Pocharam Dam Reservoir – A Beautiful Picnic Spot of Telangana

Pocharam Dam Reservoir – Pleasant day out in Telangana State

 

Pocharam Dam Reservoir - Medak Tourist Places

Pocharam Dam Reservoir- Image Source: www.xbhp.com

Located at a distance of 14.6 km from Medak, the Pocharam Dam Reservoir is a popular tourist destination of Telangana. Also known as the Pocharam Dam Reservoir, it was constructed between 1916 and 1922 and straddles the Allair River, a tributary of Manjira River.

The site of the dam made misty by the frothy waters of the dam and being surrounded by lush greenery is a scenic spot for a picnic. Families throng to this place for a pleasant day out. As the water flows over the steps of the Dam, it gives it the appearance of being a road of water. Walking or riding through this makes it a beautiful experience which makes Pocharam Reservoir a perfect must see tourist attraction of Telangana State.

The Pocharam Dam reservoir is also a popular destination for fishing. The huge expanse of water, provided by the Pocharam Lake, ensures the abundance of fish and promises everyone a good catch.

The Pocharam reservoir does not have any flood gates, unlike other dams or reservoirs. This gives it a unique characteristic. All excess water overflows from the dam making it look like a wall of water. In the monsoons when the water overflows it provides a beautiful view.

Pocharam Dam Reservoir - Telangana Tourism

Water flow at Pocharam Dam Reservoir – Image Courtesy : www.xbhp.com

Nizam Bungalow is situated near Pocharam Dam Reservoir which is constructed during 1916 to 1922. There is an island in the centre of the reservoir which is a home for various species of herbs. One can avail boat facility at the reservoir to reach the island. The boat journey to the island is a nice experience to nature lovers. One can have a nice walk in the island.

The road from Hyderabad, located at a distance of 110 km, to the lake is lined with beautiful paddy fields and lush green vegetation. The Pocharam Reservoir is also home to a mini sanctuary. The surrounding greenery aids it become a happy home for various kinds of birds. Bird watchers get a lot of opportunity to view exotic species of the avian family who often visit the area.

Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated near Pocharam Reservoir.


Special Attractions:
– Walk on the banks of the reservoir.
– Nizam Bungalow
– Water flow from the reservoir during monsoon season.

Distance to Pocharam Reservoir:
– Distance from MGBS Hyderabad is 114 Kms (3 hours drive)
– Distance from Medak Town is 15 Kms (30 min drive)
– Distance from Lingampally is 99 Kms (2.2 hours drive)
– Distance from Warangal is 166 Kms (4 hours drive)

Nearby Attractions:
– Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
Medak Fort
Medak Cathedral

Where to stay:
– Medak provides ample accommodation options that are clean, comfortable and affordable. Moreover, being quite close to Hyderabad, tourists can also travel to Medak on day trips from Hyderabad.
– At Medak Anjagoud Hotels, Green Corner Hotel and Manama Hotel are some of the best accommodation options which can be explored.

How to Reach:
– As Medak does not have a train station and Hyderabad is the nearest one at 110 km, tourists can reach Medak and avail private transport to reach the lake and reservoir.
– State run buses ply from MGBS bus stand to Medak every 20-30 min


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