Bhakra Nangal dam is located at a distance of 115 kms from Chandigarh The Dam is a combination of Bhakra dam and Nangal dam.
Bhakra Dam which is situated at about 10 kms from Nangal, is Asia’s biggest dam. It is 225.55 m (741 ft) high above the deepest foundation. The dam was constructed with an aim to provide enough irrigation facility to the region of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. In its rear a huge reservoir is formed called as ‘Gobind Sagar‘ named after Guru Gobind Singh. Water sports in Gobind Sagar have been added to make it a good tourist spot. On the downstream, the dam is flanked by two power houses.
There is a subsidiary dam known as Nangal Dam which is 1000 feet long and 95 feet high and is meant for diverting water into the Nangal Hydel Channel. In this way, the Nangal Dam holds up the water of Satluj River coming from Bhakra Dam and forms an artificial lake of 6 km length.