The Nizam Sagar Dam is a visitors’ point in the Nizamabad District in Telangana. The Dam has been constructed on the Manjeera River which is a tributary of the Godavari. Mir Osman Ali Khan, the ruler of the State of Hyderabad had built the dam in 1923 in an area between Achampet and Banjapalle villages in the district. The construction of the dam was completed only in 1931. The dam has been a savior for the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in terms of water supply.
The Nizam Sagar Dam holds the world record for being the largest dam in the world stretching over an area of 3 kms by emptying 40 villages. The dam has a 14 feet motorable road built over it that allows the cars and buses a convenient access to the neighboring regions.
Truly Nizam Sagar Dam is a major dam of Telangana and an important source of water to Hyderabad.
The dam area has been developed into a major tourist spot with much scope for bird watching and fishing. Motor boating have been recently introduced to attract the tourists. Tourists from Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, Medak, Karimnagar and other parts of Telangana visit the Dam for picnic, get together and other family festive occasions.
Tourists also have the options for staying back and watching the birds over a couple of days. There are many guest houses and lodges present in the area that ensure comfortable stay to the visitors in a reasonable budget.
The gigantic dam stretching over an area of 3 km over the River Manjeera is the most striking feature of the project site.
The recently introduced boating facilities act as a major attraction for most tourists.
Where to stay:
Tourists have the option to stay back at the Project site and enjoy to the maximum. There are some Guest houses and lodges available to the tourists that provide comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates. However, the tourists can also stay at Nizamabad which is about 55 kms away. The HarithaIndur Inn run by the state tourism development is one such place where the tourists find a good and comfortable accommodation.
How to reach:
Nizam sagar Dam can be easily accessed from Medak. However the nearest Railway Station being in Hyderabad, one has to get down at Hyderabad and reach Medak in a private transport and then proceed towards the Dam.
Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station is at Hyderabad, which is 77 km away from the destination.
Distance to Nizam Sagar Dam:
From Hyderabad 143 Kms
From Nizamabad 82 Kms
From Warangal 207 Kms
|Total Length||6,340 m|
|Maximum Height||47.72 m|
|No of spill ways||3 Nos|
|Spillway Length||946 m|
|Maximum designed discharge||6,25,000 cusecs|
|Discharge at head||3400 cusecs|
|Length of the canal||155 km|
|Sub distributaries||283 Nos|
|Catchment area at
|21,694 sq km|
|Water allocated to the Project||37.87 TMC|
|Live storage of the Reservoir||17.80 TMC|
|Maximum flood Discharge||5.25 lakh cusec|
Mandal wise ayacut details
The total ayacut contemplated under the Project is 2.31 lakh acres.
|1||Irrigation Project Name||Nizam Sagar Major Irrigation Project|
|2||Purpose of Project||Irrigation|
|3||Type of Project||Major|
|4||Engineering Type of Project||Storage|
|11||Project Sharing (International/Interstate/Both)||None|
|14||Year of Start of Work||1923|
|15||Work Started in 5 Year Plan||–|
|16||Year of Completion of Work||1931|
|17||Work Completed in 5 Year Plan||–|
|18||Project Approval Status||–|
|19||Year of Approval by Planning Commission||–|
|20||Approved Cost (Rs. Crore)||–|
|21||Actual Cost(Rs Crore)||–|
|22||Culturable Command Area (CCA) (Th ha)||111.29|
|23||Ultimate Irrigation Potential (Th ha)||93.61|
|24||Potential Created(Th ha)||–|
|25||Project Covered under ERM Scheme||Yes|
|26||Project Covered under CADA Scheme||No|
|27||Project Covered under AIBP Scheme||No|
|29||Project Covered under Tribal Sub-plan||–|
|30||Project cover under DPAP||–|
Address: Nizam Sagar, Achampet, Telangana 503302