The Lower Manair Dam built on the tributary, Manair is yet another place that has positioned itself in the tourism map of Telangana. The construction of the Dam had started in 1974 and continued till 1985. It can be regarded as the first tourist spot that welcomes the tourists to the district while coming from Hyderabad. This 27 mtrs high dam is considered as the water gateway of Karimnagar. The catchment area of the river is around 6,475 sq km.
It is quite a sight to watch when water gushes out of the 20 floodgates of the dam into the neighboring water bodies. People come here from the neighboring areas to see this sight when takes place mostly during the monsoons. The water level during this time reaches the optimum level. The area is also at its best during the sunset. The reddish orange texture of the water caused by the last rays of the setting sun mesmerizes the viewers. People from the other parts of the district also visit the dam during this time to see the sight that is both spiritual and magical.
Tourists also have the advantages of enjoying the boating facilities provided by the dam administration. Speed boating is a good time pass in case you have come early to watch the spectrum caused by the setting sun. The dam also provides enough opportunity for the family picnics and weekend get together. It provides a nice view of the entire district from the top. There are other places close by that add to the picnics and outings. The Deer Park and the Ujwala Park also attract visitors. The Rajiv Gandhi Deer Park also houses many birds of rare variety. People who visit the Lower Manair Dam also visit the Deer park and the Ujwala Park.
The serene water of the dam, the lush green surroundings and the view from the top all create an exciting and enjoyable package for the tourists. The placid surroundings boost the morale and also act as stress relievers for many. The dam is visited by tourists from Hyderabad, Warangal, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Medak, etc and also neighboring states.
The most beautiful sight is the gushing of water to the water bodies when the 20flooodgatres are opened at a time during the monsoons.
Specialty of the place:
The place acts as an easy access for family picnics and outings. It is crowded mostly during the weekends.
Where to stay:
The tourists may find many accommodations with reasonable rates and modern amenities in Karimnagar. There are many hotels, guest houses, lodges and tourist rest houses available at various rates for the tourists to put up in.
How to reach:
Karimnagar is well connected to all the major cities in Telangana by road. It can be easily accessed by road from Warangal, Nizamabad, Medak and other parts of the state.
There are many State Transport buses from Jubilee Bus Stop to Karimnagar
The nearest international airport is located at Hyderabad which is around 165 km from Karimnagar town.
Lower Manair Dam Karimnagar is hardly about 6km away from Karimnagar Bus Stand and can be easily accessed by public transport.
Nearest Railway Station: Karimnagar Junction is the nearest railway station.
Details about Lower Manair Dam
|Catchment Area of River||6,475 sqkm||2500sq miles|
|Flood discharge(max)Observed||9,910 cumecs||3.50 lakhs cusec|
|Design discharge||14,158 cumecs||5.00 lakhs cusecs|
|Length of Earth dam||10.10 kms||33.156 ft|
|Max. Height of Earth dam||26.822 mt||88 ft|
|Top width of Earth dam||7.315 mt||24 ft|
|Full Reservoir Level||280.416 mt||+ 920.00 ft|
|Top level of Bund||+284.378mt||+933.00 ft|
|Full Capacity of Reservoir||0.68 Tm. Cumecs||24.00 tm.cft|
|Water Spread area @+920.00||81.024 sq kmt||31.284 m|
|No & Size of gates||20 gates||50 * 24|
Lower Manair Dam Timings: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM – Open on all days
Lower Manair Dam Karimnagar Details:
Catchment Area of River: 6,475 sqkm
Max. Height of Earth dam: 26.822 mt
Top Width of Earth Dam: 7.315 mt
Full Reservoir Level: 280.416 mt or 920 ft
Full Capacity of Reservoir: 0.68 Tm. Cumecs
Distance to Lower Manair Dam Karimnagar:
From Hyderabad 162 Kms
From Warangal 68 Kms
From Nizamabad 147 Kms
Lower Manair Dam
Telangana – 505001