The Sardar Sarovar Dam or Narmada Dam is a gravity dam built across the Narmada River at Kevadiya, Navagam in Gujarat. It is Narmada Valley Project part, a large hydraulic engineering project involving the construction of a series of multi-purpose hydroelectric dams and large irrigation over the Narmada River. The project started in 1979 under a development project to produce hydroelectricity and increase irrigation.
Sardar Dam is the lifeline of Gujarat and the second largest dam in the world in terms of size and volume. The dam helped a lot in revenue of region and agricultural output. The canal head powerhouse and river bed powerhouse are two powerhouses of the dam. Both produce lots of electricity that goes to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Even a student can learn many things in education camp.
Sardar Sarovar Dam Tourism
The dam area or region is not connected through rail or air, but by road, it is well connected by road through major cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bharuch, Rajpipla, Dabhoi, and Chanod. The dam is easily accessible by private vehicles and buses. The nearest airport is Vadodara, and the closest railway station is Bharuch.
Sardar Sarovar surrounded by lush green forest, and during the rainy season, you can see beautiful scenery. Due to its natural beauty, the visitors attracted to it and now a world tallest statue, statue of unity is also there. Some places can be visited with prior permission only. Some of the major attraction of this places is Sardar Sarovar Dam, Ratan Mahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Kanjeta Eco Campsite, Chandod, Statue of Unity, and Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite.
Sardar Sarovar Dam Travel Guide
From the Narmada Darshan Model Room the one-way tourist root starts. Next is the Shoolpaneshwar wildlife interpretation center where you can visit the documentary in the audio-visual room. It is in the state of unity premises.
Next, from the different viewpoints, visitors can enjoy a close view of the Sardar Sarovar dam, closure to the dam and front view of the dam to capture the moments. Next, comes the sunset point followed by Dykes & Lakes. It is located next to the Narmada Main canal. With all these, there are many more religious places, educational tourism, and eco-tourism sites.
Sardar Sarovar Dam Tourist Places
The dam authority provides the guided tour facility if anyone looking for it. One can opt it from the dam reception, and they cover six different points which include a garden, the foundation stone, the first lock gate, a lake for boating, and a trekking point for the students who participate in nature camps.
If you want to visit the dam during the best time, then October and November that is staring of winter is the best season for it. The best time to visit the dam is the starting of winter, i.e., October and November. Even you can spend your night at Narmada Tent City to explore one of the most important rivers of India.
Dam is surrounded by natural beauty and cuddled in the foothills of mountainous terrain. When the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflows in all its magnanimity, it mesmerizing to visit in monsoon. The overall experience of the place is one of the best places to visit in the world.