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Madhya Pradesh Kerwa Dam
Located at mere 15 kilometers distance from prominent city of Madhya Pradesh state of India, the location of Kerwa Dam is indeed major landmark in this region. Its exact location is in Kotra Sultanabad area where one can find ample options to explore and enjoy time holidaying or picnicking in nature’s lap. The visitors of this place usually like to arrive here in the rainy season due to low water levels in that period, and so do they choose summertime to visit this dam or nearby places.
Importance of Kerwa Dam is equally noticeable due to its uniqueness of being the perfect eco-tourism destination that turns this area including the dam most sought after in the state. Natural beauty and wilderness of this area keeps it a prominent location to explore as a tourist and feel closeness to nature unlike maddening crowd in the urban localities in the nearby Bhopal city.
According to historic counts this reservoir cum dam houses total area of 69 sq. km which also includes its catchment area. An important purpose of this project was to construct it to cater to water needs of the city of Bhopal especially while the season turn dry in summers. Kerwa Dam therefore remains striking place being surrounded with beautiful hills and greeneries which add value in its environment to make it an ultimate location for holidaying experience as part of Bhopal hangouts on the short notice for locals. Those arriving from rest parts of country too find it best accessible for it being closest to the Bhopal city at a distance of mere few kilometers.
Well planned strategy was brought into practice while Kerwa Dam project had been launched. The purpose was to maintain it as one of the notable eco-tourism sites in India. That is why one witnesses green forests, trees, scrubs and flowers in this area surrounding the dam. Those visiting this place are charged nominal entry fees from Kerwa Eco-Tourism Development Society to ensure better maintenance of this place and to promote its tourism value besides the original purpose of facilitating the irrigation and hydroelectricity generation project.
Effect of the Project
Most important effect of Kerwa Dam project is that it has resolved one of the biggest issues of water crisis in nearest metropolitan city of Bhopal for whose development this project was shown green signal. It caters to that important need besides other roles which are equally admirable and can’t be ignored. They include establishment of entertainment park nearby this dam where large chunk of children enjoy great time holidaying and involve in adventure roles from thumps to slides and fountains et al. Means for various adventure activities are also there in and around this dam where people of all age groups enjoy good time.
Steps have also been taken through the Kerwa Dam project to generate power to maintain self-reliance in the power sector.
Tapping Dead Storage Potential
Kerwa Dam project is known for its huge trapping dead the storage potential for which project planners would have explored best avenues. They also availed most suitable options for this purpose and ensured that this dam acts as an all in one and genuine solution in the form of a dam to serve the country.
Nearby areas connecting Kerwa Dam has much to offer to tourists who also enjoy best time in this dam while they visit this location. Some important locations that keep this region apart as far as its tourist value is concerned are as follows:-
- Lakshmi Narayan Temple
- Birla Museum
- Jama Masjid
- Shaukat Mahal
It is a place from where one can visit to national parks, prominent sanctuaries and of course this dam to make best use of time through visiting heritage destinations besides enjoying flora and fauna. The palaces and forts are other attractions not to ignore during visits.