Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Andhra Pradesh: One of the highlights of your trip to Nagarjuna Sagar is the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. Stretching across the mighty River Krishna, the first sight of the dam evokes a feeling of awe, significance, brilliance, praise and definitely leaves you astound for the engineering excellence it has been built with. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the tallest masonry dam in the world built across the world s largest man-made lake/reservoir! in Andhra Pradesh State.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam has left and right canals called as Bahadur Canal and Jawahar Canal that are used for irrigating over 2, 000, 000 acres of land of the surrounding regions. The sheer size and enormity of the dam is about 124 metres tall and about a kilometre long. It has 26 crest gates through which millions of gallons of water gush out when the water level in the lake increases. This is one of the remarkable sights and a feast for the eyes. Whenever the gates are opened, large crowd from all over the nearby places throng to see this spectacular sight.
Four kilometres away from the dam is the view point where you can get the panoramic view of the dam and the picturesque region at its foot. You can also go to the power station, which is one of the earliest hydro-electric projects in India. There is a small lawn just outside this power station from where you can have view of the dam at its foot.