Gajanur Dam is Situated 12 km from Shimoga. The river Tunga flows in the village and the dam is built on this river.
The place is a famous picnic spot and is hardly 10 km from Shimoga district.
It is a sight to behold when the elephants are trained and bathed.
The gajanur dam itself is an engineering marvel. It is 770 m long and has a spillway of 334 m.
The security system in here is very strong and one need not worry much while exploring the place.
Due to high security people are banned from visiting across a certain level.
The best time to visit the place is from post monsoon and winters.
How to Reach
Bangalore - Tumkur - Arsikere - Shimoga - Gajanur
Exact Location: It is hardly 12 km from Shimoga district.
Nearest Town: Shimoga (12 km).
Distance from Bangalore: 293 km
Best Time to Visit: Post Monsoon and Winters.
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