Ramtek Dam is an earth fill dam on Sur River which is near Ramtek, Nagpur district in the state of Maharashtra in India. Ramtek Irrigation Project is locally and popularly known as "Khindsi Lake". Ramtek Dam was constructed as part of irrigation projects by the British in the year 1923.
The height of the dam above lowest foundation is 22.2 m (73 ft) while the length is 229 m (751 ft). The volume content is 1,300 km3 and gross storage capacity is 105,130.00 km3. The main purpose of making the Ramtek Dam is to provide sufficient water for irrigation of crops in this region. Project has a Spillway of other type. Length of the spillway is 57.7 m (189.3045 ft), the spillway is un-gated. It has catchment area of 21.3 thousand hectors.
Tourism in Ramtek Dam, Sur River
Khindsi Lake located just 5 kms from Ramtek. This beautiful lake surrounded on all side by verdant forests, is a must see. Trekking aside, the big attraction here is water sports, choose from motor boats, pedal boats, rowing boats or even water scooters theres really no better way to take in the scenic beauty of the place.
Boating, water sports, restaurant and resort are available largely at Khindsi Lake. It is central India's largest boating center and amusement park with lakhs of tourists visiting every year. Now-a-days almost all the water bodies make for good picnic spots.
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