Pancheshwar Dam

About Pancheshwar Dam

Pancheshwar Dam is a rock-fill dam which is  being constructed on the Sarda River (also known as Mahakali in Nepal), which  forms the international boundary between India and Nepal. 

Indo-Nepal BorderThis dam includes area of Pithoragarh, Champawat & Almora
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Note: Currently this Dam is under construction

Pancheshwar Dam in Champawat

With a staggering  height of 315 meters, Pancheshwar Dam will be one of the tallest dams in the  world. Upon completion, it will become the second largest dam in the world with  a power generating capacity of 5600 MW. With a reservoir area of 72 sqkm, the  dam is supposed to provide 2,59,000 hectare of irrigation facilities in India  and 1,70,000 hectares in Nepal.

History of Pancheswar Dam

Pancheshwar Dam is the part of the  Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project (PMP). The project was, in turn, a part of the  Mahakali Treaty signed between India and Nepal primary aimed at energy  production and augmenting irrigation. While the project was proposed in 1981, not  much progress could be achieved in the following years due to several issues  between the two countries. In 2014, the Indian government signed a MoU with  Nepal government signaling significant progress in the project. 

Location & How to Reach Pancheshwar Dam

The Pancheshwar dam site is located about 2.5 km down stream of the confluence of Mahakali and Sarju rivers near the famous Pancheshwar Temple in Champawat district of Uttarakhand. The dam site can be visited from 10 am to 5 pm.

Read How to Reach guide for Champawat.

What is Pancheshwar Dam famous for?

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

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