The Tehri Dam of Uttarakhand is the highest dam in India, 2nd highest in Asia and 8th highest in World. It is on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, India.
Tehri dam is being built by THDC India Ltd. The dam is expected to generate about 2400 megawatts of electricity. The total cost associated with the Tehri Dam project is around Rs 8000/- crores.
One of the Asia’s largest and highest dam, it offers a sight that is both astounding and magnificent. It also serves as the worlds largest hydro electrical project drawing water from two great rivers of the Himalayas Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. The place is a must visit offering a sight of massive dam with stagnant water and high mountains on all side and can be reached via well maintained roads.
The Tehri Dam is the tallest dam in India and one of the tallest in the world. Located on the foothills of the Central Himalayan Seismic gap and built across the famous River Bhagirathi, the Tehri Dam is one of the significant attractions of Tehri-Garhwal and is considered one of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects.