Prakasam Barrage Overview

Ranked 2 of 27 sightseeing in Vijayawada

Prakasam Barrage is a 1223.5 m long structure across the Krishna River, which connects Krishna and Guntur districts. The construction of the barrage started in 1852 and completed in 1855. Tourists visiting the barrage can get a  view of the lake.  

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Manu g

Manu g4.6/5

3 reviews

River krishna

Flashy lights, lengthy bridge, speedy vehicles, waiting Express highways. Spectacular feel in the evening of cool breeze. Good view. You cannot stop the car and see view, when you come by walk you can.

Vijay Potluri

Vijay Potluri4.3/5

104 reviews

Awesome dam

Prakasam Barrage across River Krishna at Vijayawada is the first dam in river Krishna. It's so beautiful and long, the old stone architecture seems so nice and waters also nice other side. In the evening now we have lighting reflections in water also thrilling.
  • Awesome dam
  • Awesome dam
  • Awesome dam
  • Awesome dam

Vidyut Maurya

Vidyut Maurya5.0/5

127 reviews

Barrage looks nice from the temple

It is a big barrage on krishna river makes a large lake in city. You can enjoy boating in lake. Barrage looks nice from top of kanak durga temple. Also can be seen while in train traveling towards Chennai.
  • Barrage looks nice from the temple

Sai krishna p v

Sai krishna p v3.6/5

1 review

Most memorable experience

I have visited the place. It was very very cool and calm place. The overview from Telugu Talli statue was quite impressing. It was one of the most memorable experiences I have enjoyed in this place. The total overview wall is very good and super at the time of sunrise and sunset. Video cameras are allowed there.

Sai Chowdary

Sai Chowdary5.0/5

1 review

Best place for photographers

It is the best place for photographers to capture best photos. We can enjoy in water by swimming, there is also bhavani island nearer to Barrage. This barrage has large history, it divides two districts.

Srinivas Gs

Srinivas Gs5.0/5

7 reviews

Good facility with view

A very good facility to travel from Vijayawada to Mangalagiri in Guntur / other areas. Facilitates smooth flow of traffic and faster travel. A very good view of the River Krishna and the surroundings and well kept.

Srikala Vennu

Srikala Vennu4.6/5

1 review

The view is beautiful

At the time British government this barrage was built, this barrage is border to Guntur district and Krishna district, it is built in river of Krishna, this barrage for the entire year is with full of water. Good for fishing, boating and island surrounding with many mountains in between river it looks very nice. This is road bridge and it is very old bridge. Storage water more useful for cultivation and industries usage.

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Mandira Prakash

Mandira Prakash3.6/5

26 reviews

The beautiful barrage

On Krishna River, this barrage looks beautiful and worth a sight. It is just on way for you to pass thru the city to various destinations, so you don't have to visit it separately.



4 reviews

Best relaxing place in Vijayawada

Almost my 10 short films shoots were done here. Every family must visit this place. Evening 5 to 6 is the best time to visit this place. It's very old but you can't feel that it's too cool.



5 reviews

Devotional peace at Prakasam Barrage

Peaceful and pleasurable place to spend. Nearby Durga Temple, so nice to visit in early hours. Nearby Kondapalli for recreation. The roads are awesome for road drive in the Morning hours to spend happily.

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