandwich and dosas. The taste of food is not that great in most of the restaurants near the Warasgaon Lake.Stay at Lavasa -Accommodation here is expensive. I doubt you will find a decent place at a cheaper price. Even though I have not stayed in Lavasa, Ekaant - a hotel at the highest point of the hill looks like a nice place to stay with a good view. If you are looking for relaxation and a tranquil experience then just book an expensive resort and enjoy the scenic beauty.The MotoDay at Lavasa was an incredible experience. People from different age groups, professions, religion and regions had gathered to celebrate the free spirit and the passion for motorcycling.This blog was originally published on ''
A visit to Maharana Pratap Nagar in the city of Bhopal is incomplete without a trip to the famous Café Chokolade. With a rating of 3.6 out of a possible 5, this café offers its customers a delightful array of chocolate infused beverages and eatables. For those who are strictly vegetarian, this place is for you to visit. An air-conditioned seating area greets one along with the aroma of baked goodies tantalizing ones nostrils. Customers praise the quick and efficient service rendered here. If you are looking for a good place to hangout, you have the best option here. For those who like to pay by cards (debit or credit), you should know that this café accepts just one mode of payment, and that is cash!
Maharana Pratap Sagar
Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam is a huge man-made reservoir that lets you bask in the glow of nature that surrounds it. It's where the Maharana Pratap Sagar or lake originates, and here you can indulge in many activities such as swimming, water-skiing, canoeing or even sailing! And it's considered one of the best places in Himachal to click a picture worthy of becoming your screen saver!Accommodation and costChâteau Garli has 19 rooms on site –1. Single Room: The one single room on site costs Rs. 4000 per night, per person.2. Standard Room: The three standard rooms on site cost Rs. 5000 per night for double occupancy.3. Deluxe Room: The eight deluxe rooms on site cost Rs. 6000 per night for double occupancy.4. Premium Rooms: The four premium rooms on site cost Rs. 7000 per night for double occupancy.5. Suites: The three suites on site that cost Rs. 7500 per night for double occupancy.All the above mentioned prices are on room-only basis, and exclusive of taxes.
2)Chapoli Dam:It was almost 6 pm by the time we reached the Dam. The area gets deserted and we were the only tourists there. It is quite a lovely place to visit.All those who are looking for a luxurious stay in South Goa, Lalit is definitely recommended. And do keep eye on their packages.
Good morning, we were fresh and ready to explore the remaining so we carried filter water which was available on prepaid basis for 2rs per litre in your own bottle at the hostel.Reached the junction and had some idli dosa has a breakfast and now we were all set to move to Almatti Dam any bus towards bijapur goes their. once you reach almatti dam you can enter the rock garden and if you come in evening at almatti dam you can enjoy a night light show if fountains for 10rs(public bus are not available after 7 from almatti so we didn't go).A
c. Vaigai DamCloser to Theni and 57 kilometers from Cumbum, Vaigai dam is a famous getaway location in southwestern Tamil Nadu. 111 feet tall dam surrounded by lush green vegetation is an attraction accessible by road.d. Megamalai in Theni DistrictAnother beautiful hillstation that can be accessed from Cumbum is Meghamalai. Famous for its beautiful tea plantations and sky high mountains, the hillstation is under 70 kilometers from Cumbum.How to Reach Cumbum?By AirThe nearest airport to Cumbum is Madurai International Airport at a distance of 127 kilometers. You can also travel to Cumbum via Cochin international Airport which is 141 kilometers away.By RailRajapalayam(RJPM) is the nearest railway station to Cumbum at a distance of 44 kilometers. Rajapalayam has trains connecting to Chennai and Madurai.By RoadCumbum is well connected by road to the major cities around. Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is 550 kilometers away from cumbum. Madurai, the nearest city to Cumbum has a distance of 115 kilometers.Where to Stay in Cumbum?