Location: One of the famous ancient man-made structures in India, Shimsha Dam is built across the river Shimsha in the Kunigal Taluk of Tumkur district.
Description: Shimsha Dam is renowned among native people by the name “Markonahalli Dam”. The dam is an evidence of technology and architecture of historic India. Built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the dam was constructed with the main motive of supplying water for irrigation purposes, covering about 6070 hectares of land. One must visit this one of the country’s tallest structure, measuring about 139 m high. Also famous for its wonderful location, the dam offers spectacular views of gorges and surroundings landscapes. In 2000, the dam saved a lot of lives by preventing floods and during this some part of it got demolished. Despite of this, people do not miss the opportunity to capture the photogenic sights of this dam, which is flocked by huge number of people during the tourist season in South India. You must visit this ideal destination and view the gorgeous mountains, waterfalls and villages of Simsha region from great elevation of 914 meters above sea level.
Activities: Shimsha Waterfall, located near to this dam, is a must visit attraction, known for its imposing beauty.