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Koilsagar Dam Project – Picturesque dam of Telangana

In Mahabubnagar ,primely there are three dams. And one of the most Picturesque dam is Koilsagar Dam. This dam is located at the Koilsagar Village of Devarakadra Mandal in Mahabubnagar District.Main purpose of the dam is to meet the irrigation requirements of about 12000 hectares.

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Koilsagar Dam, Mahabubnagar – Image Courtesy:

Groundwork of the Dam:

Travelling down th history Koilsagar Dam Project is basically a irrigation project built over the estimation of Rs.80 Crore during the Nizam’s government dated back in 1945-1948. It is said that the proposal of buliding the dam was put forward by British Rulers to store the excess water from River Krishna for irrigation purposes. The foundation was laid and the project was completed in 1954. Koilsagar project was inaugrated by K. M. Kharju, Hon. Agriculture Minister of India. Koilsagar Dam is celebrating 56 years, paying an tribute to the River Krishna.

Location of the Dam:
Once you have decided to take a trip to Koilsagar Dam , the destination is not too far away from Mahabubnagar. It is located about 12 Kms from Devarakadra Mandal headquarters in the middle Mahabubnagar and Raichur.

Beauty with a Purpose:
Even though Koilsagar Dam Project was built to meet the irrigation demands it has been built beautifully in between two mountains in Peddavagu River. Koilsagar Dam has a very picturesque view and it attracts many tourists from all over the country. Koilsagar Dam is one of the unique attractions of Mahabubnagar District and Telangana State.

It is said the dam is laid over Pedda Vagu River, a tributary of River Krishna. This place is beautifully located in between huge mountains and lush greens. Particularly the western stretch of this place is surrounded by tall hills and certainly this place adopts to the phrase ‘Beauty with a purpose’.

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Koilsagar Dam, Mahabubnagar – Image Courtesy:

Special Attractions around the Koilsagar Dam:
– Once after reaching the destination, visitors can find many tourist spots around the destination. One of the spiritual attraction around the place is the Veerabadhra temple which is popularly known as Koilkonda. It is said that every year there is a celebration held known as Jathara by villagers.
– There are many guest houses around the dam where we can have a beautiful look of the project from long distance.
– Trekking has also been arranged around the Koilsagar Lake by many trip organisers to have star gazing and night camping .

As time runs, this is gaining lot of tourist attraction and has become a major tourist attractions of the Mahabubnagar district.

How to Reach:

By Road: Visitors can reach the place from Mahabubnagar via Manyamkonda-Kotakadra, which takes 30 Kms to reach the place.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Gadwal which is around 98 Kms from the place.

By Air: The nearest Airport located at Shamshabad (Hyderabad), which is about 140 km from the destinations.

Accommodation: There are no nearby hotels to stay in Koilsagar Dam. One can get comfortable accommodation in Mahabubnagar which is around 30 Kms far from this place.

Ganesh Lodge Address: 
Near New Bus Stand
Contact number :08542-242167.

Telangana Tourism Toll Free Number: 1800-425-45454

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