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Alamatti Dam
The Almatti Dam is a dam project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka. Almatti dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna project, an irrigation project. Almatti is at the edge of Bijaput and Bagalkot districts. But geographically, it is included in Bijapur district. Large areas of Bagalkot district have been submerged due to dam back waters. The height of Almatti dam was been restricted to 519.66 meters by the Supreme Court. Any increase in the height of Alamatti will be owned and will be held responsible by Karnataka Government. The Krishna river conflict between Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra has been resolved by the Supreme Court and Almatti Dam is authorised to rise the height of the dam to 524 m.

Aliyar Reservoir
Aliyar reservoir is located near Pollachi town in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu. The Dam is located in the foothills of Valparai, in the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats. The dam offers some ideal gateways including a park, garden, aquarium, play area and a mini Theme-park maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation for visitors enjoyment. The scenery is beautiful, with mountains surrounding three quarters of the reservoir. Aliyar lake receives water from Upper Aliyar reservoir through the hydroelectric power station in Navamali and the Parambikulam reservoir through a contour canal.

Amaravati Dam
Amaravati Dam is at Amaravati Nagar, 25 km from Udumalpet, located in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Scantuary in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. The Amaravati reservoir was created by this steep dam. It was primarily built for irrigation and flood control and now also has 4 megawatts of electric generating capacity installed. It is notable for the significant population of Mugger Crocodiles living in its reservoir and catchment basin. The dam was built in 1957 during the K. Kamaraj administration across the Amaravati River about 25 km upstream and south from Tirumoorthy Dam. Capacity of the dam has shrunk due to siltation of the reservoir.

Amarnath Cave
Situated in the Greater Himalayas in the Anantnag District of Kashmir, Amarnath Cave is located over 3000 m above the sea level. A natural limestone cave in Bhairawa Ghati-Hills, 47 km northeast of Pahalgam in South Kashmir, where a stalagmite of ice in the shape of a Shivalling is formed during the Hindu Samvat months of Asadh-Shravana (July-August). The place is situated at a height of 5,280 metres, and is accessible with great difficulty, by the Pahalgam and the Baltal (Sonmarg) routes. Thousands of pilgrims visit these caves in the month of July to have the Darshan of Shivalings. Shravan festival is held to celebrate the formation of the ice shivling on the full moon day.

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