Sriram Sagar Reservoir

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    Location: Nizamabad, Telangana, India

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

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    The Pochampadu Project is an Indian flood-flow project on the Godavari which is also known as the Sriram Sagar Project. The Project is situated 3 km away from National Highway 44 in the Nizamabad district. By The Hindu, it has been described as a “lifeline for a large part of Telangana”. Across river Godavari in Telangana, Sriramsagar is an irrigation project to serve irrigational needs in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nalgonda, and Khammam districts. The warangal city also provides drinking water. With 4 turbines each with a 9 MW capacity generating 36 MW, there is a hydroelectric plant working at the dam site. 


    Sriram Sagar has 42 floodgates and the reservoir’s capacity is 90 tm cft. Covering 284 km, it also includes Kakatiya Canal, Laxmi Canal, Sarswati Canal, and Flood flow canal. In the year of 1957, construction of this dam was started. In Maharashtra, most of the catchment area upstream of this dam is situated. Khustapuram dam is the local name of the project. In the Nizamabad district of Telangana State, this dam site is located, after the confluence of the Manjira river with Godavari.


    Sriram Sagar Reservoir

    For a few hundred years in small areas, irrigation in drought-prone Telangana State has existed, which was served by locally constructed village tanks. The era while Government of Hyderabad submitted a scheme to the Government of India, from 1942 to 1951, on river Godavari and Dams on its tributaries namely the Kadam and Manair Rivers, planning Commission with a dam Proposal at Pochampad village.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Sriram Sagar Reservoir

    The Pochampadu site was located 54.50 km below the entry point of the Godavari River into AP Territory. In the year 1958, the Project was further revised. The late Jawaharlal Nehru, the foundation was laid on 26 July 1963, he was the first Prime Minister of India. For the construction of a reservoir across the Godavari River, Pochampadu Village Adilabad, the Pochampadu Project was cleared by the planning commission and Central Water Commission.

    Opening Hours

    Wednesday       9 AM TO 6 PM

    Thursday           9 AM TO 6 PM

    Friday                9 AM TO 6 PM

    Saturday           9 AM TO 6 PM

    Sunday              9 AM TO 6 PM

    Monday             9 AM TO 6 PM

    Tuesday            9 AM TO 6 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is needed.

    How to Reach

    To other major cities of the country, Nizamabad is not well connected via regular flights. At a distance of 140 km, the nearest airport is Begumpet airport in Hyderabad. From the airport, you can hire a cab or taxi to the palace.

    BY TRAIN: Like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, Nizamabad is well connected with all major cities of India through the railway. From other major cities of the country, you can easily get regular trains to Nizamabad. The nearest railway station is the Nizamabad railway station.

    BY ROAD: From the bus stand, regular services of state roadways and privately owned buses of the city are available. \ With important cities and states, roads are also well connected. To reach your desired destination, you can also hire rented cars or taxis.

    Tips for Travellers

    Don’t make any kind of noise that may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans:  photography is allowed.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: You can visit the place anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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