Lakkavalli Dam
Lakkavalli Dam, Tarikere, Chikmagalur, Bhadra River Project, Vishweshwaraiah, Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga, Bangalore, Mysore, River Tern Lodge
Lakkavalli Dam, Tarikere, Chikmagalur, Bhadra River Project, Vishweshwaraiah, Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary, Shimoga, Bangalore, Mysore, River Tern Lodge
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Lakkavalli Dam

The Lakkavalli dam is located near Lakkavalli village in Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur district.
As a part of Bhadra River Project a tremendous dam built across the River Bhadra. This dam is known as Lakkavalli dam for the reason that this dam is located very near Lakkavalli village. The Lakkavalli dam site is extremely picturesque.

This dam was designed by Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah, the then chief Engineer of Karnataka state. The height of this dam is 194 ft. This multipurpose dam serving the purpose of irrigation as well as there is also a generating station with two turbines.

The dam is scenic with full of water throughout the year. Like any other Dam site, there are many forested islands with the hill ranges forming wonderful surroundings. There is also Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary at backwaters of this dam. The Bhadra wildlife sanctuary covers a region of 492 Km square. You can notice wild animals like Tiger, Leopard. Herds of Elephants, Spotted Deer. The sanctuary has started a tiger-conservation project called 'Project Tiger' that is an initiative from the Indian Government.

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: There are no airports in the surrounding areas. The airport is getting constructed in Shimoga. Air travelers have to make use of one of Mangalore, Hubli or Bangalore airports.

Nearest Railway Station: Tarikere lies on the Bangalore - Shimoga railway line and there are trains from Mysore and Bangalore which stop at Tarikere on the way to Shimoga.

Road: Lakkavalli dam site is well connected by road network. Lakkavalli dam site is equidistant from Bhadravathi as well as Shimoga. But the drive from Bhadravathis is very picturesque.

Accommodation: The Jungle lodge has started the resort inside the Dam site area and is called River Tern Lodge. Nice place to stay. It offers the best service at a good price and generally booked over the weekends.

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