Dholbaha Dam is an important dam in Punjab built for the purpose to control floods and for irrigation. This dam is built on the “Dholbaha khad” River in the Hoshiarpur District of Punjab.
This Dam was completed in the year 1987.
I made a visit to Dholbaha dam this year. It is not a busy tourist spot but its beauty will definitely mesmerize you. So if you are nearby the Hoshiarpur or Jalandhar district of Punjab then you should have a glimpse of this beautiful site.
To give you an overview of this site, I have designed my article in FAQ format to make things easily understandable & navigable.
What is the historical significance of Dholbaha?
Dholbaha is an archeological site which exists since prehistoric times. Based on the dating analysis of artifacts found here, it is opined that Dholbaha was one of the sites of early inhabited sites of the world.
Most of the discoveries from the Gurjara-Pratiharas and Paramaras dynasties can now be viewed at the Hoshiarpur Archeological Museum.
Location of Dholbaha Dam
It is situated on the outskirts of village Dholbaha in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab state in northern India and is surrounded by hilltops. The nearest famous city near this dam is Hoshiarpur. The construction of this dam was completed in the year 1987. This dam is used for the purpose of irrigation, hydroelectricity, and flood control.
Things to do at Dholbaha Dam
A lake is formed in between these mountains creating a beautiful landscape view for visitors.
There is a cemented path on the dam from where one can watch the beauty of the lake, mountains, and green lush vegetation.
One can spend 2 to 3 hours in the peace and can enjoy nature here. Most of the people come here to spend their evenings. Sunset can also be observed in the evening time.
How to reach Dholbaha dam?
Hoshiarpur is well connected with all means of transport and you can reach here by adopting anyone out of the following ways:
By Road: Hoshiarpur has a very good network of roads & is connected to major cities of Punjab, Chandigarh & Himachal Pardesh. The nearest major city is Jalandhar. Dholbaha dam is at a distance of approximately 30 KM from Hoshiarpur city. You can easily book a cab/taxi or bus to reach Dholabaha Dam from Hoshiarpur or Jalandhar. A direct bus to Dholbaha dam is not available.
By Train: Hoshiarpur Railway Station is not a busy station & is connected to a very few places in Punjab. Limited trains run from Hoshiarpur Railway Station. For more information and booking the train, you can visit the official website of IRCTC or download the app IXIGO.
By Air: Amritsar International Airport is the nearest airport to Hoshiarpur. Which is at a distance of approximately 100 KM from Hoshiarpur. You can book your tickets through Makemytrip.com or IXIGO app which I personally use.
Which is the best time to visit this Dam?
The best time to visit the Dholbaha dam is from November to March as the weather remains cool and pleasant. In other months, the weather remains hot and humid which is not suitable.
Entry Fee & Timings
There is no entry fee to visit this dam.
You can visit this spot from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Hotels Near Dholbaha Dam
You can book your stay in Hoshiarpur city to visit this place & other tourist spots in the nearby area. To book your stay you can use the booking.com app.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog about the Dholbaha Dam. If you have any other questions or concerns about visiting this dam, please comment in the comment box. I will be glad to answer your queries.
Thank you for reading, I am always excited when one of my posts is able to provide useful information on a topic like this!
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