SRISAILAM DAM

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Location : Srisailam, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh
Significance : One Of The 12 Largest Hydroelectric Projects In The Country.
Coverage Area : 80,000 Hectares


Srisailam is located 98-km from Markapuram. The Srisailam dam is constructed across river Krishna. This dam is situated in a deep gorge in the Nallamalai hill range. The dam is surrounded by natural beauty. It is 300m above the sea level and is 512m long and is one of the twelve largest hydroelectric projects in the country. It has 12 radial crest gates.

Srisailam Dam, Andhra PradeshThe construction of this dam has paved the way for providing irrigation water to about 80,000 hectares in Kurnool and Cuddapah districts in the chronically drought-prone Rayalaseema region from Srisailam project. One requires special permission to go on to the main dam.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Other nearby attractions are Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple on the hill range of Nallamalai Forest, Sikhareswara Swamy, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a cluster of minor shrines, Sri Ganapathi temple.

Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary:
Apart from the temples there is, for wildlife enthusiasts, the Srisailam Wildlife sanctuary, which covers areas in five adjoining districts, has animal species including tigers, panthers, spotted deer, giant squirrels, great lizards, pangolins, crocodiles, civets and snakes.

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: The nearest railway station is Nandyal on Guntur - Hubli broad gauge line at a distance of 158-km.
Road: Buses and trucks are allowed to go on a road bridge that runs parallel to the dam. A.P. Tourism conducts a package tour from Hyderabad . For local transportation Devasthanam buses are also available.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation options near Srisailam Dam Site are A.P. Tourist Saila Vihar rest house and Devasthanam guesthouses, cottages and choultries.



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