Jawahar Minar and Gandhi Minar are located near the Hirakud Dam, and it is a 15 km distance from Sambalpur town. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, Inaugurate the Hirakud Dam in 1957, which is located near the Hirakud Dam in the Jawahar Minar named after him. The Minar has a plaque in memory of all the workers who lost their lives during its construction. The Gandhi Minar is over 65 feet high, where you can enjoy the spectacular view of the dam. The Hirakud Ropeway provides a connection between Jawaharlal Nehru Garden and Gandhi Minar.
Gandhi Minar provides scenic views of the dam. The Nehru parks and the large lake attract visitors to come here during winter. Jawahar Park is an awesome place for kids. The Minar gives picturesque views of the Hirakud Dam, the lake and the surrounding forests of Barapahad (Twelve Hills). Jawahar Park and Gandhi Minar are best for a family picnic near Sambalpur town. Hirakud Dam Minar is one of the most popular tourist places in Sambalpur, Odisha
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