Tuesday, 06 October 2009 04:19

Kadana dam


Kadana dam, Gujara. The primary objective to build the Kadana Dam on River Mahi was to control floods in the catchment area. It is a frequent occurring in the central Gujarat getting flooded, whenever around 10lakh cusec water is released from the Kadana dam. With heavy rains in the catchment areas of Rajasthan huge quantity of water is being released in the dam. The level in the Kadana dam has rose to 412.75 ft during the monsoon season.


Villages in Central Gujarat will be flooded again as about 10lakh cusec water has been released from the Kadana dam. With heavy rains in the catchment areas of Rajasthan huge quantity of water is being released in the dam. On the other hand there is a warning of heavy rainfall in the state during next 48 hours. This has put the administration on high alert.

According to flood control alert has been sounded in Kheda, Panchmahal, Anand and Vadodara districts. People in the low-lying areas have been evacuated. The level in the Kadana dam has rose to 412.75 ft. In the morning 4.56lakh cusecs was being released which was increased to 10lakh cusecs at 10 am.

A multipurpose composite masonry-cum-earth dam is being constructed 3 km upstream of the Kadana village situated on the banks of river Mahi. The low grade regionally metamorphosed rocks of the Aravalli system exposed around Kadana are quartzites, phyllites and meta-greywackes. The rock formations are complexly folded, jointed and sheared. The earlier part of the present work deals with the geological set up, petrography and physico-mechanical proprieties of the rocks.

Attitudes of the structure discontinuities and the nature of the rock types have been studied. Engineering geological investigations mainly deal with the properties such as bulk density, porosity, water absorption, uniaxial compressive strength, static modulus of elasticity, Poisson's ratio, ultrasonic wave velocity and dynamic modulus of elasticity.The later part of the thesis describes the model studies carried out for the foundation rock composites and the analysis of the investigations with reference to the uniaxial compressive strength and static modulus of elasticity of the composites.

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Address:Kadana dam
District: Panchmahal
Nearest City: Godhra
Langauge: Gujarati,Hindi
Best time to visit: October to March


The average summer temperature is maximum36°C and minimum23°C.  During winter the average of maximum is 30°C and minimum is 15°C. The average rainfall is 931.9mm.


Kadana Dam came up in 1979 with a 35-million dollar funding from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and the International Development Association (IDA).The dam was constructed over a period of 10 years.With a catchment area of 25,000 square kilometres and 750 millimetres of annual rainfall, this earthen and masonry dam can have a maximum discharge of about 50,000 cubic metres of water a second.

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Ram Sagar Talav:
Ram Sagar Talav is another leisure place situated at the center of the city. It has been divided into two parts and a small drainage links them. There is a landscape in the center with a statue of Swami Vivekananda placed in it. There is a fort at the north-east direction of the Ram Sagar lake.


Pavagadh hills:
Pavagadh hills located at Halol Taluka, few miles away from Godhra is a famous tourist attraction. Also known as Pavakgadh or 'fire hill' in old inscription, Pavagadh is well-known as the strongest hill fortress of ancient Gujarat. Kalika Mata Temple devoted to Goddess Kali is situated at the peak of the hill. Belonging to 10th-11th century, it is one of the most sacred center of Hindu pilgrimage. The ancient fort of Champaner, which was the medieval capital of Gujarat and seat of Chavda Kingdom is at the foot of the hill.

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Nearest Railway Station:Santrampur railway station
Nearest Airport:Baroda at(180 km) airport
Road Transport:State Godhra has a good road network with good network of State Highways. The State Transport Corporation connects it to all the major cities and towns of Gujarat and other states of the country.

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Laxmi Vilas Palace:
Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara is one of the famous monuments in Vadodara that is high on tourist value. People visiting Vadodara make it a point to visit Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. A wonderful exemplification of the Indo-Sarcenic architectural style, the palace is a majestic structure that warrants a special visit if you wish to marvel at the detailed and exquisite work from the close quarters. Indianholiday.com is your indispensable e-travelogue that provides you with all you needed to know on Vadodara’s Laxmi Vilas Palace.


Baroda Museum:
Vadodara which is also called Baroda is renowned as the garden city of Gujarat. This beautiful city has derived its name from the abundance of banyan trees. In yester years, it had once served as the capital of the royal Gaekwad Family. Today, this stunning city takes pride in its attractive palaces, parks, temples, and museums which are counted among the most sought after tourist attractions in Vadodara. However of all the different types of attractions the ones that play significant role in drawing tourist attention to the fullest extent are museums in Vadodara. The best of all the museums is Baroda Museum and Art Gallery in Vadodara.

Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum:
Also known as Baroda, Vadodara is the highly populated town in Gujarat. This beautiful town comes after Ahmedabad and Surat as per population density is concerned. It has a population of more than 1 million. It is situated on the Vishwamitri River to the southeast of Ahmedabad. It is famously touted as the Cultural Capital of Gujarat. It is a home to the gorgeous Maharaja Palace and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Today tourists in huge number flock to this city to relish the beauty and charm of the impressive tourist attractions in Vadodara. There are different kinds of the tourist attractions in the city of which museums in Vadodara are the hot favorite destinations. You must give visit to Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum in Vadodara.

Vadodara Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is a right place for the art lovers. Situated in the stunning city of Vadodra, the Museum displays amazing royal collection of 19th and 20th centuries which essentially comprises of European paintings of old masters like Raphael, Titian and Murillo plus modern Western and Indian miniature paintings, Greco-Roman exhibits and Chinese and Japanese art. It also shows an interesting collection of modern Indian art. It has a rich collection of Indian and Greco-Roman artifacts.

Sayaji Bagh:
One of the major tourist attractions in Vadodara is the Sayaji Bagh in Vadodara, the large green park whose main entrance is on the Tilak Road. The Sayaji Bagh contains a planetarium that offers a 35 minutes show daily, except on Thursday.This garden also known as the garden of Sayaji, is an extensive park sprawling over more than a hundred acres with a mini rail track around the periphery. Cheerful kids can be seen enjoying a joy ride on the toy train. Elders may also join the fun after a little coaxing of the guard.

EME Temple:
Vadodara was once the capital of the Gaekwads and they named the city Baroda, which is also used at times. Vadodara is the prime industrial city of Gujarat and at the same time a growing place of tourist interest for the tourists from the various places of India and also abroad. There are several palaces, museums and parks that are reminiscent of the rich culture and heritage of the city. Besides all these things Vadodara is also celebrated for its religious attractions and the most notable among the holy places in Vadodara is the EME Temple in Vadodara.

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