Salal Dam

Situated in the centre of Jammu's Reasi district is the stunning Salal Dam, an engineering marvel and tribute to human ingenuity. This enormous structure, which spans the Chenab River, is a representation of contemporary infrastructure in the area as well as a crucial source of hydroelectric power. Located in the Reasi district of Jammu, the Salal Dam, also called the Salal Hydroelectric Power Station, is a run-of-the-river hydropower project on the Chenab River. With a capacity of 690 MW, the dam is 113 meters high and 487 meters long. Though the dam was first conceptualized in 1920, work on it started in the 1970s, and the power plant was put into service between 1987 and 1995. The massive concrete walls of the dam rise majestically from the river below, displaying an impressive yet utilitarian architecture. The dam has created a vast reservoir that spans miles, offering a tranquil body of water set against the surrounding hills. Beyond its usefulness, the Salal Dam is particularly dear to the people who live there. It has gained popularity as a location for picnics and excursions, drawing people from all over to take in the scenery's serenity and beauty. The Salal Dam is a refuge for birdwatchers in addition to being a source of electricity. The reservoir is a wildlife and nature lover's paradise because it draws a wide variety of bird species. A visit to the Salal Dam is an unforgettable experience, whether you're admiring its engineering feats, taking a leisurely boat ride on its serene waters, or just taking in the breathtaking natural surroundings.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to November (In winter the temperature will be low)
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Jammu which is 84 kms away
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Katra which is 39 kms away
  • Distance From Road: It is situated 78 kms away from Jammu
  • Travel Tips: Picnicking, birdwatching, photography and natural walks
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