Tehri Dam- Fifth Tallest Dam of The World
In this article you will find complete information about Tehri dam constructed in Uttarakhand and which is world's 5th tallest dam. Tehri Dam is constructed over Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand and if you do not know about Bhagirathi river then we would like to tell you that Bhagirathi river is a main tributary of Ganges and also
comes and is a very spiritual lake of India. But Bhagirathi river also comes under the list of the controversial projects
of hydroelectricity in Uttarakhand.
Historical information and uses of Tehri Dam
Construction of Tehri Dam started in 1978. Location for this dam is very good and it is situated at north eastern side of Delhi. So this dam is very easily approachable from capital of India. This is the small introduction of history of Tehri Dam. Tehri Dam is very useful in overall growth of Uttarakhand and is used for municipal water supply in Uttarakhand, irrigation purposes and the most important use of Tehri dam is in the generation of hydroelectricity of 1,000 MW. Tehri Dam is very big in structure and it can serve around about 100 villages. It is also a very good religious place for Hindus.
Tehri dam as tourist spot in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand overall growth mainly depends on agriculture and tourism. Uttarakhand is one of the favourite location for tourist all over the world and Tehri dam is also one of the major tourist attraction in Uttarakhand. Many visitors come here to watch World's 5th tallest dam and this dam is surrounded by beautiful and panoramic views of nature. One can spend his/her whole day here very easily. There is one interesting story or you can say belief behind Tehri dam that life time of Tehri dam cannot exceed more than 61.4 years and it is also said that the dam can't yield appropriate results in another 50 years. But do not worry come and visit Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand as this is one of the biggest tourist attraction in Uttarakhand and is very easily accessible from all the parts of India and Uttarakhand.