Nagarjuna Sagar Boating

Boating experiences on large water bodies is a magic in itself. The state of Telangana is home to many such unique experiences where one can revel in the sizzling waters on a modern and comfortable cruise. Boating on Nagarjuna Sagar is one such popular boating experience that is a huge draw with tourists all over.

nrt12Telangana Tourism operates a regular cruise service, covering the picturesque Nagarjunasagar Dam when there is sufficient water after heavy inflows. Nagarjuna Konda, where the ancient Buddhist excavations were found is in middle of the waters of Nagarjuna Sagar. There are motorboats operating between Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir and the island of Nagarjunakonda. A one-way journey takes approximately 45 minutes and you can spend as much time exploring the island and the museum that houses rare artefacts from Buddhist era.

nrt13The cruise proceeds along some exotic locations of Nallamalla forest and is a perfect way to savor your holiday. The excellent boating facilities offered by Telangana Tourism has added a distinct charm to the pristine waters of dam. The tourism department offers boating facilities at affordable costs and is an ideal destination for corporate trips and short picnics involving friends and family. The cruise which takes one into the deep waters is a memorable experience. The cruise is operated by means of modern boats with good facilities for seating and safe railings for a perfect view of the surroundings.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

nrt6Telangana owes its famous title ‘Rice Bowl of India’ to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, which plays a lead role in making the lands of the state fertile. The 124-meter high dam is the tallest masonry dam in the world. This also ranks third in the largest man-made lakes of the world and it involved around 70000 workers to complete the project. The dam came into use in 1972 after completion in the year 1969. The marvelous architecture involved in storing massive amount of the waters of Krishna River necessitates a visit to this place.

Ethipothala waterfalls

nrt5Having visited Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, it would be unwise to leave out Ethipothala Waterfalls, which is situated around 11km from the dam. This 60-meter high waterfall is growing in stature as a star tourist attraction not only for the scenic beauty it has to offer but also for other attractions it holds. You could find many cave temples around this hillside. It offers wonderful scope for trekking and camping. The place houses a crocodile-breeding center as well.