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.
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.
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