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Linganamakki dam

Linganamakki dam


The Linganamakki dam was constructed by the Karnataka State Government in 1964. Located in the Sagara taluk, the dam has a length of 2.4 km, stretching across the Sharavathi river. It is located about 6 km from Jog Falls.The dam was designed to impound 4368 million cubic meter of water in an area of around 300 kmĀ².It receives water mainly from rainfall and also from the Chakra and Savahaklu reservoirs, which are linked through Linganamakki through a canal.Behind the dam is a large reservoir. The discharge from the dam can be quite heavy. When the dam's sluice gates are closed upstream from Jog Falls, it is possible to walk down into the fall's ravine.The Linganamakki dam is very huge and even here photography is not allowed. The dam premises is very well kept and maintained neatly. From the dam you could see the same lovely sight of forested islands and hill slopes clothed with evergreen forests.Around Jog There is also the splendid view of the Linganamakki dam

Location info:

Address:Located in the Sagara taluk.
District: Shimoga
Nearest City: Kargal town
Best time to visit: Monsoon



The Linganamakki dam was constructed by the Karnataka State Government in 1964

Interesting things to do:

  • Amazing bird's eyeview.
  • Amazing sites can be viewed.
  • Amazing Hills.

Interesting things to Visit:

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore to Shimoga
Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport
Road Transport:Got to go through Shimoga,KSRTC bus

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Baba budain (BB) Giri hills
  • Bhadra wildlife sanctuary / Project Tiger
  • Sharavathy valley wildlife sanctuary.
  • Kargal town
  • Agumba

Nearest Petrol Pump:


Jewel Rock Hotel in Shimoga

Things to carry:

Mineral water,food ,clothes, if on a picnic then carry things for playing some games.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at Shimoga
Society/Community Phone Number