Gularbhoj Dam

About Gularbhoj Dam

Gularbhoj is a small village in the  Gadarpur Block In Udham Singh Nagar (named after the revolutionary Indian  freedom fighter Udham Singh) District in Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand. The  village consists the famous Gularbhoj Dam or Haripura Dam which is used for irrigation  purposes. The dam has been constructed beautifully and is a renowned tourist  spot in the area.

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17 km from Rudrapur
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Gularbhoj Dam in Rudrapur

The dam is surrounded by dense forests and there is a wide variety of animals that can be seen here. Gularbhoj dam consists of three Jalashay (reservoirs) namely Baur Jalashay, Haripura  Jalashay, and Nanak Matta Jalashay. All the jalashay have their own specialties and offer incredible views to the visitors. It is also known as Haripur Dam as well.

The construction of Gularbhoj Dam had begun in the year 1966 on Bhakra River and was completed in the year 1975. The total area of the dam is more than 30 km and covers forests and villages.

Haripura Jalashay is filled with beautiful scenery and is ideal for fishing and angling. You can find a variety of fishes like Rohu, Catla, and even crabs here.

Baur Jalashay is the most scenic of all the jalashays and is ideal for people visiting the Gularbhoj Dam for recreation. There is a beautiful park to roam around and good restaurants which serve delicious foods. Most of the tourists visit this region of Gularbhoj Dam.

Visitors can also engage in water sports here as a water boat facility has been provided by Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam.

Significance of Gularbhoj Dam

Gularbhoj Dam holds great economic significance in Gularbhoj and its neighboring villages such as Degaon, Musabangar,  and Bajauniyahaldu. The dam is a vital source of water supply for irrigation in these villages.

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Location of Gularbhoj Dam

Gularbhoj Dam is located in 17 km from Rudrapur.

Location & How to Reach Gularbhoj Dam

Gularbhoj is located at a distance of just  17 kms from the district headquarter in Rudrapur. It is located at a distance of just 33 km and 39 km from Kathgodam and Nainital.

By Road: Buses to Rudrapur, Kathgodam, and Nainital are easily available from Delhi and major cities of Uttarakhand.

By Train: The nearest railway station from Gularbhoj is Gularbhoj Railway Station, Rudrapur City Railway Station, and Lal Kuan  Junction Railway Station located at a distance of 3.5 km, 16 km, and 21 km respectively.

By Flight: The nearest airport from Gularbhoj is  Pantnagar Airport located at a distance of 18 km from Gularbhoj.

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What is Gularbhoj Dam famous for?

Gularbhoj Dam is popular place for following activities/ interests - Dams and Reservoirs, Picnic Spots.

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