Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat Overview

Located near Navagam in Gujarat, Sardar Sarovar Dam is a massive gravity dam built on the River Narmada which was built to conserve water and help the environment and the people around. The foundation of the project was laid down by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961 and the construction work for the same was started in 1979. Today, this dam helps provide drinking water to the neighbouring villages and also helps with irrigation, and hydro-power for all of Gujarat.

Over the years, the height of the dam has been increased several times to extract maximum potential. Besides, the natural beauty at the spot- the gushing water of the river and lugh greenery of the littered trees, make it one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. People mostly come here to celebrate picnics and to relax and rejuvenate amidst bounteous nature and peaceful ambiance. There are also some temples at the spot which also draw a lot of tourists and devotees.

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What to See at Sardar Sarovar Dam

You can find a guided tour and also a map available at the Sardar Sarovar Dam which can lets you explore the top five tourist spots in the region.
  1. The Garden is the primary place to visit at the dam site. Here you can relax amidst green trees and velvety grass.
  2. The Foundation Stone is another significant spot to visit which holds great historical importance.
  3. The lake, however, draws the maximum tourists. It offers boating facility where you can enjoy a short tour of the lake.
  4. The First Lock Gate is another point where the dam is closed shut. People tend to visit here and take pictures.
  5. The last one is the Trekking Point. Here you can find people registering for nature camps and trekking expeditions.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Sardar Sarovar Dam is during the early winter months between October and December as the weather is the most pleasant and agreeable.

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