Ranked 2 among Places to Visit in Tehri Garhwal
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The highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world, Tehri Dam offers a sight that is both astounding and magnificent. It serves as the world's biggest hydro electrical project drawing water from two great rivers of the Himalayas- Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. Tehri Dam is responsible for supplying water for irrigation and daily chores along with the generation of 1,000 megawatts of hydroelectricity. Apart from serving the village nearby, Tehri Dam also fulfils the purpose of being a great tourist destination in Garhwal. People visit the place to witness the scenic beauty of the hilly area alongside which they get to indulge themselves in activities like jet skiing, water zorbing, and rafting.
Located in the foothills of the Central Himalayan Seismic gap, Tehri Dam is considered one of the world's largest hydroelectric projects. Though its construction has undergone different hurdles, the dam now stands proudly in the Tehri Garhwal region. The place offering a sight of the massive dam with stagnant water and high mountains on all side is easily reachable via well-maintained roads. An example of mindful engineering and architecture, the dam becomes a must visit for anyone seeking adventure in the laps of beauty.
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