Supa Dam Overview

Built across the river Kali in Karnataka, Supa Dam makes for an incredible visit for the tourists in Dandeli. The dam has been known for hydroelectric power generation and offers a picturesque landscape for everyone to relax and unwind. 

Along with electricity generation, Supa Dam is known for providing the important irrigation waters to the farmers and has also become one of the popular sightseeing places in Dandeli. The dam has been named after the God of Forests called Suparulu and encompasses mind-blowing surroundings that constitute thick jungles and splendid gushing of river waters. 

Supa Dam is a popular picnic spot in Dandeli and offers people a great time to enjoy with their friends and family. The visitors at Supa Dam can also engage in a number of enthralling water sports like boating and water scooting when they are in Dandeli.

Location: Supa dam is located in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.

Best Time to visit: The months from June to December are the best to visit Supa Dam

Entry fee: N/A

Timings: The day time is most preferable for going to Supa Dam

Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The dam is at a distance of 25 kilometres from Dandeli bus stand 

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Located in Joida Taluk of Dandeli, the Supa Dam marks its reputation as a hotspot for the travelers of Dandeli. Since ages, the Supa Dam has been acknowledged as one of the leading hydroelectric power generation plants in the town. The other significance of the dam construction has been availing the dam water to the nearby farmers to meet their irrigation needs.

So, if you are curious about how the irrigation system works, it is a golden opportunity for you to broaden the spheres of your knowledge reserves. You can get along with some technical expertise or even the local farmers to understand the mechanism of both hydroelectric power generation and irrigation facilities available here.

Apart from its commercial importance, the dam has been blessed with a picturesque backdrop to sit, relax, and unwind yourself. Due to its economic and cultural aesthetics, the location has become a popular sightseeing destination in town.

There’s a tremendous mythological belief which names this dam as Supa Dam. It has been named after Suparulu, who once was praised as the God of Forests by the locals staying nearby. As the route that leads you to the exact location of the Supa Dam trespasses thick jungles, listen to the gushing sound made by the water of the rivers that flow there.

It feels as if the rivers there screams to chop off the extreme silence that otherwise guards this tranquil destination. Enjoying water scooting and boat riding activities here are the simplest way to hang out with your friends, families, and relatives.

How To Reach

Supa Dam of Ganeshgudi is situated at a distance of 20.8 km from the city center of Dandeli. You can either for a self-drive if you have your private vehicle or opt for a hired taxi ride. A one-way taxi trip will charge you anything between 650 to 850 INR.

If you are a long-distance traveler:

The nearest airport to Supa Dam:
Hubli Airport is located at a distance of 80 km (2 hours and 09 minutes).

The nearest railway head to reach Supa Dam:
Londa Railway Station, which is located at a distance from 27.4 km (43 minutes drive via road).

The nearest bus stand from Supa Dam:
Ganeshgudi, which is located at a distance of 1 km.

Best Time To Visit

Supa Dam is all year round destination to be enjoyed with your friends, family, and relatives. However, it is often advisable not to visit the dam during peak monsoons as the change in the weather conditions may raise the Supa Dam water level. This might turn out to be risky and life-threatening.

Other Essential Information


Supa Dam, Ganeshgudi, Joida Taluk, Dandeli.

Entry Fee:
You do not need to pay any entry fee to seek easy access to the Supa Dam of Dandeli.

The dam of Supa at the Dandeli has a height of around 101 meters from the ground level.

Tips For Visiting Supa Dam

Some tips for visiting the Supa Dam for the first time:

- It is a picturesque destination with numerous beautiful backdrops of thick forests and gushing rivers and rivulets. Make sure to carry your personal DSLR or your smartphone to capture some cherishing moments of your journey. 

- As your way to the Supa Dam trespasses thick forest covers, you are advised to wear light to carry clothes and a pair of good with a good grip.

- You need to keep yourself hydrated throughout the visit. Although there are numerous rivulets nearby, it is always advisable to carry your own water. 

- Carry some quick bites to eat as you won't find anything near the Supa Dam.

- You can carry a mat if you want to sit and relax along the banks of the dam for some time and enjoy the warmth of nature.
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