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Mahi Dam, also known by the name of Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam is a massive dam with 16 gates built across the Mahi River in the Banswara district of southern Rajasthan. This colossal dam is a part of hydroelectric power generation and water supply projects. Interestingly, this is the longest dam and the second largest dam in Rajasthan.
Information on Mahi Dam-
The construction work of the dam got initiated in the year 1972 and got accomplished 11 years later in 1983. It has a water-holding capacity of around 281.5 meters behind the defensive power of 16 gates.
Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam has a power plant with a capacity of 140 MW with the help of four Francis type turbines comprising of two 25 MW and two 45 MW variations.
This dam has a height of 43 meters (141 ft) and a length of 3,109 meters (10,200 ft) making it the longest dam in Rajasthan. It has a huge catchment area of around 6,149 sq.km.
Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam is named after Jamnalal Bajaj, who was an Indian industrialist known for establishing the Bajaj Group of Companies in the 1920s.
The panoramic view of water filled up to the brim, till the end of our sight is genuinely splendid with the added beauty of greenery in the monsoons.
How to Reach Mahi Dam?
ADDRESS- Ramgarh, Banswara, Rajasthan.
PIN Code- 327026
The dam is located in Ramgarh village at a distance of about 18 kilometers from the city center of Banswara district.
Mahi Dam is located at a distance of about 18 km from main district and is easily accessible by roads through private vehicles.
The nearest railway station is Ratlam at a distance of about 65 km from Banswara. The Banswara district does not have its own railway station.
Banswara Bus Stand is the nearest bus stand at a distance of about 16 km from the dam.
No Entry Fee is charged for visiting this spot.
No bars on the visiting hours, but try to wind up before it gets dark.
Try to have a visit to this place during the seasons like the monsoon, when the gates might be open for enjoying the mesmerising views.
Prefer to have a trip by private vehicles to avoid getting any last-minute rushes for buses and all.
Have some good camera with you to capture the moments forever and make the trip a memorable one.
The scene of gushing water to great heights during monsoons is really soul soother, the sound of water directly reaches the roots of our heart and the scintillating vibes reside in our minds to rejuvenate us forever.
Dams like this one are a good spot to realize the productive power of water in electricity and irrigation along with a source of entertainment and tourism. Simultaneously, these teach us the power of nature in form of high water levels during monsoons. Hence, respect mother nature!!
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