Nagarjuna Sagar Dam stands across river Krishna between Nalgonda district and Guntur district. The dam was constructed between 1955 and 1967, during that time it was the tallest masonry dam in the world. It's height is 124m and 1550m long. The reservoir covers an area of 200,000 sq. kms. The reservoir having occupied the Krishna river valley has submerged the ancient Buddhist site and created several island out of hill tops including Nagarjunakonda- the fort hill.
Dec 26, 2017
As we traveled from Vijayapuri on left bank to Anupu on right bank, we passed by the dam, Normally this season there's no outflow. During the rainy season, when the gates are open and water is gushing out, the dam and river create a glorious sight. During winters one can see water birds nesting here.. probably they have migrated from colder places.
|Old bridge across river Krishna|
|New bridge across river Krishna|