Thu. Dec 9th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Gobind Sagar Lake Bilaspur – An Embodiment of True Himalayan Beauty

Gobind Sagar is located in the districts of Bilaspur, which is 83 km away from Anandpur Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. One of India’s largest and world’s highest gravity dams, Bhakra-Nangal Dam, is built on the bank of Gobind Sagar.

Gobind Sagar Lake is an artificial reservoir built in 1976; its source is the hydel dam at Bhakra. One of the world’s highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam, is perched at 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Its reservoir – the Gobind Sagar – is 90 km long and encompasses approximately 170 sq km. The dam was dedicated to the nation by the late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on November 20th, 1963. Named after the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh and Gobind Sagar were confirmed as a waterfowl harbour in 1962. Numerous ornithologists and nature lovers are thereby attracted to this place.

Some of the major species include Tor Putitora (Mahasheer), Labeo Dero (Gid), Mystus Seenghala (Singhara) and mirror carp. Department of Fishers at Bilaspur gives licenses for fishing here. During October and November, a variety of watvarioustivities are organized by the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation. Tourists can enjoy water-skiing, sailing, Kayaking and water-scooter racing on the turf of Gobind Sagar.

The place is of vital importance for the Sikh people, as Guru Teg Bahadur established it.