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Madurai
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 20°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 26 to 41°C
  • Winter: 18 to 32°C
  • Rain: Sept to Nov
  • Altitude: 101 m
Belgium
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 5°C -1°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Oct
  • Summer: 18 - 21°C
  • Winter: -2 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Dec
  • Altitude: 50 m
Thanjavur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 21°C 14mm
Best Season
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Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 8°C 5mm
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Majuli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 23°C 10°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All year
  • Summer: 25 to 30°C
  • Winter: 10 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 85 m
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 44mm
Best Season
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Pelling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 3°C 15mm
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Tiruchy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 20°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: November- March
  • Summer: 20 to 31°C, °C
  • Winter: 26 to 24°C °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 85 m
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: November- March
  • Summer: 20 to 31°C, °C
  • Winter: 26 to 24°C °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 85 m
Manikaran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 29°C 13°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All year
  • Summer: 15 to 20°C
  • Winter: 5 to 14°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1760 m
Mcleodganj
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 17°C 4°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 23 to 37°C
  • Winter: -1 to 17°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2082 m
Gwalior
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 23°C 7°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 48°C
  • Winter: 9 to 36°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 196 m
Ranikhet
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 8°C 1°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 48°C
  • Winter: 9 to 36°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 196 m
Bokaro Steel City
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 24°C 9°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to Mar
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 6 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 210 m (690 ft)
Rameswaram
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 27°C 23°C 0mm
Best Season
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Bhimtal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 7°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
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  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Jodhpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 10°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Pune
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 11°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)
Jamnagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 28°C 13°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)
Egypt
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 7 to 43°C
  • Winter: 0 to 18°C
  • Rain: Oct to April
  • Altitude: 2629 m
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 11°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 33°C 21°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 20°C 4°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Kolhapur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 31°C 15°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct-Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 569 m
Kaziranga National Park
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 23°C 11°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct-Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 569 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 11°C 4mm
Best Season
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Coorg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 26°C 14°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Nov
  • Summer: 19 to 34°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sept
  • Altitude: 1525 m
Jabalpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 26°C 9°C 19mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 10 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 412 m
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 14°C 3°C 76mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 16°C 7°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
Dandeli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 28°C 15°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 - 40°C
  • Winter: 10 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 472 m ( 1549 ft )
Trivandrum
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 22°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 28 to 37°C
  • Winter: 20 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 10 m
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 6°C -2°C 71mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 25°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 32°C 19°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 11°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Vadodara
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 28°C 12°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 29°C 20°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Coimbatore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 33°C 15°C 50mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 7°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Jaisalmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 24°C 7°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Puttaparthi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 30°C 17°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to Feb
  • Summer: 23 to 41°C°C
  • Winter: 14 to 31°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude: 475 m (1558 ft)
Khajuraho
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 24°C 8°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 283 m
Munnar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jan Array 21°C 12°C 16mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Aug - May
  • Summer: 19 - 35°C
  • Winter: 11 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 2400 m ( 7874 ft )

Dams - Things to do

Dams - Boon or a Bane to the Mankind

 

A large water body, cool breeze, a huge concrete structure, gushing water through the dam gates and small local eateries selling hot snacks is the scene that every visitor recollects while talking about Dams.

 

Building of Dams can easily be dated back to the ancient times of Harappa civilization, where the main purpose of building dams was for irrigation and construction. Dams that are built are used for multi-purpose reasons like control of floods... One of the major purposes of building dam is for irrigation; as dams increase the amount of water available to the farms and increases the agricultural output that is in turn added to the economical development of India. Building dam is not that easily, it takes quite a long time. In today’s world, architects and the civil engineers not only build dams for functional purpose, but also as a part of aesthetics, so that it also becomes a most popular place.

 

The Dam acts as a barrier and does not allow the water to flow downstream. Hydro power generation is also one of the main purposes of dams. The water stored in the dams generates clean electricity; i.e, electricity generated without burning of coal or any other fossils. Villages and cities downstream would suffer major property damage and loss of lives if the dams were not built. The best time is to visit these dams during monsoons, because, the area is totally green and one can actually witness the water level raising.

 

Building a dam also disturbs the natures cycle and people from the surroundings face the consequences very soon. Problems such as soil erosion and water pollution are a matter of concern.They have important economical and practical uses, but at the same time disrupts natural cycles and processes.

 

Some dams also have beautiful gardens adjacent to the water body that attracts tourists. Concrete dams and Embankment dams are the two types of dams that are seen widely built in India. Concrete dams are built by concrete in such a way that it resists the natural forces of gravity, earth-quake and water pressure. Embankment dams are the artificial water barriers which are built with semi plastic materials, soil, clay and rock. This dam has a layer of dense water proofing material that makes it erosion free. Also, this dam has a strong foundation compared to the Concrete dam and hence is erosion free and seepage free. Tehri Dam built on Bhagirathi River in the Uttarakhand is one such example of embankment dams.

 

Dams are a boon to few people, while at the same time, some people face problems because of the dam. For example – Dams store water and increase the amount of water that is available especially for those who live in upstream. People living in downstream are adversely affected, as they do not get enough water. The conflict over Cauvery river water in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is the best example that clearly proves Dam- a blessing for some people, while a curse for others.

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