Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam is built against a small stream, a tributary of river Cauvery at Hadgur village. The dam is 846 meters long with a height of 47 meters. The dam attracts large crowd during the monsoon season when the gates are opened and the water is released. It is one of the popular sightseeing places in Coorg  The backwaters are spread across several acres with small islands in the middle and thick forest on the banks.

Harangi Dam is an interesting place to visit for those who need some seclusion from the crowd and want to spend more time with nature. This dam is located in Hudgur village near Kushalnagar and is built across the River Cauvery. Harangi Dam is located at a distance of approximately 36 km from Madikeri. Agriculture is the main occupation in this part of the country, so to meet the water demand for irrigation this dam was built.


Harangi Dam is the first dam to be built across the River Cauvery and formed by masonry-dam built across the river Harangi, a tributary to Cauvery. This reservoir has a height of 47 metres and a length of 846 metres with the capacity of 8.50 TMC feet. 

Harangi Dam is one of the most popular visiting places for its seclusion and bedazzling natural beauty. It is one of the most famous picnic spots in coorg for its natural relaxed and soothing atmosphere. Besides, another attraction of this place is the architectural pattern of the reservoir. Apart from the dam you can also go further and visit other places that have their own breathtaking beauty in natural setting.

The place is comparatively less crowded and thus is perfect for those looking for some seclusion and private time with the nature. Soothing environment with gentle breeze greets as you enter the area around the dam. The best time to visit the dam is during the months of August to September. During this time, the reservoir is completely filled with water creating for a picture perfect setting.

By Air

There is no airport in Kodagu district.The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport located about 137 km away from Kodagu. Mysore domestic airport is the nearest from Madikeri located about 121 km away. Kannur International Airport is located about 120 km away from Madikeri

By Train

There is no railway station in Kodagu district.The nearest railway stations to Madikeri (district headquarters, Coorg) are, Mysore Hassan and Mangalore of Karnataka State and Thalassery and Kannur of Kerala state.

By Road 38km from Madikeri