The Salal Dam and Lake

Cuddled in the picturesque setting in the west of the pious Vaishno Devi, 95 kilometers from Jammu, is the Salal Dam and Lake. Commissioned in 1970 by the yesteryear’s Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, this dam is India’s first dam to be built on a rock pedestal, and Jammu’s largest hydroelectric project. With the capacity of generating 400 MW power, it supplies electricity to the Northern Grid of India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Behind the dam is a beautiful 33 kilometer long lake that captivates the audience with its wonderful reflections of the sun’s rays.

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