Nagarjuna Sagar formerly known as Vijayapuri is a small located in between Hyderabad and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. The region derives its name from Acharya Nagarjuna a Buddhist saint. The tiny little region is well renowned all over the world for its dam on the Krishna River known as the Nagarjuna Dam which is the tallest masonry dam in the world. It is the earliest multipurpose irrigation and hydro electric projects in India and a major tourist attraction of the region. But other than the dam, Nagarjuna Sagar has plenty more attractions revealing a complete wonder to all the tourists coming to the region.
Nagarjuna Sagar is well endowed with large varieties of flora and fauna that makes the region the perfect holiday destination for all types of travelers from the nature and wild life lovers to adventure lovers and just leisure tourists. The region is adorned with vast stretches of greeneries, waterfalls, cliffs, valleys, dense vegetations, wildlife reserves, temples, etc all adding to the glory of the region.
The wildlife reserve – Nagarjunasagar – Srisailam sanctuary, which has now become a tiger reserve is a complete delight to visit and every tourist wildlife enthusiasts or not should not miss out on this great opportunity top spot various varieties of animals like the tiger, panther, sloth bear, wild dog, jackal, chital, sambar, nilgai, chinkara, chouwsinga, wild boar and even crocodiles.
Among the other attractions of Nagarjuna sagar is the Nagarjunakonda Museum an important Buddhist museum storing various Buddhist artifacts of and ruins discovered from excavations, this museum sits on an island that is surrounded by the third largest man-made lake. Another major attraction of the region is the Ethipotala Waterfall and much more.
There are several good quality hotels in Nagarjunasagar that offer comfortable lodging facilities along with various services and facilities for the complete comfort of tourists. The best time to visit this beautiful region is during the months of October to June when the weather perfectly complements the beautiful surroundings of the region.
Nagarjuna Sagar sitting in close proximity of the cosmopolitan city Hyderabad, it offers good connectivity to several parts of India by utilizing the services of Hyderabad’s infrastructure like its airport which lies just 150 km from Nagarjuna Sagar. Nagarjuna Sagar also uses the railway facility of Macherla, to offer connectivity to various regions in the country by means of the trains. Other than that there are fleets of buses available from various regions in Andhra Pradesh and other neighboring states that offer regular services to and from Nagarjuna Sagar.
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