‘India is a land of rivers’, we have grown up reading this sentence in our text books but all of these multiple rivers and their countless tributaries that run across the several cities and states of our country are not merely water bodies whose purpose ends on being marked in those blank maps by our blue crayons. Most of these rivers also house huge dams built on them. Initiated as a barrier to restrict the flow of water in certain specific areas and to generate hydro-electricity as well as aid irrigation, etc., these reservoirs in India have certainly surpassed their utility factor. These magnificent cement ensigns not only stand tall as an ideal amalgamation of nature’s opulence and human concoction but have also gained popularity among tourists and travelers for multiple reasons. While some dams sit back within the deep valleys, some rise high above them exhibiting the engineering marvels that they are amid nature’s serene beauty.
While almost everyone travelling cannot help filter a destination through the lens of their Instagram and are on a constant lookout for that perfect click to grace their timeline; here we list some of the most Instagrammable dams in India that should be a part of your itinerary next time you visit these places and if you can catch their sight when they are in their full glory (mostly in monsoons) you are in for a visual retreat.