Nagarjuna Saga

Nagarjunasagar, a massive irrigation project on the River Krishna, about 150 km from Hyderabad, has a rich and iteresting past. It was a valley in the Nallamala range of the Eastern Ghats with civilizations dating back to thousands of years. Nagarjunasagar Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjuna Sagar Wildlife, Tiger Sanctuary Nagarjuna Sagar, Andhra Pradesh Wildlife Recorded history, however, assigns the first signs to the later Satavahanas and subsequently the Ikshvakus in the third century.

The Sriparvata and Vijayapuri of yore were really temples where the famous savant and Buddhist Philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna preached the message of the Buddha.

Anupu: To prevent submersion of the outstanding structures in the valley, a rare feat of reconstruction of the remains was taken up. Anupu, 4 km from the dam site, was chosen for relocation of a Buddhist University.
Nagarjunakonda: As the area was threatened with submergence by the reservior, an Archaeological Survey team made determined efforts to virtually trasplant nine monuments from the valley onto Nagarjunakonda.

The hill forms an Island in the middle of the reservoir.Nagarjunasagar Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjuna Sagar Wildlife, Tiger Sanctuary Nagarjuna Sagar, Andhra Pradesh Wildlife A museum at Nagarjunakonda contains, Buddhadatu or Buddhas relics excavated from the valley.

Tiger sanctuary: The largest wildlife sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh lies between Nagarjunasagar and upstream Srisailam. Spreadover 3,500 sq.km, it encompasses thickly wooded hills in five districts - Nalgonda, Kurnool, Mahboobnagar, Guntur and Prakasam.

Tourist Attractions of Nagarjuna Sagar in Andhra Pradesh:

While on your tour to Nagarjuna Sagar, do not miss the tourist attractions of the place. The beautiful environs of Nagarjuna Sagar, attracts the tourists to this place. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam: This dam is in the middle of Nalgonda and Guntur districts. The tourists often drop here to see the turbines of the Nalgonda colony and Guntur colony.

Nagarjuna Konda:Nagarjunasagar Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjuna Sagar Wildlife, Tiger Sanctuary Nagarjuna Sagar, Andhra Pradesh Wildlife It is a beautiful island situated in the middle of the man made lake located just behind the dam. Archaeological excavations which were carried out here dated back to 3rd century and are still preserved in this island. You can hire a boat and visit this island.

Ethipotala Waterfall: It is a fascinating waterfall, located 15 miles from Nagarjuna Sagar. There are guest houses and lodges for the tourists who wish to spend a few days in this beautiful environment.

How to Reach This Place

Road : Located at 150 km from Hyderabad. Well connected by Road.

Rail : 20 kms from Macherla.

Air : Hyderabad Airport.

 

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