Gobind Sagar is located in the districts of Bilaspur, which is 83 km away from Anandpur Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. One of India’s largest and world’s highest gravity Dams, Bhakra-Nangal Dam is built on the bank of Gobind Sagar.
Gobind Sagar lake is a man made reservoir built in 1976, its source is the hydel dam at Bhakra. One of the world’s highest gravity dams, the Bhakra dam is perched at an elevation of 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Its reservoir – the Gobind Sagar – is 90 kms long and encompasses an area of approximately 170 sq kms. The dam was dedicated to nation by late Pt. Jwahar Lal Nehru on November 20th, 1963. Named after the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh and Gobind Sagar was confirmed as a water fowl harbor in 1962. Numerous ornithologists and nature lovers are thereby attracted to this place.
Some of the major species include Tor Putitora (Mahasheer), Labeo Dero (Gid), Mystus Seenghala (Singhara) and mirror carp. Department of Fishers at Bilaspur gives licenses for fishing here. During the month of October and November a variety of water sports activities are organized by the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation. Tourists can enjoy water-skiing, sailing, Kayaking and water-scooter racing on the turf of Gobind Sagar.
The place is of vital importance for the Sikh people, as Guru Teg Bahadur established it.