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