Attention all adventure seekers and water babies!
Are you ready to witness something truly astounding and magnificent? Look no further than the Tehri Dam, the highest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world!
This engineering marvel draws water from two great rivers of the Himalayas, Bhagirathi and Bhilangana, to provide irrigation, daily chores, and 1,000 megawatts of hydroelectricity. And let’s not forget, it’s also a fantastic tourist destination in Garhwal!
But what really sets Tehri Dam apart are the water sports activities available for visitors. Say goodbye to jet skiing only at beaches, because now you can experience it between the Himalayan ranges! Water skiing, water zorbing, and kayaking are also on the menu, with the opportunity to live in a houseboat and parasail over the waters of Tehri Lake.
And of course, we can’t forget about the ultimate thrill of water rafting through the Bhagirathi river!
The history of the Tehri Dam construction is a story of perseverance and determination. Despite financial and social obstacles, the dam finally came to fruition after various delays and setbacks. The 855 ft high rock and earth-fill embankment dam overlooks the Bhagirathi River and is part of the Tehri Hydropower Complex, which provides irrigation and drinking water to various areas in India.
So pack your bags, grab your safety jackets, and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime! Tehri Dam is waiting for you with open arms (and plenty of water sports activities)!