Kamleshwar Dam, Gir Forest

CategoryDam

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressKamleshwar Dam, Gir Forest, Gir Somnath, Gujarat.

pincode362135

DistrictGir Somnath

About Kamleshwar Dam, Gir Forest

Transportation

BY ROAD Gir National Park is around 55 km from Junagadh City, the most common base for making a visit, and 348 km from Ahmedabad and 156 kms from Rajkot. The Reception centre is at Sasan Gir, and has a Forest Guest house maintained by the forest department, nearby the railway station

BY RAIL One can travel by Rail to Junagadh from Ahmedabad or Rajkot and then take a 55 km road trip on bus or taxi to Sasan Gir or can come via local trains from Junagadh city.

BY AIR Person can come via flight up to Rajkot or Ahemedabad

History

The Kamleshwar Dam, officially known as the Hiran-I Dam, is a rock-fill embankment dam on the Hiran River in Visavadar, Gujarat, India. The dam is located within the Gir Forest National Park and was completed in 1959 for irrigation purposes. The reservoir created by the dam is known for its bird and crocodile populations.


The Kamleshwar Dam is situated within the Sasan-Gir National Park, in its very centre. This dam is built over one of the seven rivers that drain in the area of Gir Sanctuary. These rivers include Shingoda, Raval, Godavari, Macchundri, Hiran, Datardi and Saraswati. Kamleshwar Dam is built over Hiran River. It is also referred to as the life line of Gir. It is the breeding site of marsh crocodiles of Gir along with being the halt point of many species of birds.

Famous for

This dam is situated within Gir Lion Sanctuary and one can visit this place during one of the wildlife safaris. The dam is built on Hiren River .The catchment area is quite big and quite a number of crocodiles are found there . We spotted a few on the bank basking in the afternoon sun. The view is quite beautiful and from the watch tower situated on the bank we had a panoromic view of the park as well as of few settlements within the gir sanctuary.


A brief stopover in the park during wildlife safari


A visit to Kamleshwar Dam can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Sasan Gir is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Sasan Gir and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Kamleshwar Dam will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Sasan Gir .

Best time to Visit

During WINTER or Between November to March

Best time to Go

During Day

Distance of nearest cities

  • Somnath
    to
    Ahmedabad
    406km
  • Somnath
    to
    Ambaji
    585km
  • Somnath
    to
    Amreli
    164km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bharuch
    546km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bhavnagar
    277km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bhuj
    399km
  • Somnath
    to
    Dahod
    580km
  • Somnath
    to
    Dwarka
    230km
  • Somnath
    to
    Gandhinagar
    434km
  • Somnath
    to
    Himmatnagar
    485km
  • Somnath
    to
    Jamnagar
    269km
  • Somnath
    to
    Junagadh
    79km
  • Somnath
    to
    Mehsana
    480km
  • Somnath
    to
    Morbi
    489km
  • Somnath
    to
    Palanpur
    552km
  • Somnath
    to
    Porbandar
    129km
  • Somnath
    to
    Saputara
    784km
  • Somnath
    to
    Surat
    642km
  • Somnath
    to
    Valsad
    709km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Talala and thier inquiry no. is, 02877222352

Nearest Railway Station is Talala and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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