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Srisailam Dam

#Dam in Kurnool

In Andhra Pradesh one of the most important dams is The Srisailam Dam. It has the potential to generate hydroelectric power; this is the reason why the dam ensures a very important place in the history of the state. It is constructed across the famous Krishna River. The dam is very large as it has around 12 radial crest gates. It is 300m above sea level and is standing 476 ft tall.
There is a forest nearby called Nallamalla which is an excellent tourist spot as it contains few rare Tigers species of the country. Around the dam is beautiful greenery, the sound of water gushing through and it makes a rhythmic sound which makes a paradise for all nature lovers. Once the gates are open the water flow with a force as if the Nature Goddess has unleashed her full potential. Tourists from the urban area get involved in the beauty of the water and scenic ambiance as it is not found in urban areas. The temperature in this area is very pleasant throughout the year. So go and enjoy this beautiful place!

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Location:
Kurnool
Andhra Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
16.0869000°N, 78.8972000°E
Distance from Kurnool city center to Srisailam Dam
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Read traveller's reviews about Srisailam Dam..

Overall Rating:4.4

reviews
  '3' out of 5
"we visited the DAM at afternoon in June month. Due to Summer, we are not seeing much water. DAM almost dry ;). DAM place we have around 10 car parking place only. we do not have much car parking place. Here some road side time pass food like ICE CREAMs[branded & non branded] and other foods available. We will find lot of monkeys at the DAM. So little careful with monkeys , they try to catch the food from your hands. You will find good Photographers for click photos DAM snaps photos to you."
  '5' out of 5
"It has a good scenic views for people to enjoy who come for darsanam of srisailam malikarjun swamy"
  '5' out of 5
"This is one of the beautiful dams in India. It provides irrigation for many districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Two power houses are built nearby for power supply to the home state. Total of 1650 MW power is generated during peak season"
  '5' out of 5
"The dam view was excellent from the view point. Even in summer, the reservoir has so much water left. From the local people I've heard that there's a museum underneath where history of the dam is present. Upon submitting a proper permission letter from an authorised official one can go and view that museum as well as working of the dam."
  '3' out of 5
"It is very good tourist place. Boating, Ropeway, Temples, site seeing, Deep forest are the main attraction. Accommodation you will find easily with normal cost with all facilities AC, Hot water etc.. Transport is available from Hyderabad every 10 minutes."

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