The Pocharam Dam Reservoir is yet another tourist spot in the city of Medak that is considered for short stay for picnics and get together. The dam is just about 14.6 kms away from Medak. The construction over the Dam had started in 1916 and had completed by 1922. The dam has been constructed over the Allair River, a tributary of Manjeera River.
The dam gets misty by the bubbly and lathery waters of the dam. The flow of water over the steps of the dam gives an impression of a road of water. The scenic beauty of the surrounding place makes it an attractive and easily accessible tourist spot in the district.
The huge reservoir also acts as a good fishing spot for the fishing lovers. It promises a good catch to the fishing amateur as well.
The Pocharam reservoir is a unique one with no flood gates as against the other dams and reservoirs where there are floodgates. The excess water flows over the dam giving an impression of water fall amidst the lush green environment.
One may also visit the Nizam bungalow situated near the Pocharam Dam Reservoir. The island at the centre of the reservoir is the habitat of many types of herbs. The management runs boats for reaching the island. The boating in the dam and the walk in the island are nice experiences to nature lovers.
The site is well connected by road with Hyderabad. The road trip from Hyderabad is 110 kms and is full of beautiful paddy fields and lush green vegetation. The reservoir is also having a mini sanctuary with various species of birds. The sanctuary attracts the bird watchers. This wildlife sanctuary is situated near Pocharam Reservoir.
Walk on the banks of the reservoir is adventurous
Water flow from the reservoir during monsoon season.
The island at the centre of the reservoir.
Where to stay:
There are many accommodations available at Medak that provide clean and comfortable accommodation to the visitors. Alternatively, the visitors can stay in Hyderabad and travel Medak.
Some of the good hotels at Medak are: Anjagoud Hotels, Green Corner Hotel and Manama Hotel.
How to Reach:
The nearest railway station is the Hyderabad Station which is about 110 kms away. Tourists can reach Medak from the station by private transport.
Tourists may also avail the State run buses plying from MGBS bus stand to Medak every 20-30 min.
Distance to Pocharam Reservoir:
From Hyderabad 114 Kms
From Medak Town 15 Kms
From Lingampally 99 Kms
From Warangal 166 Kms
Best Time to Visit : From September to January.
Timings: 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM.