Thursday, August 4, 2011

How to reach Almatti Dam from Bangalore

Almatti Dam is a dam project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka, India on Bangalore- Bijapur highway. Almatti dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna project, an irrigation project. The project, when allotted for private initiative was estimated to cost Rs.1470 crores. Subsequently, KPCL took up the project at an estimated cost of Rs.674 crores and completed the project at a cost of Rs.520 crores in a period of 40 months by July 2005. Almatti is at the edge of Bijapur and Bagalkot districts. But geographically, it is included in Bijapur district. Large areas of Bagalkot district have been submerged due to dam back waters. The dam is allowed to store 42.19 TMC of water while at the height of 52.25 meters.
How to reach Almatti Dam: Almatti Dam is sitiated on Bangalore- Bijapur higway and best way to travel is by KSRTC which takes 5 Hour journey from Bangalore, frequent buses are available from bangalore.

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