Top 12 Legendary Mega Dams Of South India

India is often known as the land of rivers, South India has below list of major rivers Cauvery, Godavari, Krishana, Tungabhadra, Kali and Periyar. Geography of South India comprises the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Mega Dams Of South India also include Nizam Sagar,Dowleswaram Barrage,Prakasham Barrage of Andhra Pradesh,Cheruthoni Dam of Kerala, Supa Dam,Linganamakki Dam,Hidkal dam,Bhadra Dam and Harangi Reservoir of Karnataka state.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Telangana


Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of the legendary and largest dam in India, constructed between 1955 and 1967. The Dam built across the Krishna river has the second biggest water reservoir in India and forms the boundary Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state.

Srisailam Dam, Andhra Pradesh


Srisailam Dam across the Krishna river is constructed in a deep gorge in the Nallamala Hills of Kurnool district. The Dam has 2nd largest capacity working hydroelectric station in India.

Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu


Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in India and legendary mega of Tamil Nadu. The Dam creates Stanley reservoir and receives the water from Kabini Dam and Krishna Raja Sagara Dam.

Bhavanisagar Dam, Tamil Nadu


Bhavanisagar Dam is one of the worlds largest Earthen Dam, constructed on the Bhavani river in Erode district. The dam was first major irrigation project initiated in India after independence with Installed capacity of 32 MW.

Amaravathi Dam, Tamil Nadu


Amaravathi Dam at Amaravathinagar was constructed primarily for irrigation and flood control. The dam across the Amaravati river is largest wild breeding population of crocodiles in South India and also used for Tilapia farming in India.

Malampuzha Dam, Kerala

Malampuzha Dam and reservoir is the largest reservoir in Kerala state, located near Palakkad. The dam is 355 feet high built across Kerala’s second longest river and also famous for Malampuzha gardens and amusement park

Idukki Dam, Kerala


Idukki Dam across the Periyar river is the highest arch dams in India, constructed between two narrow gorge Kuravan and Kuravathi. The Dam was constructed along with Cheruthoni and Kulamavu dam, Together creates large artificial lake in Kerala.

Banasura Sagar Dam, Kerala

Banasura Sagar Dam at the foot of the Banasura Hill of Wayanad is the largest earthen dam in India. The Dam is located 21 km from Kalpetta and has become a popular tourist destination in Wayanad.

Supa Dam, Karnataka

Supa Dam across Kali river is the tallest dam in Karnataka with height 101 m (331 ft). The dam is used for generation of electricity and one of the important dams build across Kalinadi river.

Tungabhadra Dam, Karnataka


Tungabhadra Dam across the Tungabhadra river is located near the town of Hospet and the reservoir created by dam is the biggest reservoir in Karnataka state with 101 tmc of storage capacity.

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Karnataka


Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Reservoir is constructed across the Kaveri river in Krishnarajasagara town. Brindavana Gardens lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam and one of the major tourist attractions of Mysore.

Linganamakki Dam, Karnataka

Linganamakki Dam across the Sharavathi river has a height of 193 ft and length of 2.4 km. The dam is located 6 km from Jog Falls, second highest plunge waterfall in India and has a very large reservoir.

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