Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (For safety purposes, the gates are closed after sunset)
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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The Gangrel Dam is the longest dam in Chhatisgarh and has been built across Mahanadi River. A stunning feat of architecture, the dam length is a whopping 1,830 metres! It stands in the Dhamtari district, approximately 15 kilometres away from the main town of Dhamtari and 90 kilometres away from Raipur. Gangrel Dam is also perfect for enjoying recreational activities with family or friends as well as state of the art watersports such as Jet skiing, Water surfing, Water skiing, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Parasailing, and Kite surfing. The dam overlooks the swift torrents of the Mahanadi River making it an enjoyable sight to behold. On the banks of the waters, there are a number of resorts and sandbanks, giving it the appearance of a Mini Goa!
The dam was built to perform various activities, and essential functions such as irrigation, generating power and also to provide water to Bhilai Steel Plant and the city of Raipur. The Gangrel Dam provides a sense of refreshment for the visitors through the means of water rides and water activities as well as the sprawling green gardens.