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Kamleshwar Dam Wildlife

Kamleshwar Dam - Wildlife

The Kamleshwar Dam is a rocky mound situated on the Hiran River in Visavadar in the state of Gujarat. It particularly falls in Talala taluka of Gir Somnath district. Kamleshwar Dam is a classic dam on the river Hiran and is formally known as the Hiran-I Dam. The Dam is situated inside the Sasan-Gir National Park in the western part of the forest in its very centre. You can visit the Kamleshwar Dam during one of your wildlife safari rides. 

There have to be dams wherever there are rivers and so this dam is built above one of the seven rivers that drain in the area of the Gir National Park. These 7 rivers are the Shingoda, Raval, Godavari, Macchundri, Hiran, Datardi and Saraswati.  The Kamleshwar Dam is built over the river Hiran out of all these 7 rivers.The Kamleshwar dam is widely referred to as the life line of Sasan Gir as the dam has solved the water and irrigation hassles of the town. The completion of the Dam was done in the year 1959 majorly for the purpose of irrigation. It is also a breeding ground of swamp crocodiles of Gir along with being a pit stop of various distinct species of birds as well.

The Kamleshwar Dam is the biggest construction in the Gir forest and also the significant lifeline for flora and fauna of the local ecosystem. The reservoir was created as a dam as the major reason to construct it was to create a dam. Also, the dam is very much known for its population of various rare species of birds and marsh crocodiles.

If you are touring inside the Gir National Park, then you do not need to go out or anywhere else to view the Kamleshwar dam. You will be shown in your tour inside the Gir National Park where the dam is. Also, the tourist guide along with you will point out to you some general facts associated with the Kamleshwar Dam which will increase your knowledge quotient and build your interest in the dam even more.

You will get an opportunity to explore various kinds of distinct species of birds of various breeds along with crocodiles, antelopes, deers and  a lot more.The view of the Kamleshwar Dam and its surroundings will totally mesmerize you as you will love to see it from the watch tower located on the bank of the river. 

You will witness a panoramic view of the park as well as of some settlements within the Gir National Park from the watch tower. So, keep your cameras ready with you to capture the mesmeric scenes around you in your cameras.And, also you just cannot miss the route of the Gir National Park which goes through the Kamleshwar Dam.

The Kamleshwar dam is a major tourist attraction located inside the tourism zone of the Gir forest. The tourists going on lion safaris inside Gir forest from Sasan pass on the bunk of the dam and get left captivated by the scenic valley of Hiran river flowing below the dam.

The Gir forest and few of the other protected areas spread all over the places Gir Somnath, Jinagadh, Amreli and the districts of Bhavnagar in the region of Saurashtra which is believed to be the only natural home of the Asiatic lions in the whole world. In fact this region is the only place outside Africa where a subpopulation of wild lions exists. A visit to the Kamleshwar Dam can also be combined with some very beautiful tourist attractions that are spread across the city.

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