T.B. Dam, or Tunga Bhadra Dam, is a reservoir constructed
across the Tungabhadra River, near the town Hospet in Karnataka. The dam serves
multiple functions as it controls irrigation, electricity generation, flood
control and much more. Today it is a joint project between the states of Andhra
Pradesh and Karnataka, and serves purposes of functionality and attracts
tourists from across India as well. For those visiting for tourism, the views
from atop this reservoir are simply magnificent, and a simple walk along the
river is sure to please even the toughest critics.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at T.B. Dam with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH-47/NH-4. Continue along this road until you reach Shimoga-Harihar-Hospet Road and follow it until you reach your destination. The entire trip is just under 400KM and should take just about 6 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore T.B. Dam however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around T.B. Dam in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore T.B.
Dam as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are some things to do while exploring T.B. Dam:
Hampi: 15 KM away from the T.B. Dam is the amazing town of Hampi. Breathtaking views, incredible temples, long motorcycle drives, and rock-climbing are just a few of the amazing things to do while visiting this awesome town. If you visit the T.B. Dam, do not miss out on going to Hampi!
Picnic: One of the best ways to spend a day at the T.B. Dam is to have a picnic with friends or family. Bring a packed lunch and relax as the soothing sounds of the water crashing in the dam provide the ultimate euphoric experience.
Insiders Tip: Bring Binoculars if you want to keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife in the area!
The best time to visit T.B. Dam is directly after monsoon season, as this is when there is the most water in the reservoir.