A MODERN WATER-SPORTS' COMPLEX
Popularly known as Dhalipur Lake, Asan Barrage, created in 1967, was developed By Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), as a water sports complex in 1994.
Located at a distance of 43 kms from Dehradun-Chandigarh-Shimla Highway, this lake was created as a result of the construction of the Asan Barrage, at the confluence of the river Yamuna & Asan, through Dhalipur Power House.
Fed by river Asan and the discharge channel of Yamuna, through Dhalipur Power House, the lake is perenially filled with water. Offering a host of facilities for water sports, Asan Barrage is a must-visit, for every water sports freak. The water sports include water skating, motor boats, water skiing, sailing, boating, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, paddler's rides, as well as two hovercrafts and two powerboats.
The place is a wonderful destination for sports facilities and also has catering and staying facilities. For wildlife lovers there is an added bonus during winter months, for migratory birds can be sighted in the vicinity. The wetland attracts a large number of tourists regularly from Dehradun and adjoining areas.
14 kms. from Asan Barrage is Dakpathar, an aquatic complex with a swimming pool, located at the foothills of Shivalik Hills and on the bank of river Yamuna. The tourist bungalow here is also an ideal resort in winters.
Summer: Max : 38°C ; Min : 14°C
Winter: Max : 21°C ; Min : 2°C
Rainfall: 250 cms from June to September.
Main attraction: Migratory Birds From Eurasia.
Area: 4 sq. Kms.