Nagarjuna Sagar dam is the tallest masonry dam in the World, located on the border of Guntur - Nalgonda districts. The dam was completed in 1966 and it is 124m high and 1-km long. It is built across the river Krishna and has one of the largest networks of canal systems irrigating over 2,000,000 acres of land in Guntur, Prakasam, Nalgonda, Khammam and Krishna districts.
Lake: The lake, which the dam straddles, is the third largest manmade
lake in the world. 4-km away from the dam, is the viewpoint, where a
panoramic view of the amazing landscape, is simply a feast to the eyes.
One can find the image of Nagarjuna, on a pylon not too far from the dam.
There are many places of tourist importance near Nagarjuna Sagar like Ethipothala waterfalls, and the thick forest of the Srisailam Wildlife Reserve. This reserve is part of Project Tiger, and supports a variety of animals, birds and reptiles.
A 20-minute ride by a motorboat across the river Krishna attracts tourists for its Buddhist relics and a fine museum. During the floods in Krishna, the dam is a spectacular sight and attracts a lot of tourists.
Rail: Nearest railway station is at
Road: Regular bus services from Hyderabad , Guntur and Vijayawada are available.
Andhra Tourism Department has few cottages,
which are managed by Executive Engineer, Nagarjunasagar dam unit. Other
options for accommodation over here include Project House, Vijay Vihar
complex, guesthouses and Youth Hostel.