Bhakra-Nangal

116 kms from Chandigarh

Located in the midst of the natural beauty of Shivalik ranges Bhakra Nangal dam is also known for its scenic beauty and environment and the place offers an excellent spot for a day’s picnic.

Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam across the Sutlej River, near the border between the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Being Asia's second highest (225.55 m) dam, it attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists every day. It is considered to be world's highest straight gravity concrete dam. The 90 km long dam is spread over an area of 168 sq km and is a combination of Bhakra dam and Nangal dam. Bhakra dam is 13 km upstream from Nangal city and Nangal dam, on the other hand, is 13 km down-stream. It controls the turbulent waters of Sutlej River for irrigation and power generation.
The main dam at Bhakra in the mountains has a 40 square kilometer reservoir, Gobind Sagar which has boating facilities and a restaurant.