Kota Barrage, Kota, Rajasthan

kota barrage

Kota Barrage is a dam built over the Chambal river in the city of Kota, located in the region of south-eastern Rajasthan. This astonishing dam controls the water of Chambal after it is released by the previous three dams of Gandhisagar Dam, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, and Jawahar Sagar Dam. Hence, it is the fourth one in the series of Chambal Valley project.

Image By- @_rj_click_

Information on Kota Barrage-

This huge Kota Barrage consists of a total of 19 massive iron gates that have the capacity to hold the pressure generated by such a high volume of water of River Chambal.

The area benefitted by the dam known as the catchment area is around 27,332 sq.km for this dam.

The construction work of the dam was accomplished in the year 1960 and the inauguration of the dam was done by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

The dam has its base mainly filled up with the earth’s soil and stones and then the safety covering of concrete.

The water stored by this dam is mainly used as a supply to the Kota Thermal Power Station which converts it to steam by the heat of burning coal and thus, electricity production is done through steam energy of water.

Kota Thermal Power Station

But the hot water that comes as a waste from the Thermal Plant is directly discharged to River Chambal that destroys the natural habitat of aquatic species. This is a serious issue that the government should look upon.

According to a treaty, 50% of the total water stored by Kota Barrage is diverted to Madhya Pradesh through canals, for the purpose of irrigation.

Recently, a new bridge over the Chambal River has been constructed parallel to Kota Barrage for the movement of vehicles because the date up to which the bridge of Barrage was considered safe was expired.

Image By- @dslr_walaa

During the monsoons, the gates of the dam are opened upside to release the water downstream which gives people a next level audacious experience while beholding the rare view of high-water levels with much rage and sound. Thus, monsoon is the best time to plan a visit to Kota Barrage.

Kota Garh Palace is a tourist attraction of Kota and is located very close to the Kota Barrage, so do have a visit to this heritage site too if you visit the dam.

A pigeon feeding zone has been constructed where one can give food to them and enjoy the fascinating scene as they fly off in a group of hundreds of pigeons together. The moment becomes worth capturing.

How to Reach Kota Barrage-

City Buses generally do not operate on this route so it would be better to opt for private vehicles or autorickshaws.

The closest railway station is Kota Junction at a distance of about 11 km from the barrage. It is well connected to almost each and every part of the country.

The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airport which is about 240 km from Kota. Kota Airport is not connected efficiently with other cities.

Pigeon Feeding Zone

Travel Tip-

Do not lean yourself down from the bridge while clicking pictures as there are chances of harm to your life.

Obey all the instructions and rules of the authorities present there during the water discharging from the dam.

Location on Map-

Places to visit in Kota-

cv garden
Posted inKota

CV Garden, Kota, Rajasthan

Featured Image By- @vijay.dhingraCV Garden, also known by the name of Chhatra Vilas Garden is one of the most beautiful and huge gardens of Kota city in the southern Rajasthan. It is visited by a  Read More »

sai baba temple kota
Posted inKota

Sai Baba Temple, Kota, Rajasthan

Feature Image SourceSai Baba Temple of Kota is a shrine dedicated to the peace-loving saint Sai Baba who always preached silence to people. The temple is located just adjacent to the famous heritage fort of  Read More »

godavari dham
Posted inKota

Godavari Dham, Kota, Rajasthan

Featured Image Source Godavari Dham is a temple complex in the Kota City of Rajasthan. The temple dedicated to the Balaji form of Lord Hanuman Ji is very impactful in the lives of its devotees.  Read More »

abheda mahal
Posted inKota

Abheda Mahal, Kota, Rajasthan

Featured Image by @iaqibkhan Abheda Mahal is among the top few places in the list of tourists who visit the Hadoti region of Rajasthan. It is located in the educational city of Kota and local  Read More »

hanging bridge kota
Posted inKota

Hanging Bridge, Kota, Rajasthan

Hanging Bridge of Kota is a spectacular bridge over River Chambal that has no pillars to support in between the river. The bridge is completely suspended over the cables that hold it. This famous marvel  Read More »

kota barrage
Posted inKota

Kota Barrage, Kota, Rajasthan

Kota Barrage is a dam built over the Chambal river in the city of Kota, located in the region of south-eastern Rajasthan. This astonishing dam controls the water of Chambal after it is released by  Read More »

gopal niwas bagh
Posted inKota

Gopal Niwas Bagh, Kota Rajasthan

Featured ImageGopal Niwas Bagh is yet another beautiful garden located in Kota city of Rajasthan. The garden is located in front of the Naga Ji Ka Bagh and Kshar Bagh in the famous Nayapura area  Read More »

traffic garden kota
Posted inKota

Traffic Garden, Kota, Rajasthan

Featured Image By- @theutkarshphotography Traffic Garden is located adjacent to the famous Chambal Garden is another scintillating park that attracts people of Kota for their picnic celebrations. The park was mainly built to fulfill the  Read More »

ghatothkach circle kota
Posted inKota

Ghatothkach Circle, Kota, Rajasthan

Featured Image Source- Ghatotkach Circle also known as by the name of Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Circle has now become one of the most attractive places of Kota, Rajasthan. The main attraction of this circle is  Read More »

Posted inKota

Ganesh Udhyan, Kota, Rajasthan

Ganesh Udhyan is a breath-taking garden complex that boasts of its grandeur and splendid beauty and is located near the Khade Ganesh Ji Temple in the Kota city of Rajasthan. This garden has various attractions  Read More »

Posted inForts, Kota

Garh Palace, Kota, Rajasthan

Featured Image SourceGarh Palace Kota is a fort cum palace situated in the Kota district of Rajasthan. This place, also known by various other names like City Palace, Kota Garh, and Kota Fort, was founded  Read More »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: