Sapua Dam, New Tourist Destination On Horizon In Odisha

Dhenkanal: The tagline of Odisha tourism- scenic, serene, sublime clearly epitomises the beauty of Sapua Dam. Around 90 km from Bhubaneswar, the check reservoir is situated in Hindol block of Dhenkanal district.

The architectural structure of this concrete barrage is framed in the shape of a snake. Even its current holding name ‘Sapua’ literally translates into snake.

The beauty of this dam is overwhelming. It attracts thousands of tourists during every picnic.

The dam was originally built as a medium irrigation project by the Water Resource Department of Odisha, across a local nallah called ‘Sapua’ under the Mahanadi basin. This was reciprocally linked with the naming of this reservoir as ‘Sapua Dam.’ The dam was compled in 2006.

Once a barred area, now this zone has turned out to be the first choice for camping, sightseeing and picnic by tourists. It is also surrounded by an adjacent dense saal forest, which gives it an edge.

“The footfall increased in the past few years but lacks basic facilities. The government should come forward and make the necessary arrangements,” said Sai Divya Behera, an engineering graduate and native.

People from all across the state come here with families to behold the scenic beauty of this place and to spend some quality time.

Rajesh Behera, a biker from Dhenkanal town said, “Sapua Dam is a good choice for daredevils. The government should repair the roads as they are becoming very dangerous.”

As news of the beauty of this place is spreading, many adventure lovers are rushing towards this destination to get a glimpse of this ethereal place.

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