The Tunga dam built across the Tunga River is a marvelous sight for the visitors. Tunga Dam is about 535 meter in length. Sakrebayalu Elephant training camp, another popular travel spot for people especially kids is near this dam, which is only about 3 Kms.
Tunga dam is in a place called Gujanur which is on the way from Teerthahalli to Shimoga. The dam is well operated and maintained. It is one of the best picnic spots in Shimoga district for enjoying family trips.
The dam is 10 kms away from Shimoga city and is just a 20 minute drive from Shimoga towards Teerthahalli. Local bus transportation services are also available to Tunga dam . The nearest railhead is also only 12 km away in Shimoga main city.