Hirakud Tourism

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Hirakud is a small township located in Sambalpur in Odisha. It was a Notified Area which finally included along with Burla in Sambalpur city to obtain the Corporation tag. It was earlier a village which came to the industrial limelight in 1956 when Hirakud Dam was built and thereby clearing the path for industrial growth in this earlier known rustic small township. Presently, this town is known for being industrialized with a few of the largest companies, to cite as example is the HINDALCO. Hirakud Dam, with its potential for irrigation and production of hydroelectric power, has also been able to attract tourists for it being the largest manmade artificial lake in Asia and one of the longest and largest dams in the world. It has been constructed on the Mahanadi river between the Gandhi Minar in North and the Nehru Minar in the South which connects these two well known hills. The shoreline spans around 640 km.At the base of Hirakud Dam Burla power house present with generating capacity 290MW.

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A place in India, Hirakud is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Hirakud can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Hirakud*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hirakud

    Know the pollution level of Hirakud before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Hirakud: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hirakud for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hirakud.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Hirakud - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 82.81 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 83.62 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.6 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hirakud

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hirakud

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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