Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : Free. But only viewed from a distance.
Timings : 24 Hours. But ideal time to visit is 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Permits needed : Yes
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Linganamakki Dam is one of the largest human-made water reservoirs of the country. The length of the dam is a mere 2.4 km but owing to the width, its water storing capacity is much higher than any other dam. Stretching over the Sharavathi River, it is at a distance of 6 km from the world-famous Jog Falls and is located in the Sagara Taluk near Kargal town. The scenery here is exhilarating with magnificent views of forested islands and hills covered in dense foliage. It has resulted in beautiful backwaters, dotted with myriad islands. The islands are rich in biodiversity, and it is a lot of fun hopping from one to another on a kayak.
The Karnataka State Government constructed the dam in 1964 with the initial purpose of providing irrigation facilities in the area. Later, another objective of supplying fresh drinking water was added. It derives most of its water requirements from the annual rainfall. Another water support of this dam is Chakra and Savahaklu water reservoirs, which are linked to the dam through a canal. A hydroelectricity plant has also been set up. For tourists, boating facilities and other water sports activities are available. There is also a park for kids. Various migratory birds and crocodiles can be spotted here. Few scenes from Tamil action thriller 'Lingaa' were shot here.
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