Nagarjuna Sagar Travel Gudie
Location : 150 kms from
Attractions : Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Ethipotala Waterfall,
Nagarjuna Konda , Ideal Time To Visit : October To February
¤ Nagarjuna Sagar, An Important Buddhist Site
The town of Nagarjuna Sagar is located150 km away from Hyderabad and
is located between the cities of Guntur and Hyderabad in Andhra
Pradesh. It is one of the major Buddhist sites of India. Here, there
is a famous dam, which is one of the largest dams built in Asia. It is
one of the earliest hydro-electric projects of India. Definitely, a
must visit travel site.
¤ The Town
This destination is regarded as one of the beautiful travel places in
India. The town was also called Vijayapuri, the city of victory in
ancient times. Named after the Buddhist saint Acharya Nagarjuna,
presently the Nagarjuna Sagar area is divided into three settlements,
Vijayapuri (commonly referred as V.P.South), Pylon and Hill colony.
¤ Attractions In Nagarjuna Sagar
The exotic island of Nagarjuna konda emerges out of the artificial
lake of the Nagarjuna Sagar dam. There is a Buddhist museum situated
at Nagarjunakonda, having a good collection of Buddhist relics and
structures discovered in excavations, when the dam was being
constructed. These remains date back to the 3rd century AD. Andhra
Pradesh Tourism Department runs boat service to this island from
Vijayapuri or Nagarjuna Sagar.
The Ethipotala waterfall is located around15 miles away from
Nagarjuna Sagar. This lies on the way to Macherla. This beautiful
waterfall is equipped with facilities like guest houses, etc.
Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife sanctuary is one of the most important sanctuaries in
Andhra Pradesh. The sanctuary also boasts of a Project Tiger Reserve.
Apart from the mighty tiger, a variety of animals, birds and reptiles
are also found here.
¤ Reach Nagarjuna Sagar
By Air : Hyderabad is the
nearest airport to Nagarjuna Sagar. It is located 150 km away.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Macherla, about
24 km from Nagarjuna Sagar.
By Road : There are regular buses from Hyderbad, Guntur and
Vijayawada to Nagarjuna Sagar.