Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is a 1 day trip from Hyderabad, Telangana. After being locked at home for a long time, we were badly in need of some outing, but not too far from our place. I love traveling and I think if I ever win a jackpot I will spend it in traveling and explore new places. Okay, let’s stop dreaming and land to the current situation of new normal. As people are adapting this new normal, travel and tourism are also expected to be in operation. Many destinations are reopening and domestic travel is at top. People are preferring road trips to avoid public transport. So we too planned a 1 day trip during this Christmas. And from the long list of places to visit nearby Hyderabad, we decieded for a road trip to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
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Now, before taking you to the trip, I would like you to know about Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
Facts about Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
- Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is a masonry dam across the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar.
- It bestride the border between two states i.e Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is jointly operated by these two states.
- Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was the earliest project using modern method and technology to accomplish the Green Revolution in India.
- It is the main source of irrigation and power generation in many regions of India.
- And the most important fact to know is that It is the largest masonry dam in the world.
Our Day Trip to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is situated 150 km from Hyderabad. We planned to start our journey as early as possible to enjoy the most of the day. But during winter we feel a bit lazy to wake up early, so our plan delayed by 1 hour. And we started our journey at around 8 in the morning. We were feeling so fresh and pleasant to get the morning sun-rays while traveling. So I didn’t miss the chance to take some sun-kissed selfies too. The scenic beauty of the road was also too good, there were cotton plantation at the both sides of the road. And you can see cotton everywhere around the road.
After 1 and 1/2 hour we stopped to have our breakfast at a rest-area. There was a breakfast restaurant there, many travelers were there to have breakfast. Though we had our own breakfast packed, so we enjoyed our sandwiches and then started again. We reached our destination at around 11:30 am. First, we were interested to have a view of the dam, so found a place to get a view of it. After that we headed towards Down Park for boating. This is the major attraction of Nagarjuna Sagar Trip, you can’t miss it. It was a 45 minutes ferry ride with amazing view but make sure you reach there before 1 pm because it closes after that. You can soak yourself with beauty of nature and flow of the river.
Things to know about the ferry ride :-
- Ticket price for ferry ride is Rs 100 for adult and Rs 70 for kids.
- There is a parking facility outside the dock which charges Rs 30.
- They provide safety jackets to each passenger.
Soon after enjoying the boat trip, we wanted to refuel ourselves, as we were feeling hungry. To avoid outside food, we packed our lunch too, so was in search of a nice place to have our lunch. By the time we finished our lunch it was 3’o’clock in the noon. So we thought to start our journey back home. It was a day trip for us to feel refresh and take a break so we didn’t rush to visit other places and kept it at a slow pace.
If you are planning to stay at Nagarjuna Sagar for weekend then there are so many other places to visit.
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Popular Sight Seeing places to visit in a day trip to Nagarjuna Sagar
- Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
- Nagarjuna Sagar Wildlife Sanctury
- Ethipothala Waterfalls
- Nagarjuna Konda
Best Time To Visit Nagarjuna sagar Dam
The best time to visit Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is during winter. The peak months are from September to January. You can get the best view of dam during momsoon, when the gates are opened. Summers are too hot there so tourists don’t plan their trip to Nagarjuna Sagar during summers.
The best way to reach Nagarjuna Sagar
Nagarjuna Sagar attracts a huge number of visitors every year. It is well connected with all the major cities around it. The convenient way to travel Nagarjuna Sagar from Hyderabad is by your own vehicle though there are government and private buses too. The nearest railway station is Macherla Railway station, i.e around 24 kms from Nagarjuna Sagar. And the nearest airport is in Hyderabad.
On a final note I will say if you are looking for a budget friendly and beautiful place to escape from the bustle of city during a weekend or a day you can plan a trip to Nagarjuna Sagar. But don’t forget to pre book your accomodation before going as there are rush in weekends during peak season.