Enjoy Nature by the side of Gobindsagar
A calm and serene spot in Bilaspur
Created in 1976, Gobindsagar Lake is a grand man-made lake on river Satluj. The reservoir falls in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh and is 90 kms long covering an area of approximately 170 sq kms. The beautiful reservoir named in honor of Guru Gobind Singh the Tenth Sikh guru has been created by the huge hydel dam at Bhakra- one of the highest gravity dams. It is maintained by Bhakhra Beas Management Board. The main attraction is the partial view of submerged temples that rise above the surface only when the water level drops considerably, mostly, in the winters. Out of 28 submerged temples, it is said that 12 were of great archaeological significance as they date back to 8th and 9th century CE. Considering the historic importance of these temples they were declared monuments of national importance and will be repositioned.
The water throws very interesting shades of blue. It is a calm and serene place where you can enjoy nature by the side of water which looks beautiful and is surrounded by green hills on all sides. Boating facilities are also available at Bhakra ferry point and fishing is also practiced commonly. The reservoir has become a popular tourist destination and is a great relaxation spot, and also serves as a hotspot for water sports.