Nagarjuna Sagar

BUDDHA Nagarjuna Sagar

Nagarjuna Sagar in an important Buddhist site located 150 kms from Hyderabad. The historic location takes its name from the Buddhist saint and scholar Acharya Nagarjuna who is said to have set up a centre of learning here. Today, Nagarjuna Sagar is home to Nagarjuna Sagar Dam - the world's tallest masonry dam that irrigates over 10 lakh acres of land. NAGARJUNA KONDA MUSEUM

It was during the building of the dam that the ruins of an ancient Buddhist civilisation were excavated here. Some of the relics unearthed have been carefully preserved on a picturesque island called Nagarjuna Konda, located in the centre of a man-made lake. The vestiges of a sacred Buddhist stupa, vihara, monastries, a university and a sacrificial altar have been carefully reconstructed at Anupu on the east bank of the reservoir.

NAGARJUNA SAGAR DAM

Nagarjuna Konda
A fascinating island set in the middle of a man-made lake, Nagarjuna Konda houses the excavated remains of the 2nd and 3rd century Buddhist civilisation found at Nagarjuna Sagar. To reach Nagarjuna Konda, visitors board a boat at the jetty near Vijayapuri township.

Access
Air : The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 149 km.
Rail : The nearest rail head is Macherla, which is 29 km from Nagarjuna Sagar.
Bus : Regular service from Hyderabad, Warangal and Vijaywada to Nagarjuna Sagar

Accomodation
-A.P Tourism's Sagar Vihar guest house
-Project House

Andhra Pradesh