Located in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Prade, Gandhi Sagar Dam is one of the major dams built on the Chambal River. It is a gravity dam of 62.17 metres height and has 7.322 billion cubic metres gross storage capacity. Completed in 1960, the dam has a 115-MW hydroelectric power station with its reservoir area being the second largest in India. The dam is noted for the migratory and non-migratory birds that flock here.
Places to Stay
Gandhi Sagar Dam does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available. Budget hotels such as Tourist Motel (Tariff – Rs. 650 onwards) can be found in the nearby Neemuch district
The official language of Gandhi Sagar Dam is Hindi. The alternative languages spoken are English and Punjabi.
Some of the major local festivals celebrated in the area include Madai Festival (February), Shivratri (February/March), Khajuraho Festival (February/March), Bhagoria Haat (March)and Tansen Music Festival (November/December).
Places of Interest
Chaturbhuj Nath Temple (8 km away), Morwan Dam (24 km away), Bhadwa Mata Temple (20 km away), Bhanwar Mata Temple (27 km away) and Bhanpura Museum (30 km away) are some famous tourist spots situated in Neemuch near Gandhi Sagar Dam.
How to Get There
Kota Airport (101.1 km away) is the nearest airport to Gandhi Sagar Dam.
Shamgarh (22 km away) is the nearest railhead to Gandhi Sagar Dam.
Kota, Neemuch and Mandsaur are the nearest bus stands to Gandhi Sagar Dam which is connected through various bus operators to places such as Mansaur, Indore, Ujjain and Ahmedabad. Gagan Tourist, Vishwakarma Tours & Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency are few good bus operators that provide services at affordable bus tariffs. If you don’t have the time to go to a counter, book bus tickets online with just the click of a mouse.