Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Hyderabad

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam | One of the best places to visit in Hyderabad

LocationTelangana, Hyderabad (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings:- This dam opens on all days except Friday - 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 01:30 pm. Entry fee:- Rs 20 for adults and Rs 15 for children.
Place TypeBridge & Dams, Monuments
Place visit withFriends, Solo, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitSeptember, October, November, December

About Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located on the Krishna River, about 150 kilometers (93 mi) from Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. It extends to the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The dam was constructed between 1955 and 1967. It was a joint effort between the Government of India and the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The objective of this project was to provide water for irrigation, hydroelectric power generation and to control floods in the Krishna River basin. The dam stands at a height of 124 meters (407 ft) and spans a length of approximately 1,450 meters (4,760 ft). It is one of the largest masonry dams in the world. The dam and its surrounding area have become a popular tourist destination. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is frequently visited for its scenic beauty, boating facilities and nearby Ethipothala Waterfalls.

Architecture of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

The dam is 124 metres (407 ft) tall from its deepest foundation and 1.6 kilometres (5,200 ft) long with 26 flood gates which are 13 metres (42 ft) wide and 14 metres (45 ft) tall. It is jointly operated by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Interesting facts about Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

  • There is a museum near the dam that provides information about the construction of the dam, its impact on the area, and the history of the area.
  • Nagarjuna Sagar also hosts the Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, which is home to various wildlife species including tigers, leopards and various types of deer.
  • Tourists can enjoy a boat ride on the Nagarjuna Sagar Lake, enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding hills and lush greenery.
  • Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is not only an important infrastructure project for irrigation and power generation, but also an important tourist destination, offering scenic beauty, recreational activities and a glimpse of the engineering achievements and agricultural prosperity of the region.
  • It is a place where engineering, nature and tourism meet.

How to reach Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

By Bus:- The nearest bus stand to the dam is Nagarjuna Sagar Bus Station which is at a walking distance of 10 minutes.

By Rail:- The nearest railway station to the dam is Macherla, which is at a distance of 23 kilometers. From here, you can easily go to the dam by taking an auto.

By Air:- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is at a distance of 153 kilometers from the Dam. You can easily go there by booking a taxi from here.

Nearby famous places

  • Ethipothala Waterfall
  • Nagarjuna Konda
  • Anupu
  • Macherla
  • Srisailam
  • Srisailam Dam
  • Nallamala Forest
  • Vijayapuri
  • Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Telangana, Hyderabad.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam: Timings:- This dam opens on all days except Friday - 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 01:30 pm. Entry fee:- Rs 20 for adults and Rs 15 for children..

𝒜. You should visit Nagarjuna Sagar Dam during September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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