Nagarjuna Sagar is the most famous among tourist, located 150 km from Hyderabad. One of the must visit place in Andra Pradesh tourism. Legends claims that the name of this city is derived from the Buddhist monk, who lived in 2nd century, previosuly known as Vijayapuri, a city of Victory. It is one of the attractive town of Andra Pradesh blessed with scenic sight seeings. Best place to rejoice. Sizzling waterfalls, exuberant landscapes, enchanting wildlife sanctuary are the enthralling beauties of this captivating city and no wonder it attracts thousands of tourist from far and wide, all over India.
Must See Places
This dam is built across majestic river krishna and resulted in one of the largest man made lake Nagarjunasagar. The dam is measuring 124 m in height and 1 km long and counted one of the world's largest masonry dam. It can store 11,472 million cubic meters of water, One of the earliest hydro-electric and irrigation project in India is considered an engineering wonder. The grand and huge site of this dam is irresistibly beautiful.
Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple
A famous 13th century temple, located at a distance of 55 km from Nagarjuna Sagar, dedicated to Lord venkateshwara. 60Feet tall gopuram, carvings of several dieties and beautiful sculptures are mind blowing. Simple yet reputed Hindu pilgrim in serene atmosphere.
Breath taking radiant Ethipothala waterfalls is arising tourist attraction on Andra pradesh. The mountain streams from a height of 22 m, cascade down to Chandravanka hills and make this sizzling 70 feet waterfalls, located 11 km from Nagarjunasagar Lake. Beautiful lagoon is formed by the stream of water. It has a thrilling crocodile breeding place. A great place to refresh and rejuvenate. An Extra ordinary adventurous sight seeing and best place for camping.
Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife reserve
It is the largest Tiger reserve in India, covering an area around 3568 sq km, located in the catchment of Krishna river, popularly known as Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary. Wonderful wildlife sight seeing, Tigers, Pythons, Sambar, Leopard, chinkara, black-buck are the major attraction, located 70 km from Nagarjunakonda.
Nagarjunakonda Island Museum
This museum is located in the midst of largest man made lake Nagarjunasagar. A fantastic museum of historical significance, built in a shape of Buddhist vihara. One can enjoy the best collections of Buddhist art and culture. The prominent feature of this museum is, it exhibit a small tooth and ear-ring of Buddha. Sacred Stupa is another center of attraction and considered great relics of Buddha. A gigantic monolithic Buddha statue which is partially ruined is the chief attraction among tourist.
Anupu, an excavated place revealed many Buddhist monasteries and universities, Srisailam one of the well reputed piligrimage of Lord Shiva and Amaravathi are the most popular nearby tourist destination.
How to reach Nagarjuna Sagar
Vijayawada airport is located 65 km from Nagarjunakonda is the closest one.
Guntur railway station is located at a distance of 36 km from Nagarjunakonda is the nearest one and Vijayawada railway station is about 82 km.
Nagarjunakonda is well connected with major cities of India by road. There are private and state-run buses available.
During Summer temperature is from 22 ° c to 41 ° c . In Winter 15 ° c to 32 ° c . Best time to visit is from February to October.