Lake / Backwaters
#24 of 24 Places to Visit in Khajuraho
Distance (From Khajuraho): 29 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Place Location: Inside Panna Tiger Reserve
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 29 km from Khajuraho and 50 km from Panna, Gangau Dam is a natural dam situated at the confluence of the Ken and Simiri rivers, in Madhya Pradesh. Situated inside the Panna Tiger Reserve, Gangau Dam is one of the popular picnic places for the people of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
The Gangau Dam is an engineering marvel of the British Era in India built between 1909 - 1915 at the confluence of Ken and Simiri rivers in the deep forests of Panna Tiger Reserve. There is a tunnel from one end to the other. Walking through the tunnel is once in a lifetime experience. The dam is abandoned but the condition is still great.
Offering beautiful views of surroundings, this place is an ideal destination for nature lovers, anglers and the adventure lovers. Surrounded by Panna National Park and Gangau Sanctuary, this dam is thronged by various species of migratory birds during winter season. The land in the surrounding areas of the dam are very fertile, hence, the revenue authorities offer irrigation facilities to the local villagers for cultivation of the land. As the flow of water in the Ken River is stopped by this dam, tourists can enjoy water sports activities such as angling and boating.
The best time to visit is during the monsoons when the rivers are in full flow.