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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam: If the company of nature incites the best in you, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in Andhra Pradesh is one the best places in the country to visit. A mix of amazing scenic beauty and creation of science, this dam is a symbol of a couple of goals accomplished in the state. Knowing Andhra Pradesh would rather be incomplete if you don’t know what Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is all about. Here is a small brief: Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of the earliest dams built for bringing in the ‘green revolution’ across the nation. It is about 150 kilometers away from Hyderabad, the state’s capital, in Nalgonda district.

Its over 65 years that Jawahar Lal Nehru had laid the foundation stone of the world’s largets masonry dam. Built across the river Krishna, the dam consists of the Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir which has a capacity of around 11,472 million cubic metres. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is approximately 490 feet tall and 1.6 kilometers long. It has 26 gates. It is worth mentioning here that this dam is one of the first hydro-electric projects and multi-purpose dams in the country. This dam supports the national grid with its electric power and provides irrigations water to five districts including Khamman district, Nalgonda District, Guntur District, Prakasam District and Krishna District.

At the time when the foundation stone of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was being laid, Jawahar lal Nehru termed it as the stepping stone of the nation’s prosperity and an initiation of the series of ‘modern temples.’ The dam has truly served as a modern temple for the nation and is still considered incomparable as far as its structure and usability is concerned. So, if you are planning a trip to Andhra Pradesh, a visit ot Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is a must.

It is a place where one can witness the success of the country and be proud. But Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is way beyond just that. People visiting to Andhra Pradesh take time out for Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, the ‘picnic’ spot. Yes, over the years, the place has emerged into a fascinating tourism destination and an amazing weekend getaway for the people of Hyderabad and adjoining areas. The place has its own rustic flavor and ensures your proximity to nature till you are there.

The place is peaceful and serene. The only noise that is made at Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is by the waters of River Krishna (if you would like to term that sound as noise). Nagarjuna Sagar Dam speaks volumes about developed India. Not only a beautiful chapter of history, but the dam shows progressive side of the nation, where development is not just a thought.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of reasons to be proud of the country, that is why it is termed as one of the seven wonders of India.

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