Nagarjunasagar Tourism

Nagarjunasagar Tourism

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Nagarjunasagar Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Nagarjuna-sagar, or Vijayapuri, as it was earlier called is a small town located between Guntur and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The erstwhile name of the town means “the city of victory” while the present name is derived from Acharya Nagarjuna, a Buddhist saint.

The biggest attraction of the place is the Nagarjuna-Sagar dam. The dam, with a height of 124 metres, is the world’s tallest masonry dam. The dam was built in 1969, 14 years after its foundation stone was laid down by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1955. The dam serves the irrigation needs of the region and is also a source of hydro-electricity.

Built on the River Krishna, the project was first called the Nandikonda project, after the name of the town which was located there. However, it was later changed to Nagarjuna-Sagar. The Nandikonda town has been shifted to the erstwhile northern part of Vijayapuri, now called the Hill Colony.

Hill Colony, along with Pylon Colony and Dakshin Vijayapuri are the three settlements of the town of Nagarjuna-Sagar.

Ruled by the Satvahanas and subsequently by the Ikshvaku rulers during ancient times, the town holds special importance for the state of Andhra Pradesh because of its hydro-electric power generation capabilities.

Steam boat rides are available to the dam where the turbines can be seen in action. Apart from the dam, there is the island of Nagarjuna Konda to see here. It is a scenic town on an artificial lake. There is also the Buddhist Museum in Nagarjuna-Konda which houses the various relics of the Buddhist saint, Acharya Nagarjuna, along with other important Buddhist information.

The town of Nagarjuna-Sagar lies very close to Mriyalguda and Machrela, which have the majority of the hotels of the region. The town is also very well connected with the cities of Hyderabad and Guntur through bus services.   

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Nagarjunasagar Traveller Reviews

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Arpitha Susan
  • Arpitha Susan
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews

"A safe spot to have fun"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2014
We went for adventure trip through our car, we just took the village road and had our stop near the fields and reached there. We had bath in reservoir, had boating, went to water falls, swam there and had fun near najarjuna konda. Every time we found some water we just jumped into it but it was a safe place.
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Shubhakar T
  • Shubhakar T
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 5 Reviews

"Memorable Experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2013
Had a great time and one of the memorable experience, relaxing weekend and good refreshment from stress full days. Joy ride trip to have fun most of the people might think we might get lost if we don't have proper guide but that't not true, I have been just with a tab as my navigator and didn't loose a single time.
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Rajesh Reddy
  • Rajesh Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Nagarjunsagar-Short Holiday over Weekends"

  • Posted May 29, 2013
Its a good place to visit for a short holiday over weekend. Very near to Hyderabad. Nice quiet place. Not costly. Good for Budget. Has nice tourists spots for sight-seeing.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight-Seeing places: Nagarjunakonda Museum, Nagarjunasagar Dam, SagarMatha Church and Ethipothala Water Falls.

Activities & things to do: Can enjoy the Boat ride at Nagarjunakonda.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Easy to reach from Hyderabad.
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Anantha rao Kedas
  • Anantha rao Kedas
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 1 Review

"Weekend trip to Nagarjunasagar"

  • Posted Apr 4, 2013
Good place to visit for shorter duration if you are planning for weekend holiday trip from Hyderabad or with in 200 KM radius from Nagarjunasagar.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not bad and for the sight-seeing you have nice places to visit as mentioned below.
1. Nagarjuna Konda
2. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
3. Ethiothala. etc.,

Activities & things to do: If you are planning for 2 days then you can cover all the places near to Nagarajunasagar.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We have used our own transport for our visit from Hyderabad. You can choose APSRTC/APTDC buses from Hyderabad.
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Suresh babu Jangala
  • Suresh babu Jangala
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Trip to sagar"

  • Posted Mar 29, 2013
It it is a very good destination as it has history combined with leisure for the families and children.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is average in quality and spread. Sight seeing is good and hardly anything for shopping.

Activities & things to do: The park should provide more attractive things for the kids

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reach by evening and spend the night have morning trip to Nagarjuna konda. It should be a two day weekend trip.
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Alekya Rani
  • Alekya Rani
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Very nice"

  • Posted Mar 2, 2013
Its really good families and couples are having really good time to spend there.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is nice, sight seeing is simply superb especially in the night time its really a awesome place..

Activities & things to do: ntng

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Hyderabad its really a short time to reach(2hrs)
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Rajeevan Nambiar
  • Rajeevan Nambiar
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  • 3 Reviews

"Sagar he Sagar !"

  • Posted Feb 27, 2013
Destination is very very good. especially for friends and groups to hang out.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Ok joints to have food.

Activities & things to do: Cricket, walks for long distance, boating

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry food items
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Pushkar lal Mali
  • Pushkar lal Mali
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  • Posted Feb 25, 2013
Nagarjunsagar dam is very huge capacity & good location. Boating & other tourist facilities are provided well. There is a water fall also at some distance but not maintained properly. May be due to less tourist as too interior place. In side dam also very good place which I saw about 6 years back.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: OK. Boating, Water Fall & tapu in the dam with tourist attraction.

Activities & things to do: Publicity must be done. Telephone room reservation should by must for tension less traveling.
Room tariff should not increase from Friday night. It must be from Saturday morning only. The person leaning Saturday morning should not bond to pay more as weekends.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By Car reached & Then get room booked.
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Pradeep Thota
  • Pradeep Thota
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Jan 30, 2013
Destination is awesome . it's good for weekend spend

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: For sight seeing u have many places to g around. ethipothala water fall is must see.

Activities & things to do: Go for drive on the low ghat road.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Traveling by road preferably by car is suggestible.
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Anish Kedia
  • Anish Kedia
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Jan 25, 2013
Excellent place but would like to visit again when the flood gates are open.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: ...

Activities & things to do: Like more restaurants for the tourist

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By road is the best way and very pleasant drive.
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