Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Trip
Location : Nagarjuna Sagar
Famous For : Tallest Masonry Dam In The World
Ideal Time To Visit : October To February
¤ A Popular Picnic Spot
One of the tallest masonry dams of the world, the Nagarjuna Dam
irrigates over 10 lakh acres of land in Guntur, Prakasam, Nalgonda,
Khammam and Krishna districts. It is located on the borders Guntur -
Nalgonda districts. The construction of the dam was completed in 1966.
This mighty dam is 124m high and 1-km long. It is built across the
river Krishna and has one of the largest networks of canal systems.
There is also a lake here, which is one of the largest artificial
lakes. The Nagarjuna konda island emerges out of this lake.
The relic of an Buddhist settlement has been renovated on the right
bank of the reservoir. On a trip to this lake, oen can see pious
stupas, viharas, monasteries, a university and a sacrificial altar.
¤ Major Attraction Around The Dam
The lake near the dam is the third largest artificial lake in the
world. It is located 4-km away from the dam. This dam provides some
exotic views of the outstandingly beautiful landscape. Here you can
also see an idol of Lord Nagarjuna, placed on a tower, very near to
¤ Other Attractions
Apart form the lake, there are many other attractions around the
Nagarjuna Sagar like Ethipothala waterfalls, and the densely forested
Srisailam Wildlife Reserve. There is also the famous Buddhist relics
and an exquisite museum, located just a 20-minute ride away by a
motorboat across the river Krishna. The dam offers some eye pleasing
views during attracting innumerable tourists to take a trip to the
¤ Reach Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
By Air : The nearest
airport is at Hyderabad (150 km).
By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Macherla about
20 kms away from Nagarjuna Dam.
By Road : Regular bus services from Hyderabad , Guntur and
Vijayawada are available.