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Hirakud Dam

Sambalpur, India
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Longest Dam of 15 KMS

It's very lengthiest (Approximately 15 KMS) build on Mahanadi River and construction was started... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bengaluru, India
Very nice

A nice place to visit near Sambalpur.The largest dam on the earth of 25 km.A very scenic place,the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shibashish M
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Sambalpur, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very lengthiest (Approximately 15 KMS) build on Mahanadi River and construction was started off in the year 1948, and planned and chairmanship by Dr. B R Ambedkar and first stone laid by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and inaugurated in the year of 1958. It's 200...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to visit near Sambalpur.The largest dam on the earth of 25 km.A very scenic place,the water reminds about the sea. Near by places are Zero points Gandhi minar Nehru minar Samlei temple Usha kothi Chipilma and ghanteswari temple

Thank Shibashish M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is in the way to debarigarh the longest dam of asia just 9 kms from sambalpur. although no body is allowed to drive or walk on the dam but one cane enjoy the area from the tower at both end. photography is prohibited for...More

Thank tiger005
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Two ends of the dam are at the town Burla and Hirakud respectively. Both Hirakud and Burla town are within 20KMs from Sambalpur with regular bus service. The observatory (Jawahar Minar) at Burla side is worth seeing. The power house there also generates few hundred...More

Thank aknayak66
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Best place to visit during rainy season and in particular when the dam gates are open. Visit Revolving Gandhi Minar via Hirakud Town but do not forget to visit Jawahar Minar from Burla Power House Side and have a 30 Kms drive on the dyke...More

Thank Mohammed Kausar I
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The longest earthern dam in d world... What more is required for describing the tantalizing beauty of d dam..... Simply awesome and d dam looks even more majestic when viewed from atop d towers, situated on both side of d dam.

Thank Abhisek K
Reviewed 28 March 2017

About 20 km northwest of Sambalpur, the gigantic Hirakud Dam is situated.It was completed in 1957 with the sole objective of save the life of people during flood caused by Mahanadi. This has also helped in irrigating the vast areas of land. One of the...More

Thank Kumar M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

HIrakud,Largest earthen dam and pride of sambalpur not only beautiful but also the lifeline of western odisha.Flanked with hills & hillock, Green forest this place will mesmerise you,Be prepared to buy fish if you are a fish lover. Evening is the best time of visit.Take...More

Thank Subashchandra M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

It is the largest earthen dam constructed in 50s. There are two watch towers on each side of the dam to have a proper view.

Thank debasish336
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Hirakud Dam is such a scenic beauty that you will love to be in here throughout the day. The breeze at this place is simply very very pleasing and relaxing. Loved the visit here!

Thank Djmohanty
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Response from PRASANT KUMAR P | Reviewed this property |
Dear sumitr0d Good Morning! Since I stayed at Jharsuguda, I am sorry to say that I can't advise you on your stay at Ashok Nivas at Hirakud. Thanks and regards Dr Prasant Kumar Panda.