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Chandrampalli Dam, Gulbarga Overview

The Chandrampalli dam is located in Karnataka, in the district of Gulbarga. It is one of the primary dams constructed on the bed of river Bhima (during 1973). The dam is surrounded by the thick covers of Gottam Gotta forest. There is an island located on the Dam which has attracted various tourists and visitors. The Dam is about 28.65 meters high and 926 meters long. The pleasant weather on the dam is accompanied by the beautiful scape of the two mountains that are connected through the Dam. The region has emerged as an ideal location for trekking and camping.

The Chandrampalli dam is an earthen dam and hence is built of sand, loam, clay and other materials. The Dam has 6 spillway gates, located at the southern end of the dam. The dam can hold a water level up to 496.21 meters. It has a storage capacity of 34.19 mcm. It also has a pathway, broad enough for walking or driving across the dam. The dam is 962 meters long and 28.65 meters high. The flow of the river Bhima at the dam rises during monsoons and dries up during the summer. The area around the dam is not densely civilized because of which tourists can enjoy the natural beauty of the place. This has also contributed to the emergence of this place as a beautiful tourist place.

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Activities and Nearby attractions at Chandrampalli Dam

There is a wide range of activities made available to tourists who visit the dam. The dam lies near the thick cover of forests. This has become the main reason why trekking and camping have emerged as an attraction to the region. This trek is carried out near the flatter banks of the river as well as the rougher terrain of the forest. Camping is majorly carried out on the island that lies near to the dam. Apart from this, there are a lot of tourist destinations near the dam. These tourist destinations include The Gulbarga Fort which is an old premise which has several mosques, buildings and temples. Jevargi, well known as a pilgrimage centre is also a beautiful place near the dam. Sannati is a tourist destination located near the banks of river Bhima in the Chittapur taluka. The dam is located very close to these tourist locations of this region.

History of Chandrampalli Dam

The dam was constructed during 1973 and has been providing irrigation facilities to many villages of Chincholi taluka. The dam is defined as an Earthen Dam with Left Bank Spillway. Since it was constructed to serve as an Irrigation Project, it has been termed as a single purpose dam. The dam consists of 6 Gates.

How to Reach Chandrampalli Dam

The dam is easiest to reach via Gulbarga, through road. There are several buses which pass through the dam through which travel is possible. One can also reach the dam through private vehicle including two wheelers and four wheelers. Tourists also have an option to hire taxis from Bangalore to reach Gulbarga. The nearest railway station is located in Gulbarga. Majority of trains halt on the Gulbarga station, one can reach the dam via the railway station also.

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