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Nizam Sagar Dam – The Biggest Source of Water for Hyderabad

Nizam Sagar Dam
Nizam Sagar Dam – Image Courtesy:

Nizam Sagar Dam – Built in the year 1923

Built over the River Manjira and spanning across the three states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Nizam Sagar Dam is one of the biggest in the world. The massive masonry Dam stretches over a distance of 3 km and comprises a 14 feet wide motor able road. This facilitates the easy passage of small vehicles and is probably one of the most striking architecture in the project.

The Nizam Sagar Dam was built in 1923 under the patronage of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the ruler of the erstwhile state of Hyderabad. Located at a distance of 144 km from Hyderabad the dam is a primary source of water for the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

The area is famous for the amazing scenic beauty. A lot of it is attributed to a beautiful garden within the project site which acts as a major attraction for tourists. The garden also has a swimming pool for the entertainment of tourists. The Nizam Sagar Project authorities have also introduced boating facilities for tourists. Well-equipped motor boats are available for taking an enjoyable spin on the cool and serene waters of the lake.

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

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.

Located between the Achampet and Banjapalle villages in the Nizamabad district, the dam is close to several interesting tourist locations. Visitors can also savour the tourist attractions in Medak which is located at a distance of 100 km from the Nizam Sagar dam. The Medak Fort and the church are some of the preferred destinations that tourists frequent from the Nizam Sagar Dam.

The site receives huge inflow of tourists during the Monsoons. Owing to its proximity to states like Karnataka and Maharashtra, tourists from both these states form a major percentage of the visiting crowd. However, the dam is also a favourite destination for the local tourists as well. Visitors from neighbouring districts like Medak, Karimnagar as well as Hyderabad also love to relax and unwind in the pleasant ambience of the Nizam Sagar Lake.

Water flow at Nizam Sagar Dam
Water flow at Nizam Sagar Dam – Image Courtesy:

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 at Nizam Sagar Dam.

Nizamsagar Dam Timings: 8 am to 5:30 pm

– Distance from Hyderabad to Nizamsgar Dam is 150 Kms
– Distance from Warangal to Nizamsgar Dam is 203 Kms
– Distance from karimnagar to Nizamsgar Dam is 151 Kms
– Distance from Nizamabad is 75 Kms
– Distance from Medak is 51 Kms

Where to stay:
– Nizam Sagar Dam is located at a distance of 55 km from Nizamabad. 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, tourists can also avail the accommodation options at Nizamabad. The Haritha Indur Inn run by the state tourism development is a preferred place of stay for tourists.
– Other comfortable accommodation options for tourists could be hotels in Sangareddy and Medak towns.

Nizam Sagar Dam
Nizam Sagar Dam – Image Courtesy:

How to reach:
– Nizam Sagar Dam can be easily accessed from Nizamabad. Buses are available at a 15 minute frequency from Hyderabad. Tourists can reach Nizamabad and avail private taxis or cars to reach the Nizamsagar dam.
– One can also reach Nizamsagar Dam from from Medak and Kamareddy. Daily many buses ply from these towns.

Nearest Railway Station:
– The nearest railway station is at Nizamabad which is on the Kachiguda –Secunderabad-Nanded railway line.

Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
– Medak Fort
– Medak Church
– Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary
– Alisagar Lake

Useful Contact Numbers:
– Nizamabad District Informatics Officer 08462-224362
– State Tourism Department: 040-23450444

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