Places To Visit In Nagarjuna Sagar

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1. Ethipothala Waterfall

Ethipothala Waterfall
Must visit 3.4 /5

11 km
from city center
1 out of 5
places to visit in Nagarjunsagar

A sight of sheer beauty and excellence, Ethipothala Waterfall serve as another major attraction of the town. It is originally a popular mountain stream which falls from a height of nearly 21.3m into a lagoon.

2. Nagarjunasagar Dam

Nagarjunasagar Dam
Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 5
places to visit in Nagarjunsagar

World's largest masonry dam protected with 26 gates measuring 14m in height and 13m in width, Nagarjunasagar Dam located in Nalgonda District is built across River Krishna. The dam attracts a huge number of tourists owing to its great magnificence as well as the cover of dense green surrounding it offering a captivating view.

3. Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 5
places to visit in Nagarjunsagar

A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife buffs, Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Srisailam and is often referred to as Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Sanctuary.

4. Nagarjunakonda Museum

Nagarjunakonda Museum
3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
4 out of 5
places to visit in Nagarjunsagar

Nagajunakonda Museum is cradled amid a man-made Nagarjunasagar Lake on an island of Nagarjunakonda. This Buddhist museum is packed with the collection of various Buddhist structures and artifacts excavated during the construction of the dam.

5. Macherla

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17 km
from city center
5 out of 5
places to visit in Nagarjunsagar

Perched at an elevation of around 136 m, the town of Macherla is site famous for an ancient temple. Lying on the banks of River Chandra Vanka in Guntur District, the temple ChennakesavaSwamy temple was first constructed under the rule of Haihaya Kings during 13th century AD.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Nagarjunsagar?

Make sure you are wearing a comfortable pair of shoes, carrying a backpack with the pre-requisites for a picnic, a camera and some touristy vibe as you set out to explore Nagarjuna Sagar. The thing about this place is that it's all about the vibe. There are fewer things to do and see but expect a long day of gasping at the beauty and impeccable heritage preserved in various corners here ever so beautifully. Spend the first half of your day the Nagarjuna Sagar. It's more than just a dam if you read and explore the place, there are so many interesting things about this dam that a few hours will pass away in the blink of an eye. It could be interesting to see how the irrigation system is run, how electricity is produced and fascinating how the dam is playing a physical boundary between adjacent states.

After lunch, you could take a boat ride to Nagrjunakonda, a small island and learn about the ancient history and excavations retrieved from here. Keep around two to three hours for the Ethipothala waterfall which is formed by the coming together of three streams namely Nakka Vagu, Chandravanka Vagu and Tummala Vagu. Further ahead, you can check out the crocodile breeding centre and the Ranganath and Dattatrey temple which is at walking distance from the waterfall. End your day in the nearby town of Machrela by getting to know the local culture, people and cuisines of Andhra Pradesh.

If you have an extra day in your hand, you could head to the Nagarjuna Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Srisailam. Spread across 3568 sq km, this sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1983. The area covers almost five local districts and is a home to animals like langurs, jackals, macaques, monitor lizards, soft shells turtles and marsh crocodiles. Not just animals, it can be a delight for birdwatchers to be able to spot as many as 150 species of birds like grey hornbills and pea fouls. You can find accommodation in the form of hotels and guest houses within the sanctuary.

How can I commute within Nagarjunsagar?

Being a small town, the best way to commute in the town is via a taxi which is easily available. The ride is convenient and though a bit expensive, is quite faster than other alternatives. However, make sure you plan your trip in right time of the year keeping weather conditions in mind. Other than that, the town of Nagarjunasagar is sure to offer several unforgettable memories.
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