Hirakund Dam

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Hirakud Dam, Odisha, India

Why to visit Hirakund Dam

The Hirakud dam, located in Sambalpur on the Mahanadi River, holds the position for being India's longest man-made dam. The architectural splendour of this dam, which was built in 1956, draws not just residents but also tourists. The majority of people come here to enjoy the quaint environment, see tons of birds swarming around the dam, and take in the gorgeous flora that surrounds this 56-kilometer-long dam, making it one of Bhubaneshwar's most famous tourist destinations.

The dam may also be seen in all of its glory from the Budharaja temple, which is located nearby. Visit the Ghanteswari temple, which is known for its antique lighthouse, while you're at the dam. Visitors may drive over the dam on a 21-kilometer route, which is a great way to take in the wide vistas from the top and experience a thrill that only happens once in a lifetime.

Things to do :-

A sort of long trip to Sambalpur is the finest way to visit Hirakud Dam. After your visit to the dam, dine at one of Sambalpur's local eateries and savor traditional foods like Pakhala Bhaat, Bhaja (Fish Fry), or Aamisa Jhol (Chicken Curry). While in Sambalpur, one can also see the city's numerous other attractions. You can visit Huma Temple, Badrama-sakothi wildlife sanctuary, and Deulajhari, among other locations.

How to reach ?

You may catch a train to the dam from Hirakud Railway Station, which is situated along the Mahanadi River. Due to Hirakud Dam's proximity to Highway 6, bus service is also accessible in several parts of the city. In and around the area, taxis and cabs are available.

FAQ on Hirakund Dam

Is it possible for us to go near the dam?

Boat rides can be rented to view the architectural marvel.

Without a car how can I go from Bhubaneshwar to Hirakud Dam?

Without a car the best way to get from Bhubaneshwar to Hirakud Dam is by rail which takes 4h 46m and costs between 180 and 1000 rupees.

Special Tip

The best time to visit Sambalpur is between September and March, when the weather is most favourable. This town is also best visited in the months of February, November, and December. Furthermore, the architectural masterpiece is open to the public for free.

By Inaaya Sharma

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