Kabini Dam is built over Kabini River (Kapila) and is located near Beechanahalli Village, Heggadadevanakote (H.D.Kote) taluk.
It was built in 1974 and is 58 (190 feet) meters in height and 696 (2,284 feet) meters in length.
The catchment area is spread over 2141 square kilometers.
Steps lead you up the dam and the view of the reservoir from here is breathtaking.
You can check the gates from which the flood waters are released.
The release water continues its journey towards Tamil Nadu basin and drains into Bay of Bengal.
When the dam was built, it submerged 22 villages, 14 colonies, 6950 acres of forest, and 8,870 acres of agricultural land.
A huge backwaters was created in the submerged forest area, which is now part of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary.
Other interesting places around:
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
Old Ganesha Temple on the Kabini River bank
Type of place: Dam
Situated: Beechanahalli village, Mysore District, Karnataka
Distance: 50 Kms from Mysore
Transport: Well connected by road, nearest rail head is Mysore
Facilities: Nil. Staying options available at Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary