Kalagarh Dam

About Kalagarh Dam

The Ramganga Dam also referred to as Kalagarh Dam, is an earth and rock-fill embankment dam built on Ramganga River about 3 km upstream of Kalagarh in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. 

This dam is located within Jim Corbett National Park. Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited is the owner of this dam. The construction work of Ramganga dam began in 1961 and was completed in 1974.

Corbett National Park3 kms upstream of Kalagarh
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Kalagarh Dam in Corbett National Park

Kalagarh Dam is an embankment dam built on Ramganga River, a tributary of holy river Ganga. It is located on the periphery of Corbett National Park. The dam provides electricity to the park. The Kalagrah dam is a scenic place where many migratory birds visit during the winter season. One can have a sweet escape at this place and procrastinate amidst the splendour of the quaint surroundings.

The Ramganga dam is 128 m (420 ft) tall, 715 m (2,346 ft) long and has a structural volume of 10,000,000 m3(13,079,506 cu yd). The nearest city to this dam is Lansdowne.

Location of Kalagarh Dam

Kalagarh Dam is located in Corbett National Park ( 3 kms upstream of Kalagarh).

Location & How to Reach Kalagarh Dam

Kalagarh Dam (also known as Ramganga Dam) is situated within the Jim Corbett National Park. Visitors can reach the dam easily as it is located just 5 kms from the Kalagarh village. The nearest place to Jim Corbett Park is Ramnagar buses ply from various northern cities including Delhi. Nearest railway station from Kalagarh is Dhampur at distance of 46 km. Located 123 kms away, Pant Nagar is the nearest airport.

Read How to Reach guide for Corbett National Park.

What is Kalagarh Dam famous for?

Kalagarh Dam is popular place for following activities/ interests - Dams and Reservoirs.

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