NagarjunaSagar Dam is considered one of largest dams built in recent times in Asia. As the tallest masonry dam and the largest canal system network in India, the dam was completed in the year 1969 and has a majestic height of 124 meters. It is 1 km long, and has 26 crest gates. The dam can store upto 11,472 million cubic meters of water in the reservoir.
A beautiful landscape and strikingly scenic water body adds beauty to the impressive structure. The dam derives its name from a nearby hillock and island called Nagarjunakonda, where an ancient Buddhist Guru had once lived. There is a famous and well-maintained museum here that houses ancient artifacts. Apart from the lake where regular boating facilities are provided, tourists can also visit other attractions such as Ethipothala waterfalls, and Srisailam Wildlife Reserve close by.