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Srisailam Dam, Srisailam Overview

One of the main centres of attraction for the town, the Srisailam Dam in Telangana is also one of the 12 largest hydroelectric projects in India. A blend of uninterrupted natural beauty and engineering genius, the Srisailam Dam emerges out of the verdant greenery of the Nallamala Hills to mark its presence. It is built across unrelenting verve of the Krishna river and is nestled in a deep canyon, surrounded by forests and sceneries, finding a home in the sound of gushing and falling water. The road up to the dam is a scenic beauty too, and the view of the Srisailam Dam is a humbling sight to behold.

One of the best things to do around the site of the Srisailam dam is to spend some quality time with your friends and family as you look over to the gurgling waters of River Krishna. The view from the top of the dam is an astonishing sight, especially when the water is released and you can see the might of its flow right in front of your eyes. Owing to its natural charms, it is a delightful destination for nature enthusiasts and photography lovers as well. A weekend picnic to this attraction is an instant fix from the stress of face-paced city life.

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History of Srisailam Dam

The foundation of the Srisailam Dam was laid down in the year 1960 with a focus on it being a power generation project. After 21 years of meticulous work, the dam saw completion in the year 1981 when in 1987 the second phase of construction was undertaken to convert the site into a multipurpose project with a capacity to generate additional 770MW of power.

Architecture of Srisailam Dam

The imposing structure of Srisailam Dam is perched on a massive height of 300 metres above sea level. The edifice itself is 145 metres in height and 512 metres in length. It has a capacity to hold a massive volume of 178.74 Tmcft and up to water level of 885 feet, and 12 individual radial crest gates provide an outlet for the same. Equipment-wise, the Srisailam Dam has six reversible 150 MW Francis pump-turbine systems on the left side of the river bank, while on the right side there are seven 110 MW Francis turbine generators. The entire assembly provides water to an area of 2000 square kilometres.

Activities in Srisailam Dam

There are a number of activities that you can pursue in Srisailam Dam. For starters, a walk around the dam can is the perfect way to explore the area around. Another interesting way to explore the destination is by the means of the ropeway that exists here. Sliding over the structure of the dam, the bird's eye view of Srisailam is breathtaking. Boating in the Krishna River is a wonderful activity to pursue as well.

Best Time To Visit Srisailam Dam

The best time to visit Srisailam Dam is during the monsoon season when the river is blessed with the bounty of water and the entire scenery is wrapped in sublime beauty.

How To Reach Srisailam Dam

Srisailam Dam is situated only 14 kilometres away from Srisailam Bus Stand and you can easily take any one of the buses that operate between Srisailam Dam and nearby towns. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Srisailam or Hyderabad to drop them directly at the dam.

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Sudipta Roychoudhury

on Srisailam Dam 4 years ago
Water level is really low now. All the gates are closed. Not a good time to visit.
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