water adits - shrinagar dam construction (india)

Adits at the Shrinagar Dam construction site on the Alaknanda River (India)

I believe that those are intake adits that will bring the water to the power house on the other end of the tunnels.­

This is one of the 14 operational or under construction hydro power projects on the Alaknanda river, which is one of the headstreams of the Ganges river.­

adits alaknanda valley construction hydro electric infrastructure shrinagar dam tunnels
National Highway 58, Sweet, Uttarakhand 246174, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­