After the wonderful trip to the village of Sanchi, the next place we visited was the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The place that we visited in Khandwa was Indira Sagar Dam. The dam is
actually a multipurpose project, which is located on the Narmada River. The foundation stone of this project was laid by then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi and hence, it is named after her as
the Indira Sagar Dam.
The project provides irrigation in more than 1200 square kilometers of land. The dam in terms of storing the water has the largest reservoir in India. It is also a major source of production of hydro electricity in Madhya Pradesh.
There are many dams in Madhya Pradesh and it is the biggest of them. It was part of the Sardar Sarovar Project. Dams are also responsible for rehabilitating many people and it is said that close to 250 villages were affected due to construction of the dam and they were rehabilitated and later resettled in other parts of the state. Dams as said by Nehru were the temples of Modern India but the flip side is that this has also been a state sponsored violence against the local communities whose livelihoods were deeply affected due to the construction of dams and other projects.
As a tourist, this is another great place to spend an evening with friends and family because of the lovely and serene surroundings. The gushing
of the water makes the climate very cool and in the evening it is a nice place to hang out with friends and family. There are many places where one can click pictures of the places surrounding
the dam. It is yet another engineering marvel of India and has benefitted the state. The dam has also increased the tourism and economy of Khandwa districts as many tourists come to see the
beauty of this dam.
We clicked some amazing pictures of this dam and the surrounding areas, which looked lush green. It is a good place to visit with your family near Bhopal. After the trip to the Indira Sagar Dam, we went to visit one last place in Madhya Pradesh due to its religious significance, which was the Dada Dhuniwale Darbar Mandir.