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Supa Dam

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Supa Dam is built across Kalinadi ( Kannada ) or Kali river in state of Karnataka in India. The dam is situated in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The power house at the foot of the dam has two electricity generators of fifty megawatt each. The electricity generated is supplied to different parts of Karnataka.
Supa Dam is the second largest dam in the State. This 101 Mtrs high and 332 Mtrs long concrete gravity dam is built across the Kalinadi river in Joida Taluk of Uttara Kannada District. It has a catchment area of 1057 Sq.Kms and the live storage capacity is 145 Tmcft. (Thousand Million Cubic Feet). Three radial gates of size 15 x 10 Mtrs are provided to regulate the flood discharge. The reservoir has two saddle dams of length 705 Mtrs and 940 Mtrs

Location info:

Address:Situated in Joida taluk across Kalinadi .
District: Uttara Kannada district.
Nearest City: Dandeli City.
Best time to visit: Novemeber, December and January.

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History:

The construction started in 1974 and ended in 1987.The dam is built and operated by Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. The power house was commissioned in 1985.

Interesting things to do:

White-water rafting-Dandeli is very pleasant and inviting from October

Its delight to bird watchers. Lots of different birds and animals can be seen in wildlife santury.

Interesting things to Visit:

Wildlife Sanctuary
Both Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and its adjacent Anshi National Park house huge tracts of moist- deciduous forest. Although a know habitat of the rare black panther, the large size of the forest makes spotting them very difficult.The forests of Dandeli and Anshi are home to over 200 species of birds. From the Camp, one can sight Malabar hornbills nesting across the river. Ashy swallow shirkes, drongos, minivets, iora, brahminy kites, and many others birds can be spotted from the camp.

Kavala Caves

Situated at a distance of 25 kms of from the base camp at Dandeli, the ancient Kavala caves is a must see’ destination for all visitors who come to Dandeli. Trek up a thousand steps thousand steps though dense virgin evergreen forests to reach the caves. Said to be inhabited by humans since prehistoric times, these limestone caves are today revered as the abode of Lord Shiva-the Hindu god of Destrucation. Crawl into the depths of the earth through the narrow, winding tunnels, and you will come face to face with an awe- inspiring display of the earth through the narrow, winding tunnels, and you will come face to face with awe-inspring display of the nature’s marvel - a gigantic “Shivlinga” formed naturally.

Syntheri Rock

Syntheri Rock is a 300ft tall monolithic granite located deep inside the thick Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. With the Kaneri River gushing ferociously by its side, the Syntheri Rock is a spectacular Sight. One can actually see the effect of erosion that has resulted in hollows on this rock. Thousands Of pigeons have made this rock their home in the innumerable nooks and crannies, and one can also See the hives of rock bees hanging precariously from the Kali Wilderness Camp. A jeep ride for about an hour followed by a walk through the scenic jungle will bring you to this incredibly beautiful sculpture of nature.


Molangi

If the outdoors are what excite you, then Molangi is the place to be! A spot indelible beauty, Molangi has god”s signature written all over it .it situated at a point amidst dense bamboo thickets Where the river kali passes between steep slopes and rock formations, Molangi makes a perfect hideout for campers. Spend and entire day backpacking across dense jungles watching spiders sping their webs and saddle fungus on tree barks .you can see wildlife too….spotted deer the malbar giant squirrel , and if you are lucky ,may be even a black panther Retreat to a camp under the skies as you pitch your tents on river bank . Try a quick hand at finishing before days make way for night. Start a flint-lit fire for the barbecue and set the scope to simmer. As dusk falls setting the sky ablaze with start, listen to sound of darkness. Exchange tales of yore of ghosts and man- eating tigers, late into the night by campfire.


Sykes point

It is one of the most beautiful spot in Karnataka. From here one can get an unhindered view of Kali River flowing through the valley below. For miles together, one can see nothing but undulating lush green forest all around. Observe the giant colorful hornbills gliding effortlessly through the sky down the vale. From atop Siroly peak- the highest point the entire Uttarkannada district, view the magnificent unbroken vista of mighty rain-forest. An ideal picnic spot, this reached traveling by jeep to summit – or by trekking. Yet another ideal location is the Nagajari valley around which are densely forested mountains and stream s running as the eye can see.

Ulavi Channa Basaveshwar Temple

It is near about 50 Km from Dandeli City. It is very

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:From Bangalore or Bombay, alight at Londa or Dharwad/ Hubli Railway Station and then proceed by road. A one-and-a-half hours journey will bring you to Dandeli.
Nearest Airport:Dandeli is well-connected by air
Road Transport:There are direct overnight buses from Bangalore to Dandeli. The luxury buses plying between Mumbai and Mangalore / Bangalore, invariably pass through Dharwad. 481 KM FROM BANGALORE

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Karwar in Uttara Kannada
  • Gokarna in Uttara Kannada
  • Ankola in Uttara Kannada
  • Ulvi in Uttara Kannada
  • Sonda in Uttara Kannada
  • Banavasi in Uttara Kannada
  • Magodh Waterfalls in Uttara Kannada

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Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

  • Bison River Retreat
  • Kali Wilderness Camp
  • Wildernest

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at Dandeli City.
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Sathanur dam

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Sathanur dam

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Sathanur Dam is one of the Major Dam Constructed across Pennaiyar River. The dam can be reached by road 30 km from Thiruvannamalai Town. There is an inflow of 26,000 cusecs to the Sathanur reservoir in Tiruvannamalai district, which has been receiving water from the Krishnagiri dam following heavy rain in the catchment areas of the latter in the last few days. For safety reasons, the water level in the Sathanur reservoir
is being maintained at 116 feet against the full level of 119 feet.A visit to Sathanur Dam is a useful one to the Engineering students who want to know about the irrigation structures, Sathanur Dam is one of the oldest and beautiful dam here to be visited.This is one of the best picnic place in our District. The Beautiful Garden with colorful statues are also available in it.  This Garden is one of the Famous Cine Shooting Spot in South India.This is one of the best picnic place in our District. The Beautiful Garden with colorful statues are also available in it.  This Garden is one of the Famous Cine Shooting Spot in South India. The colored flood lights installed here flash its brilliance in week-end days. Formed in terrace, spread over 7 acres, this part is full of flower plants, shrubs and ornamental trees.For the delight of visitors, bear, porcupine, hare and birds like pigeons are reared here.


Location info:

Address:30 km from Thiruvannamalai Town
District: Tiruvannamalai
Nearest City: Tiruvannamalai
Best time to visit: Novemeber, December and January

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History:

This Dam was constructed during the year 1958. Sathanur Dam is the oldest hero in Cinema Industry. All the films in midst of 1960-1980 was shouted here. Beautiful parks were maintained here with lawns and parks. A mini zoo is maintained inside the park area to enjoy the Children.

Interesting things to do:

  • One swimming pool is maintained inside the dam to enjoy the tourist during the visit to dam.
  • A large Crocodile farm and a fish grotta is maintained here to know the life of Crocodile and fish culture.
  • Drive in Battery cars for tourists at Sathanur dam ,

Interesting things to Visit:

A beautiful Botanical garden has been raised on the sheltered lower side of the dam culturing varieties of ornamental plants and their flower add charm to the spot. A zoological park of tourist interest is also set up there. People who make a visit to Tiruvanmalai rarely miss Sathanur and Gingee.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:
Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport
Road Transport:public bus transportation

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Nearest Petrol Pump:


Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:


Things to carry:

Drinking water, Stuffs to pla outdoor games (viz Volleyball, Footballa etc), Camera

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at the district.
Society/Community Phone Number
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