Somasila Boating

nrt7 Mahabubnagar town is located at a distance of 96 km from  city. Formerly called Rukmammapeta and Palamooru. The boating services at Somasila, in the backwaters of the River Krishna. One more interesting is that once-in-12-years a maha Kumbh Mela called Krishna Pushakarams begins here which starts in the month of August.

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New boats are coming up, and under this plan, it has been decided under all considerations that Somasila in Mahabubnagar is the unit where big boats can be operated. This is because Somasila, a tranquil region gets Srisailam Reservoir in seasons of the year. At present a new 80-seater, twin engine boat facilitated by Telangana tourism department.

Koilsagar

nrt4In Koilsagar Irrigation Project constructed to irrigate an ayacut of 12000Acres, in Mahaboobnagar district, ayacut has not fully developed. It is now proposed to lift water from fore shore of Jurala Project in two stages to a total lift of 120m with 4 Nos. of Pumps of 10,000 HPreach and to fill up the Koilsagar Project to stabilize the ayacut of 12000 Acres including a gap ayacut of 7500 Acres and to irrigate an additional 38250 Acres bringing the total to 50,250 Acres under the project at a quoted value of Rs.360.20 Crores.

Jurala Project

nrt3The Joorala Project (also called the Jurala or Priyadarshini Jurala Project) is situated about 10 km from Kuravapur, Mahabubnagar. It is constructed on the Krishna river. The Kurvapur Kshetra River is merging with water of the Joorala Project. The project was completed in 1995. The Jurala has a full reservoir level of 1045 ft and has a full capacity of 11.94 TMC.

Pillalamarri

nrt1The most interesting place to see in Mahabubnagar is the famous banyan tree called Pillalamarri, which is about 4 km from the town. There is a tomb of a Muslim saint under the tree. The tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance but on reaching closer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter.It is 700 year old banyan tree and its branches extend over an area of 3 acres. In Telugu, “Pillalu” means children & “marri” means a banyan tree. There is also an aquarium, a small zoo and an archaeological museum here. There is a boating facility in the premises of Pillalamarri available only during the rainy season.