Nizamabad Tourist Places

Medak Nizam Sagar Dam | Manjeera Drinking Water Hyderabad – Secunderabad

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.

Medak Nizam Sagar Dam Special Attractions.

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.

Nizam Sagar Dam

How to reach Medak Nizam Sagar Dam:

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

Earth Dam
Total Length 6,340 m
Maximum Height 47.72 m
No of spill ways 3 Nos
Vents 48 Nos
Spillway Length 946 m
Main Canal
Maximum designed discharge 6,25,000 cusecs
Discharge at head 3400 cusecs
Length of the canal 155 km
Distributaries 92 Nos
Sub distributaries 283 Nos


Catchment area at
reservoir site
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

Irrigation Potential

Mandal wise ayacut details

The total ayacut contemplated under the Project is 2.31 lakh acres.

Mandal Ayacut(acres) Mandal Ayacut(acres)
Nizamsagar 3,380 Varni 16,412
Kotgir 24,500 Nizamabad 15,600
Yedpally 9,150 Penjal 18,785
Makloor 21,900 Velpoor 3,170
Jakran pally 1,200 Birkoor 17,200
Banswada 11,260 Bodhan 33,000
Dichpally 2,202 Nandipet 14,458
Balkonda 6,315
Salient Features
S.No. Attribute Value
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
5 Status Completed
6 State Telangana
7 Districts Benefitted Nizamabad
8 Basin Godavari
9 River Godavari
10 Tributary Manjeera
11 Project Sharing (International/Interstate/Both) None
12 International Sharing None
13 Inter-Basin No
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
28 Studies Conducted
29 Project Covered under Tribal Sub-plan
30 Project cover under DPAP

Medak Nizam Sagar Dam Address:

Nizam Sagar, Achampet, Telangana 503302

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