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Yagachi, Hassan


Yagachi Dam is one of the prime attractions of Belur, located at a distance of 45 km from Hassan District. The dam was built in the year 2004 with the main objective of meeting drinking water and irrigation requirements of Hassan, Chikmagalur and Belur districts.

A wide reservoir, which lies at an elevation of 965 feet above sea level, has been constructed across Yagachi River (a tributary of Kaveri River). The outflow of the water in Yagachi Dam is 4300 causes and inflow is about 4500 causes. The site is guarded by policemen due to Naxal threats.

Recently, Yagachi Water Adventure Sports Centre was set up in backwaters of this dam in order to attract maximum tourists. Therefore, travellers can undertake various water sports activities here, namely banana boat ride, cruise boat, speed boat, kayaking, jet skiing and bumper rides, to mention a few. Apart from these activities, this place is ideal for tourists who are looking forward to spend time amidst peaceful surroundings.