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Ranjit Sagar Dam, Pathankot

Also famous by the name of Thein Dam, Ranjit Sagar Dam is a prominent tourist attraction in Pathankot. It is a huge earthen dam that stands on the River Ravi that flows near the borders of Jammu & Kashmir. This dam is a part of the hydroelectric project that is located near the city of Pathankot. Ranjit Sagar Dam, due to its geographical location, it has been recorded as the highest earthen dam in the Indian subcontinent. It is an ideal place for spending a day’s itinerary.

 

It Is Known For:-

1) Ranjit Sagar Dam is the highest earth-fill dams in India and has the biggest diameter of the penstock pipes in the country.

 

2) This dam has a height of 225 feet and a length of 2,024 feet. It has a total capacity of holding 3,280, 000, 000 m3.

 

3) Due to the construction of this dam, the irrigation of fields and generation of hydroelectricity has benefitted the rural dwellers.

 

4) It is blessed with the charming surroundings that serve as the spot for watching the flow of waters from a safe distance.

 

Best Time To Visit:-

Ranjit Sagar Dam is a remarkable tourist spot. It attracts numerous people from entire Pathankot. It is a place that doesn’t require a specific season for visiting. It can be visited throughout the year.

 

There is no fee charged from the visitors but, throwing the litter in the waters in a punishable offense.

 

Reaching There:-

To reach Ranjit Sagar Dam, an individual can hire the service of the local taxis, buses, and shuttles that ply in plentitude on its route.

 

Nearest Railway Station:- Pathankot Railway Station

Nearest Airport:- Pathankot Airport

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