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Nizam Sagar Dam – The Water Gateway to Hyderabad

Reflections of Nizam Sagar Dam
Reflections of Nizam Sagar Dam – Image Courtesy:

Straddling the Manjira River, a tributary of the Godavari, the Nizam Sagar Dam is located between the Achampet and Banjapalle villages in the Nizamabad district.  Mir Osman Ali Khan, the ruler of the state of Hyderabad, built the dam in 1923. Since then it has been the primary source of water for the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad of Telangana state.

Construction of Nizamsagar Dam was started in the year 1923 and completed in 1931.

Known to have been created by emptying around 40 villages, the dam is one of the largest in the world. It stretches for around 3 km. There is a motorable road built over it which is around 14 feet wide. Cars and Buses can easily ply over this providing a convenient access to this area from Medak and neighboring regions.

Nizam Sagar Dam – The major dam of Telangana and an important source of water to Hyderabad

Nizam Sagar Dam
Nizam Sagar Dam – Image Courtesy:

The area is a popular Telangana tourist spot. It attracts huge footfalls of tourists from Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, Medak,  Karimnagar and all major towns of Telangana. Tourists are enticed to the area for bird watching and fishing. The place also provides an attractive venue for picnics and family gatherings. It is also a great time to spend quality time with friends and loved ones.

Several guest houses and lodges present on the project site ensure that tourists do not need to worry about their accommodation while on a trip to the area. These provide tourists with basic yet comfortable accommodations.

The dam is located at a distance of 100 km from Medak and 55 km from Nizamambad, it is close to the tourist destinations of both theses places. It therefore fits in comfortably within the tourist itinerary for viewing Medak fort, Medak Cathedral and the Pocharam reservoir. It is also close to the Pocharam Lake and the Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary.

Special Attractions
– The huge masonry dam stretching for 3 km over the River Manjira is the most striking feature of the project site.
– The recently introduced boating facilities act as a major attraction for most tourists.

Nizam Sagar Dam
Nizam Sagar Dam – Image Courtesy:

 Distance to Nizam Sagar Dam:
– Distance from MGBS Hyderabad is 143 Kms (4 hours drive)
– Distance from Nizamabad is 82 Kms (2 hours drive)
– Distance from Warangal is 207 Kms (5 hours drive)

Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
Medak Fort
Medak Church
– Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple
Pocharam lake
Pocharam Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary

 Where to stay:
Tourists can avail the accommodation options available within the Nizamsagar Project site. Guest houses and lodges are available that provides tourists with basic yet comfortable accommodations. Alternatively, as the dam is located at a distance of 55 km, tourists can also avail the accommodation options at Nizamabad.The Haritha Indur Inn run by the state tourism development is a preferred place to stay for tourists.

 How to reach:
Nizamsagar can be easily accessed from Medak. As Medak does not have a train station and Hyderabad is the nearest one at 77 km, tourists can reach Medak and avail private transport to reach the dam.

Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station is at Hyderabad, which is 77 km away from Medak.

Telangana Tourism Contact Number: 1800-425-46464

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