Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Hyderabad

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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Given below is information on Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Location:
150 Kilometers from Hyderabad, on Krishna River.
How to Reach:
Well connected by roads. Hire local transport to reach here.
Main Attraction:
Ethipothala waterfalls, Srisailam Wildlife Reserve, boat ride on Krishna River.

One of the tallest masonry dams of the World, the Nagarjunasagar Dam in Hyderabad supplies water and irrigates over 10 lakh acres of land in Guntur, Prakasam, Nalgonda, Khammam and Krishna districts. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located on the borders of Guntur and Nalgonda districts. The edifice of this dam was completed in the year 1966. This mighty dam reaches to a staggering height of 124 meters and is 1 kilometer long. It is built across the Krishna River and has one of the largest networks of canal systems.

A Lake emerges from just behind the dam, which is the third largest artificial lake. The Nagarjuna Konda Island surfaces out of this lake. The historical remnant of a Buddhist settlement has been refurbished and it lies on the right bank of the reservoir. One can see pious stupas, viharas, monasteries and a sacrificial altar in the Buddhist abbey. The Lake is situated 4 kilometers away from the dam. There is also an idol of Lord Nagarjuna, positioned on a tower, very near to the dam. The Dam has a beautiful landscape and looks strikingly scenic.

Besides the lake, there are other attractions around the Dam like Ethipothala waterfalls, and the densely forested Srisailam Wildlife Reserve. There is also an exquisite museum, located near the dam that can be reached by boat.