· Summer: March-May (22°C - 41°C)
· Winter: November-February (14°C - 30°C)
· Monsoon: June-September
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Facilitating India’s 3rd largest hydroelectric project, Srisailam Dam is located at the border of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and is an engineering marvel built on River Krishna. Occupying a deep gorge in the Nallamala Hills, the dam boasts of flawless natural beauty all around. At the height of about 300 m., the dam is about 512 m. high and has 12 crest gates. It is a mesmerizing sight when the gates open and loads of water fall from the height.
Another highlight of the place is the amazing view of River Krishna, one of the sacred rivers of South India. The reservoir of about 800 sq. km. supports boating. You can spend hours relishing the beauty of the place and explore the nearby attractions like Hindu Temple, cave temples, rock shelters and ancient ruins. It is worth mentioning that the roads to the dam are closed for traffic from 09:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.
By road, the dam is about 13 km. from Srisailam Temple, about 180 km. from the district Headquarters Kurnool and about 200 km. from the state capital Hyderabad. State highways in good condition lead to various view points of the dam. Reach by state transport buses to Srisailam from where hiring a taxi would be a good option.
Markapur Railway Station is about 90 km. from the dam. Local buses and taxis can help you reach Srisailam from where the dam can be easily accessed.
Hyderabad’s international airport is about 186 km. from Srisailam Dam. The best way is to hire a taxi directly from the airport to access the dam.